Comelec removes illegal campaign posters in Zamboanga City


Posted at Mar 30 2019 02:46 AM

Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) removed illegal campaign posters in Zamboanga City Friday as the campaign period for candidates running for local elective posts started.

Election officer Jan Christian Babiera said most of the confiscated posters came from national candidates and party-list groups. 

Under Comelec Resolution 10488, which serves as the implementing rules and regulations for the May 2019 polls, campaign materials should be put up in common poster areas, such as plazas, markets, and barangay centers. 

Campaign posters are limited to 2x3 feet and should be placed only in common poster areas, which are determined by local election officers.

Violators may be imprisoned, fined, or disqualified from holding public office. 

Some 18,000 positions are up for grabs in the May 13, 2019 elections. - Report from Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News