Comelec to take down illegal campaign posters starting today

February 10, 2019
James Jimenez

THE Commission on Elections announced that campaign posters not placed in common poster areas will be taken down before the start of the campaign period tomorrow.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez warned candidates violating campaign poster policy will still face sanctions even if they are not aware of the posters.

Placing campaign materials such as posters and tarpaulins in areas that are not designated by the Comelec as common poster areas is illegal.

Jimenez said the Comelec already sent letters to candidates who have their campaign tarpaulins placed in non-common poster areas.

The Comelec has started coordinating with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Department of Public Works and Highways for the “Operation Baklas.”