Close  

Comelec exec calls out Tolentino over huge billboard in Pasay

Other candidates warned, too
By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 04:38 PM February 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A Commission on Elections (Comelec) official has called out administration senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino over his huge billboard in Pasay City.

Comelec Commissioner Rowena  Guanzon reminded candidates Wednesday that they should follow election rules and immediately remove posters that violate the 2’ x 3’-size.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I’m calling on the candidates especially candidate Tolentino whose billboard is still there in Pasay and I see that billboard every time I go to the airport,” she noted.

“It bothers me that the candidate does not think that we have the power to order that billboard removed. It’s not a good thing for candidates (to) think that the Comelec is powerless against them,” she added.

FEATURED STORIES


Guanzon warned that posters beyond the size set under Comelec election rules should be removed by the candidate or the poll body would do it.

“I’m asking them again to please remove the huge billboards because its like, you know, in my face, in our face, it’s like telling the Comelec ‘Who cares about your rules?’ that’s… that’s not good,” Guanzon said in an interview.

“The candidates must learn a lesson, they should remove their posters. If they don’t remove their posters, the big ones, I was suggesting to the commission en banc today that we should just (go) on contract with a company that we will remove these billboards,” she said. /kga

Click here for more elections stories.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2019 elections, Comelec, Election, Election 2019, Francis Tolentino, Local news, Nation, national news, news, Philippine news updates, Politics, Poll violation, posters, Rowena Guanzon
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.