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PIA Press Release
2010/02/11

Maasin Comelec forms task force to remove illegally-posted campaign materials

By Bong Pedalino

Maasin City (11 February) -- Two days going into the campaign period for elective national positions, the city office of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has its hands full, literally, by tearing down campaign posters not in proper places.

The campaign period for the national level began on February 9, and on that very day, illegally posted poster of Gordon and Fernando, which plastered most of the city?s streets, were removed, said Lawrence Gelsano, this city?s Election Officer.

Gelsano said he himself supervised the tearing operations for these unlawfully-placed campaign materials the moment he saw it sprouting in just about anywhere other than the designated poster areas in the barangays.

A Task Force for tearing down and removing posters in wrong places was already formed, Gelsano said, adding that he headed this Task Force, together with the City?s Police and the DILG as members.

Other illegally put posters that were taken down yesterday included those of An Waray Party list, Teodoro?s, and Legarda?s, the City Comelec chief told PIA today in a phone interview.

As the days of the campaign wore on, Gelsano foresaw the daunting task ahead, so he is contemplating to coordinate with the barangay tanods in the barangays so they can help in the work, and he had also taken up this matter with the Police, aware that posters are mostly pasted in the dead of the night.

He said he was intent on implementing the law on illegal placements of election campaign propaganda materials, and he was counting on the other sectors of society for support.

He was also trying to locate the coordinator of these materials in the city so he can talk to them about the rules, and ensure that they obey under pain of violating election laws.

Meanwhile, Gelsano said voters can now check their names early in the certified voters list which he has started giving to barangay officials, with instructions that this be posted in a public area in the barangay for all to see.

Tomorrow, February 12, there will be a meeting of barangay officials in the city, and he will have an audience with them for complete distribution of the certified voters list, which must be posted, coincidentally, starting February 12. (PIA-Southern Leyte) [top]

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