During campaign period, politicians normally use different strategies to attract the attention of voters and one of those is modifying popular OPM songs as campaign jingles. Jingles are effective means to make a brand awareness and recall for their names during the election.
However, this practice negates the will of other musicians because these politicians mostly did not seek permission from the composers.
Raymund Marasigan one of the famous rock musicians took a jab at politician-candidates saying “Dipa naelect nagnakaw na.”
He was referring to the use of popular songs without any permission as campaign jingles.
The former Eraserheads drummer posted on his Twitter account pleading to NOT vote for politicians who have used unauthorized OPM songs as their election campaign jingles.
“Whenever you hear an unauthorized bastardized version of a popular song as an election jingle, pls don’t vote that candidate,” Marasigan said.
A Netizen named King Audric asked Marasigan how they will know if a song was authorized by the artist.
The rocker replied to the Netizen that they can inquire with the artist and his management, or the Filipino Society of Composers, Artist and Publishers (Filcap).
Wait Sir, noob question, paano namin malalaman pag authorized by artist yung ginagamit nilang campaign jingle?
— King Audric (@al_dwin) April 3, 2019
Marasigan’s post caught the attention of the netizens and agrees with his allegations.
Kanta nga kinukuha nang walang paalam, pera pa kaya ng taumbayan.
— Gep Macadaeg (@gepmacadaeg) April 3, 2019
actually, it's still quite fishy even if they obtained the right to use the tune legally. that would cost millions (probably) and saan naman nila kukunin yung pera na yon? you can argue that they have the money pero di naman nila mababawi yon sa sweldo nila pag nanalo sila.
— Miggy (@giuseppemihajlo) April 4, 2019
Copyright infringement. It happens.
— rєnrєn (@vi_ann91) April 4, 2019
In 2016 election, FILSCAP tried to forge an agreement with the Commission on Elections.
This is to remind politicians that they should seek permission from the composer in using their songs for campaign jingles. In this manner, the candidate abides with the Republic Act 8293, or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines.
Commission on Elections spokesman, Director James Jimenez, urged former newscaster and talk show host Jay Sonza to check his facts first before spreading fake news once more.
In a Twitter post yesterday, Sonza reported that “study shows: 9 out 10 Filipinos want the narco politician list out in the open now. ilang comelec na madaldal lang ang ayaw. Bakit? nasa payroll ba kayo ng mga narco politicians com. guazon at dir. Jimenez?”
study shows: 9 out 10 Filipinos want the narco politician list out in the open now. ilang comelec na madaldal lang ang ayaw. Bakit? nasa payroll ba kayo ng mga narco politicians com. guazon at dir. Jimenez?
— Jay Sonza (@JaySonza3) March 5, 2019
This was in reference to Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon’s interview on Super Radyo dzBB, where she called the release of the narco list during election periods as “unfair” as it could be seen as negative campaigning.
She advised instead to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to file cases against the politicians who are involved in drug trade first before releasing the list.
“Kung ilabas niyo sana ‘yan, dapat kinasuhan niyo. Pwedeng ilagay niyo, ‘Ito may mga kaso na laban sa mga taong ito for violating Dangerous Drugs Act. Pwede,” clarified Guanzon.
Jimenez readily answered the broadcast journalist’s post with, “Hahaha check your facts, Boss Jay, Barangay elections pa lang, sinasabi ko na magagamit ng botante ang listahan bilang gabay sa pagpili. Ask @DILGPhilippines about our efforts then, para maliwanagan po kayo.”
Hahaha check your facts,
Boss Jay, Barangay elections pa lang, sinasabi ko na magagamit ng botante ang listahan bilang gabay sa pagpili. Ask @DILGPhilippines about our efforts then, para maliwanagan po kayo. https://t.co/rnP2FVlMsA
— James Jimenez (@jabjimenez) March 5, 2019
Netizens were quick to ask Sonza for a copy of the study he was referring to, but the newscaster only referred to a research conducted by ABS-CBN and did not provide any actual links to it.
As the election period is nearly there, it was not needed for Commission on Elections to remind the showbiz candidates that they cannot appear on television shows as performers for the time being.
Ang Probinsyano‘s Edu Manzano is one of those who will be affected as he is currently acting as the President in the series. But he is also running for a position as the Representative for the lone district of San Juan.
Mark Lapid and Lito Lapid will also have to take a break from the teleserye as they are running as Mayor of Pampanga and as Senator, respectively.
It’s Showtime‘s Jhong Hilario will also have to take a break from the noontime show because he is set to run for re-election as the City Councilor of Makati.
Aside from television appearances, the COMELEC is also working on rules to limit the expenditures of the candidates on social media.
