ABANG Lingkod party-list Representative Stephen Paduano said on Monday, February 11, they will have a caravan on Tuesday, February 12, in two key areas in Bacolod City during the start of the 90-day campaign period for senators and party-list representatives.
Paduano said that the caravan will be a joint activity of Abang Lingkod and supporters of former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go.
The supporters will gather in Barangays Sum-ag and Bata and will go around the major thoroughfares of Bacolod City going to the Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports Center.
With the start of the campaign, the Commission on Elections reminded the candidates and their supporters to observe the rules in campaigning as provided by law.
Considered as lawful campaign materials are pamphlets, leaflets, stickers or other printed materials not exceeding 8 1/2 by 14 feet; handwritten or printed letters; posters made of cloth, paper, cardboard not exceeding 2 x 3 feet; streamers not bigger than 3 x 8 feet at the site of public rally or meeting shall be removed within 24 hours after the said activity; mobile units and vehicles used in motorcades of all types.
Also allowed are paid advertisements in broadcast, internet, mobile, print or outdoor media subject to the requirements in Section 9 in the Fair Elections Act.
Social media posts, whether original or re-posted from some source, which may either incidental to the poster’s advocacies of social issues or which may have, for its primary purpose, the endorsement of a candidate only is acceptable. In the headquarters and residences of candidates, lawful elections paraphernalia may be displayed.
The campaign period for local bets – for governors down to municipal councilors and for district representatives – is set from March 29 to May 11. (PR)