Illegal Campaign Materials in Manila Removed by Comelec for Violating Election Code
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has inspected various areas in Manila and removed the illegal campaign materials.
Comelec roamed around the National Capital Region to inspect the campaign materials after the campaign period started. The agency found numerous campaign posters posted in an inappropriate areas.
The Department of Public Works and Highways together with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority removed illegal campaign posters of candidates along Sampaloc Manila.
The authorities removed the posters of both local and national candidates posted in prohibited spots such as trees and electrical post. Oversized campaign posters have been also removed although it were placed at a proper posting spot.
Comelec Manila reminded the public that oversized posters are prohibited although it were placed in private properties. It was based under Comelec Resolution No. 10730 or Fair Elections Act.
“Pinadalhan na po namin ang notice yung mga kandidato at pag hindi nila tinanggal, yung batas natin, pine-presume na sila yung nagkabit na nun eh, That’s why ang pinapadalhan natin ng notice ay yung mga kandidato na kung maaari ay tanggalin nila ito dahil ito ay illegal campaign materials kasi ang nakikinabang naman doon, sila rin.” Comelec Manila 3rd District Atty. Gregorio Bonifacio said.
The agency also roamed around several parts of Laon Laan, Dimasalang and Maceda. The confiscated posters are irredeemable because it can be used to file election offense against candidates who violated the policy.
The commission will continue the operation throughout the campaign period and urged the candidates and their supporters to follow the policy when it comes to posting campaign materials.
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