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Report illegal campaign posters, Comelec urges

 

 

NETIZENS were urged by the Commission on Elections to report to them if they see the presence of prohibited campaign materials of senatorial candidates and party-list organizations.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez issued the call in his Twit­ter account in view of the start of the campaign period for national candidates yesterday.

“Help identify illegally-sized and illegally-placed posters, using this template,” he said in his Twitter ac­count @jabjimenez.

Jimenez said the report must in­dicate if the campaign material is oversized, out of place, or both.

It must also indicate the location of the illegal campaign material as well as the date when the picture was taken.

“Anonymous accounts may sub­mit reports but must provide iden­tity verification,” said Jimenez.

He said reports must be sent to any social media accounts of the COMELEC, namely Twitter (@comelec); Facebook (facebook.com/comelecph); or Instagram (IG://comelectv).

“Use the hashtag #SumbongSa­COMELEC,” Jimenez said.

Earlier, the Comelec already is­sued a notice reminding all candi­dates and parties to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propanganda before the start of the campaign period.

“Otherwise, said candidate or party shall be presumed to have committed the pertinent election offense during said campaign pe­riod for national candidates for na­tional candidates,” Jimenez said.

“Prohibited forms of election propaganda include those that are posted outside of common poster areas, in public places, or in private properties without the consent of the owner,” he added. (Leslie Aquino)

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