2 party-lists face raps for violating campaign poster areas



MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday it would file election offense charges against two party-list groups for failing to act on its notice sent last week to take down their illegal campaign posters.

In a press briefing, Comelec law department head Esmeralda Ladra said Kabataan party-list and Piston Land Transportation Coalition did not remove their posters mounted outside the designated poster areas in Metro Manila even if they were given three days to comply with the Comelec rules.

In the same breath, Ladra also said the entire Team PNoy senatorial slate were also issued notices, also for violating the poster rule. An illegal campaign poster by the Team PNoy was spotted on an electric post along the West Service Road in Parañaque City.

Records showed that the Comelec sent two notices to Kabataan on Feb. 19. Piston was also sent a notice on the same day.  The deadline for them to heed the Comelec’s notice was last Friday (Feb. 22).

But when the Comelec law department made the rounds on Saturday to check their compliance with the order, their posters were still seen along Taft Avenue in Manila.

Ladra specifically said posters of the two groups were still plastered on the walls of the Philippine General Hospital, a public building at that, on Taft Avenue.

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. has earlier warned party-list groups to strictly comply with the campaign rules or risk disqualification from the May 13 balloting.

So far, the Comelec law department has already sent notices to 12 senatorial candidates, mostly from Team PNoy and the United Nationalist Alliance.

Ladra named them as Risa Hontiveros, Representatives Juan Ponce Enrile Jr., Sonny Angara and Teddy Casiño, Senators Antonio Trillanes IV, Francis Escudero and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, Mayor Edward Hagedorn, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Jamby Madrigal, Bam Aquino and Nancy Binay.

Aside from Kabataan and Piston, at least eight more party-list groups have also been sent notices since last week: Buhay party-list, LPG Marketers Association, Sanlakas, Anak Mindanao, Anakpawis, Magdalo, Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta and 1-Joint Alliance of Marginalized Group.

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  • bogli_anakdami

    hay naku… violation daw… it’s a waste of time..

    flips gung gongs neither FOLLOW nor ENFORCE any laws…

    flip gung gongs  are known thieves, murderers, pedophiles, etchas tera, etc… NONE are per/presecuted…

    kunyari pa kayo, gung gongs!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVLYKVJAHTAJNSYD2POTAV7JFI Ed

    lahat na ng kandidato automatic DISQUALIFY….comelec gising nga kayo….

    • magiting78

      hehehe sino n uupo?…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVLYKVJAHTAJNSYD2POTAV7JFI Ed

    kahit nga LOCAL politicians, naglipana na mga poster/tarpoulin nila…GISING COMELEC..

    • barok

       I say GISING MGA PILIPINO! Wag na intayin ang Comelec, baklasin agad…at wag iboto sa darating na eleksyon.

  • Jane Tan

    Its stupid, any opposition can transfer a campaign poster of their rival to an illegal area. What COMELEC should be doing is monitoring the areas that are for campaign posters because those areas are significantly less than any other public area.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Hindi kaya komunista ang mga party-list na Kabataan at Piston?
    Buti na lang wala sila sa listahan ko!

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    alisin na kasi yang party list..yung bibigay na pork barrel nila mas magagamit sa ibang bagay para sa mamayan wala namang ginagawa sa congress yan mga yan kasi wala naman sakop na lugar para doon gastusin sa  project..karamihan pina uupo nila mga member din ng political dynasty o yung tapos ng term nila o talo sa eleksion 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNBBNCCS7FK4K6ZEMT2XMEN5JQ RAMONS

    walang mapaparusahan dyan. sabihin lang nila na kalaban ang nag lagay ng mga poster nila sa ipinagbabawal na lugar.

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