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PUVs no place to install propaganda, Comelec warns

The Commission on Elections urged public utility vehicle owners to remove campaign propaganda posted on their vehicles or face cancellation of their franchise. It said that posting those campaign material on the PUVs violates the commission’s campaign rules and constitutes an election offense. The warning came after the Comelec received information and photos sent by netizens through their official website and twitter account @Comelec about public conveyances that carrying posters and images of candidates. Brillantes  asked the public to continue sending @COMELEC “photos of propaganda you see on taxis, buses and PUVs, include plate numbers and name of the line.” Comelec Resolution 9615 promulgated last month stated it is unlawful to post, display or exhibit campaign materials on buses, jeepneys, trains, taxi cabs, ferries, pedicabs and tricycles, whether motorized or not. The prohibition also covers schools, shrines, barangay halls, health centers, public structures and buildings or any edifice, Comelec said. On Monday, the Commission also warned the entire Team Pnoy they will be disqualified if they failed to remove campaign materials posted outside the allowed posting areas. Lawyer Esmeralda Ladra, head of the Comelec Law Department, said they already sent notices to the officials of Liberal Party and gave them three days to explain the illegal campaign material posted on electric post along West Service Road in Sun Valley Subdivision in Parañaque City.
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