Vote 2013

Comelec wants cap on campaign contributions


THIS is something lawmakers should consider before the 2016 elections.

If campaign finance laws limit the expenditure of candidates in local and national elections, then contributions should also be regulated.

Elections Commissioner Christian Robert Lim said Congress should pass a law that will limit political campaign contributions so that the amount a candidate receives for his or her political campaign will not exceed the limit for campaign spending.

There being no restrictions on campaign contributions, he said, “if my limit for expenditure is just P1 million, I can still raise P100 million legally.”