Comelec to village polls bets: Time to clean up

MANILA A day after the conduct of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged candidates to start removing their respective campaign materials.

Comelec Commissioner Luie Guia said it is necessary that aspirants take responsibility in taking down their campaign materials like posters and streamers.

It goes without saying that since they are the ones who put them up, it is also their responsibility to take them down, he said.

While there is no law that mandates them to do so, Guia noted that candidates can be held liable for refusing to remove their campaign materials based on existing ordinances of their respective local government units (LGUs).

We could look at possible violations of local ordinances, especially for those that are illegally placed campaign posters... that is where they could be held accountable, he said.

The Comelec conducted the village and youth polls from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

It announced that there was no 'failure of elections' as all polling precincts opened, adding that the polls were generally peaceful and orderly. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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