MANILA, Philippines – Topping the Comission on Elections’ (Comelec) list of candidates with most poster violations is senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros.
Hontiveros is currently campaigning with Team PNoy.
Candidates campaigning on the same party apparently topped the Comelec’s list of poster violators.
In Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes’ Twitter account, he consecutively posted names of the candidates whose posters have been found in prohibited areas and the number of notices each candidate has received.
Brillantes said, “Risa Hontiveros was served another notice for her illegal posters in Cainta. Her 4th notice already; received most number of notices so far.”
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV comes in 2nd.
According to Brillantes, “Sen. Trillanes was sent 2 more notices to remove his illegal posters (West Service Rd & Tondo). Total: 3 notices.”
Bam Aquino came in 3rd place. Brillantes said, “Two (2) separate notices were sent to Bam Aquino for his illegal posters in West Service Rd/Kamuning & E. Rod in QC. Total: 3 notices.”
In trouble for a product he endorsed are Senator Francis Escudero, some taxis and the taxis themselves in danger of losing their franchise.
According to the Comelec Chairman, “Taxi operators carrying Sen. Escudero’s illegal ads will also be summoned; cancellation of franchise on the way. Sen. Escudero was served his 2nd notice, this time for his ‘A-Plus Paint’ ads illegally placed on Taxis/PUV.”
The president’s aunt was also in the list. “Tingting Cojuanco was also sent notices for her posters hazardously nailed on electrical posts in Mabalacat, Pampanga.” Brillantes added.
Although the top 3 spots are from Team PNoy, there were 2 candidates from rival party United Nationalist Alliance were also present in the list.
Brillantes says, “Sen. Loren Legarda, Sen. Gringo Honasan, Bro. Eddie Villanueva and Cong. Jack Enrile were each sent notices to remove their illegal posters.”
Repeat violators of campaign posters shall be unveiled by Brillantes earlier Monday he promised.
He said, “Mamayang gabi, ilalabas ko uli bagong listahan ng mga pasaway na senatoriable at party-list na hindi pa rin sumusunod sa campaign rules.”
Brillantes also added urging citizens to be on the lookout as well, “All campaign posters MUST indicate for whom the ads are & who paid for it. Without such statement, the propaganda is prohibited. To the public, pls report to @COMELEC—apart from those misplaced & oversized—campaign materials not bearing the required statement.”