Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 14 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << October 2019 >> 
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Comelec leads joint task force in stepping up 'Operation Langkat'

by Lorry V. Gabule

Iligan City (12 March) -- Atty, Anna Liza T. Barredo, city election officer of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Iligan City, said a Joint Task Force has been implementing the 'Operation Langkat,' or removal of political advertisements including non-political ads nailed on the trees along the roadside.

The Task Force is composed of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the COMELEC, has jointly pushed the removal of this illegal posting of political propaganda since March 2, 2010, with a follow up on March 6.

We continue to conduct Operation Langkat on March 11, Thursday, to let the people aware of the trees and electric posts which have been indiscriminately used for the posting of all kinds of campaign materials, and that it violates the Comelec's implementing rules and guidelines, Barredo expressed.

Relative to the conduct of this operation, Mamacaya M. Lucman, community environment and natural resources officer (CENRO) in the city, has reiterated the observance of Republic Act 3571 and Presidential Decree No. 953.

Both laws penalize the unauthorized cutting, destruction, damaging and injuring of trees, flowering plants and plants of scenic value along public roads, plazas, school premises or in any other public places, Lucman explained.

Any person who shall cut, destroy or injure trees, flowering plants and shrubs or plants of scenic value mentioned in the preceding sections of this Act, shall be punished by prison correctional in its minimum period to prison mayor in its minimum period, added Lucman. (PIA LDN) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»NEDA, JICA start ex-post evaluation of Japan ODA projects
»Exports register highest growth in 15 years
»Major Mindanao groups unite to listen to "Presidentiables"
»13 reds, supporters apprehended
»"Bahay ni Sto. Tomas" to be inaugurated
»ComVal SME adopts mechanized centrifuge process for VCO production
»Presidentiables bare their action plan on Mindanao energy crisis
»Davao bishops seek more data to warrant aerial spray ban
»Mindanao legislators call for special session to address power crisis
»Battered men asked to come out, bare plight
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines