Candidates continue to ignore Comelec's order to remove illegal campaign materials

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm 

MANILA, March 29 — National candidates continue to ignore the order of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for them to remove their illegal or oversized campaign materials.

As the three-day grace period given to the candidates had already lapsed, Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez particularly named as one of the violators Bangon Pilipinas standard-bearer Bro. Eddie Villanueva, whose billboard along Quiapo Bridge in Manila still stands.

“This morning, I’ve noticed that the billboard that we complained before in Quiapo is still up,” he said.

However, Jimenez noted that it is not only Villanueva who has not complied with the Comelec order as the illegal campaign materials of other candidates are still up along North and South Luzon Expressways.

It can be recalled that the Comelec informed the candidates, through a letter sent last week, to remove their oversized posters along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces.

The poll body warned that they are ready to tear down the illegal campaign materials and to file legal action against the violators. (PNA) scs/FGP/utb


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