According to spokesperson James Jimenez, they will monitor each political campaign on social media. This includes advertisements from those who are running for a position.
“We will make sure that whatever draft regulation that we have will respect the individual’s right of expression.
“Ang babantayan natin ay kung paano nagagamit iyong social media sa kontexto ng gastusin. Magkano ang ginagastos ng mga kampanya para dito para hindi siya maging paraan para magtago ng maraming pera na nagiging unfair kasi nga may spending limit tayo.”
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Former Presidential Communications Operations Officer (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson arrived at the Commission on Elections on Monday, October 15, to file for her her candidacy as the party-list representative of AA Kasosyo.
This happened amid rumors of her running for a Senatorial position in the 2019 midterm elections.
It can be remembered that she resigned from being a Palace official as a sacrifice. In a budget hearing of the Senate finance subcommittee on the proposed budget of PCOO for 2019, she announced her resignation, saying that she’s doing it for the approval of the PCOO’s request for a ₱1 Billion budget in the upcoming year.
She also hinted earlier that she may run as a Senator to serve as a voice for the ordinary people. But at the same time, she never confirmed the exact position she was aiming for.
Uson also stated that the rumors of her getting fired is not real.
Hindi po totoo na ako ay sinibak. Kaya kong patunayan yan. Ito ay obvious na paninira ng kalaban sa pulitika dahil ang akala nila ay tatakbo ako sa 2019. Dahil diyan AKO AY TATAKBO NA dahil mapalad pa nga ako na nakakasagot ako sa blog ko pero paano ang mga ordinaryong Pilipino na walang paraan sumagot sa mga fake news ng ilang media. Bibigyan ko kayo ng boses. Salamat
Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez resigned as focal person of the local source code review for the 2019 automated elections on Monday, October 15.
It was two days after an incident during the poll body’s presentation on local source code review which showed a bikini photo of actress Jessy Mendiola. Jimenez’s personal laptop was the one used for the presentation.
He explained that it was the photo used at the idle moment of the presentation as it was the wallpaper display of the device.
“I would like to apologize for the inappropriateness of the image.
“The image was on my computer, desktop image siya. Apparently lumalabas yung desktop image for a fleeting moment when they switch between programs.”
In a press briefing, Jimenez said that he takes full responsibility for the incident.
“There was a small technical issue involving flashing of a photo which was inappropriate for the event.
“I take responsibility and I apologize. I regret it. Because of that I resigned as a focal person for the local source code review.
“If I don’t acknowledge it, it will affect the integrity of the process. Ultimately, this is for the transparency and overall credibility of the institution I serve.”
Jimenez will remain as the poll body’s director for the planning department and spokesperson.
Presidential candidate and senator Miriam Defensor Santiago revealed her opinion on issues concerning fellow presidentiables Senator Grace Poe and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
In an interview with DZMM’s radio program Ikaw Na Ba: The DZMM Presidential Candidate Interview, the feisty senator said she believes Poe is not a natural-born Filipino. Early this week, Poe was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for not being a natural-born Filipino and for not meeting the 10-year residency requirement for presidential candidates.
“Malaki ang problema niya kasi nakalagay sa ating Constitution, ang requirements for president and vice-president halos pareho,” Santiago said.
(She’s got a big problem because according to the Constitution, the requirements for president and vice-president are almost the same.)
“In all of these provisions, the requirement is a natural-born Filipino. The Constitution says a natural-born Filipino is one who becomes a Filipino citizen even without undertaking any act,” Santiago added.
Poe, a foundling adopted by celebrities Fernado Poe Jr. and Susan Roces, claimed that she is a natural-born Filipino since she was found in the Philippines. This premise is supported by international law.
However, Santiago pointed out that international law is different from the country’s constitutional law.
“International law does not apply in our country unless we pass a law in Congress that says we adopt this customary international law as part of our own law here,” Santiago explained.
Asked about what she thinks about Duterte’s latest issues, Santiago said that the tough-talking mayor is taking a gamble by giving “colorful speeches” and disclosing his faults as a womanizer.
Duterte was earlier slammed by netizens for cursing Pope Francis during his speech as the standard bearer of PDP-Laban on Monday, November 30.
Describing Duterte’s language as “usapan sa kanto,” Santiago commented, “He is taking a gamble. Normally, you’d sanitize your language if you are going to appear before the public. But in this case, he is attracting public attention. Some are scandalized. Some are considering it’s just part of normal reality. This is a revelation of his personality. Not everybody talks like that.”
According to Santiago, she would support Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas if ever she decides to back out from the presidential race.
Featured image credits to PhilStar.