Team PNoy bet gets 4 illegal posters' notice from Comelec-A A +A
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
ADMINISTRATION candidate Risa Hontiveros has been identified of having the most number of campaign posters placed outside the designated campaign poster areas.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the commission has already sent four notices to the senatorial aspirant.
"Risa Hontiveros was served another notice for her illegal posters in Cainta. Her 4th notice already. She has received most number of notices so far," he said.
On the other hand, LPG Marketers Association Party-List, and Kabataan Party-List have been sent four notices each, the most number of notices sent to party-list organizations.
"Our topnotchers are LPGMA and Kabataan party-List, each with four notices," he added.
Aside from Hontiveros, three other senatorial candidates of Team Pnoy namely: Antonio Trillanes IV and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, have been sent third notices each while Francis Escudero, received his second notice for his "A-Plus Paint" advertisement on a taxi cab unit.
Likewise, Loren Legarda, Gringo Honasan, Eddie Villanueva, Ting-Ting Cojuanco, and Jack Enrile were also sent their respective notices.
The other party party-list groups that were given notices, for the second time were Sanlakas, Anak Mindanao, and Gabriela party-list groups.
Notices were also sent to Akbayan, Bagong Henerasyon (BH), A-Teacher, An-Waray, ACT-CIS, Binhi, 1 BRO-PGBI, Umalab-Ka, Kalinga, 1-Sagip, Katribu, and Abroad.
Candidates/groups are given three days upon receipt of the notices to remove their illegally placed poster.
Brillantes said that he has already given instructions to the Law Department to begin the process of filing appropriate cases.
The Comelec can file charges against candidates/party-lists for failure to comply with its order.
Under Comelec Resolution 9615, parties and candidates may post any lawful campaign material only in authorized common poster areas in public places and in private places provided it has the consent of the owner.
Violation of the said resolution entails an election offense, which carries a penalty of one to six years imprisonment, removal of right to vote, and prohibition to occupy public office. (FP/Sunnex)