- Netizens react to COMELEC’s list of campaign poster violators
- Netizens backed Senator Nancy Binay on her claim by naming senators who are not on list
The official campaign period for the 2019 elections started last February 12. Everywhere you go, you will see tarpaulins of candidates who are going to woo voters for the upcoming elections come May 13. But there are restrictions on the posting of tarps.
Under Republic Act No. 9006 or the Fair Elections Act, campaign posters should measure no more than 2 feet by 3 feet. They are not allowed to be posted on public structures like waiting sheds, electric posts and wires, and road traffic signs, yet there are so many violators.
One of the alleged violators is Senator Nancy Binay, who shared her dismay through her Twitter account. On her tweet, she questioned why she was pinponted by Comelec as a violator when she does not have any campaign posters. She also criticized the agency’s selection of violators.
In her tweet, she posted, “Kaduda-duda ang listahan na inilabas ng COMELEC dahil wala akong campaign posters. Kung sino pa yung mukhang nagkalat sa buong Pilipinas, yun pa ang wala sa listahan.”
Kaduda-duda ang listahan na inilabas ng Comelec dahil wala akong campaign posters. Kung sino pa yung mukhang nagkalat sa sa buong Pilipinas, yun pa ang wala sa listahan.#VoterEd #NLE2019 #SumbongSaCOMELEC #Eleksyon2019 pic.twitter.com/uC2f0xSUyL
— Senator Nancy Binay (@SenatorBinay) February 15, 2019
These were the 40 senatorial candidates that Guanzon named:
- Aguilar, Ferdinand P.
- Albani, Ibrahim H.
- Alejano, Gary C.
- Alfajora, Richard U.
- Alunan, Rafael III M.
- Angara, Juan Edgardo M.
- Aquino, Paolo Benigno IV A.
- Arellano, Ernesto R.
- Arias, Marcelino P.
- Austria, Bernard F.
- Binay, Maria Lourdes Nancy S.
- Casiño, Edmundo Vicente G.
- Cayetano, Pilar Juliana S.
- Chong, Glenn A.
- Colmenares, Neri J.
- Diokno, Jose Manuel Tadeo I.
- Ejercito, Joseph Victor G.
- Estrada, Jinggoy E.
- Gadon, Lorenzo G.
- Generoso, Conrado I.
- Hilbay, Florin T.
- Jangao, Leborio Jr. M.
- Javellana, Rodolfo Jr. B.
- Lapid, Manuel M.
- Macalintal, Romulo B.
- Mallillin, Emily T.
- Mangondato, Faisal M.
- Mangudadatu, Zajid G.
- Matula, Jose Sonny G.
- Meniano, Luther G.
- Montano, Allan S.
- Ong, Willie T.
- Osmeña, Sergio III DR.
- Pimentel III, Aquilino Martin Dela Llana
- Poe-Llamanzares, Mary Grace Natividad S.
- Roleda, Danilo V.
- Tañada III, Lorenzo R.
- Tolentino, Francis N.
- Valdes, Antonio AS.
- Villar, Cynthia A.
Bong Go, Bato dela Rosa, Bong Revilla & Imee Marcos are not on your list. Special treatment?
— Garrett Alberto (@mr_boomskie) February 16, 2019
Where is the name of the selfie king? Nagkalat ang poster nia may katabi pang pangit na itago natin sa pangalang rodrigo
— yourbestbro (@yourbestbro1) February 15, 2019
Netizens backed Senator Nancy Binay on her claim by naming senators who are not on list like Bong Go, Bato dela Rosa, Imee Marcos, and Bong Revilla to name name a few.
Reacting to the comments bombarding her post, Rowena V. Guazon defended why there are some names missing in the campaign poster violators’ list through a tweet.
In her post, she explained that the list is for candidates’ whose addresses are in the NCR.
She explained, “Because Bong Go’s address is in Davao, the election officer or Director of Davao will send him a notice. Not the NCR election officer.”
Because Bong Go's address is n Davao the Election ofcer or Director of Davao will send him a notice. Not NCR elecrn officer https://t.co/HZXDiys8ec
— Rowena V. Guanzon (@commrguanzon) February 15, 2019
Candidate Go will be sent a notice in his home address in Davao. No sacred cows.
— Rowena V. Guanzon (@commrguanzon) February 16, 2019
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