Anti-epal: Iligan officials want names removed from signages

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 29 2017 11:40 PM

ILIGAN CITY - Local government officials in Iligan City on Monday ordered their names removed from signages of existing government projects following the first hearing on an "anti-epal" measure in the city.

Some barangay chairmen are also contemplating on having their names removed from their projects.

Councilor Petronilo Pardillo, the proponent of the measure, is optimistic that his proposal will become a city ordinance as majority of the councilors expressed no opposition to it.

Pardillo said the bill was patterned after Senate Bill No. 54 or the Anti-Signage of Public Works Bill which was proposed by the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

The bill aims to bar politicians from claiming credit for projects built with public funds by putting their names on signages.