Airtime limits on political ads to start Tuesday-A A +A
Sunday, February 10, 2013
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start to strictly implement on Tuesday, February 12, the “airtime limits” for candidates in this year’s May midterm elections, according to its chairman.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said they will implement the measure while there is still no decision from the court on the temporary restraining order filed by some media networks.
Media networks GMA7 and TV5 filed their petitions last week against the implementation of the aggregated airtime limit of 120 minutes on TV and 180 minutes on all radio stations.
The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP), on their part, said that with the strict rule on airtime of political ads, the information on the candidates will not reach the voters in the far out areas.
Brillantes, however, said that their rules are within the Fair Election Act, adding that if the Supreme Court will junk their resolution, the Comelec will follow it. (Sunnex)