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Comelec Lagawe identifies common poster areas

by Vency D. Bulayungan

Lagawe, Ifugao (13 February) -- With the start of the campaign period for the up coming May 2010 national and local elections, the Commission on Elections here identified common poster areas.

Municipal Election Officer Lawyer Jerome Bantiyan said that this is in pursuant to Section 24 of COMELEC Resolution 7767 mandating all COMELEC offices to designate common poster areas wherein candidates for the May 10, 2010 elections can post, display, or exhibit their election propaganda to announce or further their candidacy.

Bantiyan disclosed that the identified areas in this capital town of the province are the following: side of the Lagawe Central School fence, at the back of the tennis court of the Lagawe public plaza side of the national road from the corner of St. Mary Magdalene Street to the jeepney waiting station en route to Solano, waiting shed, barangay halls and community centers duly permitted by the barangay officials.

Posting of campaign materials in private places is allowed provided it has the consent of the owner. For orderly display of prescribed posters, the areas appointed should be grouped whether for national, provincial or municipal level of candidates, he added.

Bantiyan also said that barangay officials are enjoined to help supervise the display of election propaganda in their respective areas of responsibility.

Meanwhile, Bantiyan said that candidates and political parties are required to put up an improvise structure in which to post their campaign posters and not to utilize existing public structures like fence or buildings, trees, electric posts or wires and the likes.

He reminded all concerned that posting of campaign materials is allowed only upon the start of the campaign period which starts on February 9 and March 26, 2010 for national and local candidates, respectively.

On the otherhand, Bantiyan said that the COMELEC task force organized here is authorized to tear down any illegally posted campaign materials and apprehend violators caught in the act of posting campaign materials in public places outside the designated common poster areas. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]

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