BAGUIO

Comelec braces for campaign period in Benguet

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct monitoring in Benguet province as the campaign period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election starts next week.

Election campaign period will be on May 4 until May 12.

“We will be monitoring during election period, kapag may campaign posters outside the poster area or the prohibited area in public schools, buildings and sheds, ipapatatangal namin with deputized agencies accompanied by the Philippine National Police (PNP),” said Comelec provincial election supervisor Elenita Capuyan.

Capuyan said Comelec will notify concerned candidates to remove their campaign paraphernalia out of the prohibited area within three days. After the given ultimatum, members of monitoring agency will remove the posters.

Capuyan also reminded poll candidates to abide by the rules and follow the allowed sizes for campaign materials which is 2x3 feet.

The Comelec, together with the PNP and Armed Forces, will meet on May 4 to discuss about security for the May 14 election.

“We will see the problems that we might encounter be solved, and anticipated election related,” said Capuyan adding that the Comelec is also entertaining phone calls, written complaints and conduct investigations and recommendations after.

Few days after the election campaign, the Comelec are conducting information and education drive of the election rules and proper sizes of campaign posters in the different barangays.

In La Trinidad, Benguet’s capital town, designated campaign poster areas are distributed among the 16 barangays of the municipality.


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