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Comelec asks candidates in village polls to remove unnecessary posters, tarpaulins

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has warned candidates running for barangay chairmen, kagawad and SK chairmen in the different barangays to already remove their tarpaulins and other posters which are posted in their community as these are violations of the Election Code.

Comelec city officer Atty. Stephen Roy Cañete observed that there are various posters posted in conspicuous places in the community by people who are obviously going to run in the barangay polls.

“Tiene maga posters ta conseja con el maga jovenes to stay away from drugs, tiene tamen ta abla drive safely and many others. Ok lang aquel del otro dia cuando nuay pa sila man file el Certificates of Candidacy pero the moment they will file the COC it is already considered a violation puede canila man disqualify for electioneering,” Cañete pointed out.

Under Comelec ruling, posters posted by people who have signified their intention to run are considered a violation even if the posters do not have the word “vote.”

“Si ay imbia ya canamun el Comelec Manila el rules on campaign puede ya aquel came implementa especialmente na maga tarpaulins,” Cañete said.

Candidates could face charges for electioneering that is why Comelec is warning the them to strictly follow the rules and regulations of the Comelec Code to avoid problem.

He said starting May 4 to 12 those who have already filed their COCs can already join in the campaign. (Elinor Fernandez)




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