Comelec dares partylist groups to prove Aquino party violated campaign rules



Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) challenged Anakpawis and Kabataan partylists to produce evidence on campaign violations by President Benigno Aquino III in campaign sorties of his Team PNoy.

“Sila ang lagay ng lagay ng mga posters diyan, sinasabi nila pinaghihigpitan namin sila,” Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Brillantes told reporters Friday.

“Siguro mabuti sa Kabataan at Anakpawis na sumunod na lang sila sa batas at wag na sila gumawa ng conclusion na ginagamit ng government ang [funds]. Kung meron sila ebidensya, ibigay nila samin para tignan natin kung sino magiging unfair to anybody,” Brillantes said.

“We ask Comelec not to go after small fish while turning a blind eye [against] violations made by those with big names and those close to the President,” Kabataan partylist president and nominee Teri Ridon said in a text message to Friday.

“Their effort to regulate campaigning will be useless if it exempts allies of the president and big families from such regulations,” he said.

Ridon’s statement came after the Comelec found election propaganda of Anakpawis and Kabataan in banned areas during an inspection around Manila Tuesday. Election propaganda was found on the center island along Taft Avenue while Kabataan tarpaulins and posters inside the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) campus were also reported by concerned citizens.

Ridon said that they haven’t received official notice yet from the Comelec regarding their prohibited election propaganda in PUP and along the center island of Taft Avenue.

“We haven’t received a notice from the Comelec yet,” Ridon said. “We will look into the matter. We ask our volunteers and campaigners to follow Comelec guidelines.”

“We will comply with Comelec regulations upon notice of location of alleged illegally placed posters. We need to know where and which posters to take down,” he said.

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  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    the statement shows that COMELEC will really protect the party of PENOY…



  • pipsirho

    The usual Leftist bromide!!! Go as for as they can, then blame the establishment when caught in a bad situation! Very predictable!!!

  • bmcillo2


    By: Cecilio F. Hernandez




    President Noynoy
    Aquino flew to MILF liar to bring with him the olive leaf of peace. A historic
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    The government
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    are unnecessary and better with alternatives. 
    There are even build and destroy schemes for profit purposes.  Let us stop bleeding the people’s money for


    the start of the election season, many candidates would be mounting the stage
    for bola purposes.   Many talk without any sense. Watch them and
    real understand what they have done or can be capable of doing with social
    impact.  Do not believe simply by the
    names they inherit but their personal lives and what they have achieved for
    others.  Test them too if they have
    personality disorders.  More so, dig if
    they have corrupt tendencies, incompetence or physical incapacities.


    We are a
    government of laws and not of idle men. Vote-buying, over-spending, pre-mature campaigning,
    electioneering are again prevalent with COA, COMELEC, Civil Service Commission
    static.    With direct bearing, the common men are just
    fed up and weak.  They do not understand reports
    of so-called tiger economies.  All they
    know is that they have food, shelter, health and education for their children.  Without an honest to goodness implementation
    of the so-called Fair Elections Act weeks, months or even years, the public are
    perennial victims of vicious cycle of ensuing ineptitude, poverty and

    When peace and
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    them to appreciate that there is still a true government where they can live under
    a system of laws with considerable peace and justice.  When laws are roughly implemented, they are
    even worse than anarchy.

    particularly, half of them perennially look for food and health-care.  They hardly receive mercy from men of
    government who basks on the bounty of stolen money from them.  Neither does society look at them with real
    mercy. Nor effectively resolve to change a rotten system that had grown endemic.  A few samples do no quench the thirst of
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    empty platforms and promises of men who run in office or motherhood statements,
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    by political parties.  What were their
    scores in implementing these public concerns? 
    If candidates fail, the electorate should strictly withdraw support  from them for their own sake.


  • mekeni62

    COMELEC should now investigate since they heard of the complaint. Brillantes sounds like in defense of the LP……this is ominous.

  • minorglob

    huh? Bulag ba sila?  If comelec and the whole world can see the posters, why can’t they see it?  Why should they wait for a notice from comelec before they start putting down their posters?  So if they don’t get a notice, they don’t know where the posters are?  Please don’t vote for these party list politicians who are nothing but trapos themselves.

  • Fred

    Buong angkan namin kasama mga kapitbahay at tropa ay hindi iboboto ang Anakpawis o
    Kabataan. Perwisyo sila!

  • JasonBieber

    In the Philippines under the PNoy Administration it doesn’t matter what you can prove or what you can’t. All the matters is what PNoy allows and what PNoy wants. PNoy and his KKK and his party and exempted from such reprimands.

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