Task force vs illegal campaign posters, materials formed-A A +A
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog created Wednesday a task force against illegal campaign posters and materials set to operate starting Monday, February 4.
Mabilog said the move is a deterrent factor to pasting of premature election campaign materials on public places and government buildings, bridges and trees as illegal pre-campaign period practice of some national and local politicians.
He said the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will designate official common poster areas in the city, where all campaign posters and materials can be pasted starting March 29 as the official campaign period starts for the May midterm elections.
The task force is empowered to dismantle and take out the campaign materials before March 29, after which the Comelec will take over to designate the common poster areas.
The task force is headed by city administrator Norlito Bautista as chairman with team members Task Force Asis to dismantle illegal structures, Special Services Unit to dismantle the posters, city environment and natural resources office to take out materials in parks and trees, and the city legal office to charge violators. (LCP)