ENVIRONMENT officials warned politicians that they could face charges if found guilty of posting or nailing campaign materials on trees planted along public roads, plazas, parks, school premises or any public ground.

A prison correctional in its minimum period to prison mayor in its minimum period would be charged for any violator, said the DENR.

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The DENR appealed to candidates and their supporters to refrain from posting or mailing election paraphernalia on tree during the campaign period as it could only destroy the environment.

Also the prohibition applies to business sectors posting advertisements and billboard to the detriment of trees along national highways and other public places.

Negros Occidental election supervisor Jessie Suarez last week said posting areas for campaign materials in every selected barangay areas of each town and city have been placed already.

He warned that should this be violated, a candidate could face charges. (George M. De La Cruz)