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    • Philippine Campaign Violations you Need to be Aware Of


      Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote (and who do not give a damn!).

      As the May 2013 election draws near, more and more campaign violations can be observed along the streetwalk and other campaign venues.

      Here are the set violations by our Commission on Elections:

      Unlawful Campaigning

      Campaigning on Maundy Thursday, March 28
      Campaigning on Good Friday, March 29
      Campaigning on the eve of Election Day, May 12
      Campaigning on Election Day, May 13

      Foreign Intervention
      A foreigner, or foreign entity, aiding a candidate directly or indirectly, or spending for a candidate’s campaign

      Prohibited Campaign Propaganda
      - Printed materials such as leaflets, exceeding eight and one-half inches (8 ˝”) in width and fourteen inches (14”) in length
      - Posters made of cloth, paper, cardboard or any other material, whether framed or posted, with an area exceeding two feet (2’) by three feet (3’)
      - Streamers exceeding three feet (3’) by eight feet (8’) in size displayed at the site and on the occasion of a public meeting or rally.
      - Said streamers displayed more than five (5) days before the date of the meeting or rally or NOT removed within twenty-four (24) hours after said meeting or rally
      - Use of hazardous materials in campaign materials; use of plastics in jurisdictions where plastics are banned
      -Absence of this information on printed propaganda material: “political advertisement paid for,” followed by the true and correct name and address of the candidate or party for whose benefit the election propaganda was printed or aired; and “political advertisements paid by,” followed by the true and correct name and address of the payor


      - To print, publish, broadcast or exhibit any such election propaganda donated or given free of charge by any person or publishing firm or broadcast entity to a candidate or party without the written acceptance by the said candidate or party and unless they bear and be identified by the words “printed free of charge,” or “airtime for this broadcast was provided free of charge by”, respectively, followed by the true and correct name and address of the said publishing firm or broadcast entity
      -To show, display or exhibit publicly in a theater, television station, or any public forum any movie, cinematography or documentary portraying the life or biography of a candidate, or in which a character is portrayed by an actor or media personality who is himself a candidate
      -To post, display or exhibit any election campaign or propaganda material outside of authorized common poster areas, in public places, or in private properties without the consent of the owner thereof.

      NB: “Public places” include any of the following:

      -Electronic announcement boards, such as LED display boards located along highways and streets, LCD TV displays posted on walls of public buildings, and other similar devices which are owned by local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations, or any agency or instrumentality of the Government;
      -Motor vehicles used as patrol cars, ambulances, and other similar purposes that are owned by local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations, and other agencies and instrumentalities of the Government, particularly those bearing red license plates;
      -Waiting sheds, sidewalks, street and lamp posts, electric posts and wires, traffic signages and other signboards erected on public property, pedestrian overpasses and underpasses, flyovers and underpasses, bridges, main thoroughfares, center islands of roads and highways;
      -Schools, shrines, barangay halls, health centers, public structures and buildings or any edifice thereof;
      Public utility vehicles such as buses, jeepneys, trains, taxi cabs, ferries, pedicabs and tricycles, whether motorized or not;
      Within the premises of public transport terminals, such as bus terminals, airports, seaports, docks, piers, train stations, and the like.


      So what will you do if you see these violations? Report it. COMELEC has a program called ISUMBONG MO which is open to valid reported violations. All submitted reports to COMELEC are treated as CONFIDENTIAL unless the one reporting requests otherwise.

      You can call in your valid and detailed report through the COMELEC Cebu hotline: 4169773. Manila hotline numbers are 5275574; 5259345; 5259302

      For those more "techie", the COMELEC earlier called on the public to report violations on campaign rules by tweeting the poll body @comelec and using the hashtag #sumbongko. Don't forget to give out your email address and just wait for COMELEC's Direct Message (DM) where they will reply to your report or they can ask further queries regarding your report.

      You can also leave a comment or PCOSdemo fanpage. The same thing, you need to give out your email address and other contact information.

      Visit www.mycomelec.tv for more information.

      Or-- you can also leave a valid comment below so we at iSTORYA.NET can also help out in reporting such violations.

      So, what are you waiting for? Be vigilant and let us help each other in having a smooth-flowing campaign period and a successful election day this May!

      And to all registered voters, do not forget to vote!
      “Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilt, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country? Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms. Vote.” - Richelle Goodrich

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      Source: www.comelec.gov.ph
      Comments 16 Comments
      1. THE KID's Avatar
        THE KID -
        f.ck election..............
      1. hardzrock's Avatar
        hardzrock -
        we need a God fearing govt officials,
      1. jednified's Avatar
        jednified -
        I don't think there is no point in reporting them. Report ta pero bayran raman gihapon ang COMELEC para mawala ang violations. The violations are very obvious na but no action was taken by COMELEC. Same ra sa sitwasyon sa talisay. Obvious kaau ang corruption sa usa ka anak sa usa ka official pero ang pulis walay gibuhat.
      1. shadowAngel's Avatar
        shadowAngel -
        Quote Originally Posted by jednified View Post
        I don't think there is no point in reporting them. Report ta pero bayran raman gihapon ang COMELEC para mawala ang violations. The violations are very obvious na but no action was taken by COMELEC. Same ra sa sitwasyon sa talisay. Obvious kaau ang corruption sa usa ka anak sa usa ka official pero ang pulis walay gibuhat.

        indeed bro!!! sakto jud ka
      1. marcial19xx's Avatar
        marcial19xx -
        that's true.... wala man jud au ato government... dont expect anything from our ****ing government.
      1. tiwit$'s Avatar
        tiwit$ -
        i think most if not all candidates have these violations. tsk3. kaluoy na sa pilipinas oi. wa na jud tarong ma elect.
      1. Epitaph's Avatar
        Epitaph -
        Quote Originally Posted by hardzrock View Post
        we need a God fearing govt officials,
        i dont think so... even the late pope Benedict has his issues.... read about the vitaleak scandal
      1. adrianna's Avatar
        adrianna -
        ang kadtong mga God-fearing mao may mag una-una ug violate. tan-awa ragud nang naay mga kaso karon mga hinimbahon kaayo. mag piyong piyong pa inig kanta sa our father..
      1. sammedriano's Avatar
        sammedriano -
        Exactly, kapoy na kaayo mag cge og expect sa mga promises na wla matuman.

        Our country already had this corruption issues even from the reign of Emilio Aguinaldo. Nothing has changed with our politics ways.
      1. aki katamura's Avatar
        aki katamura -
        Quote Originally Posted by sammedriano View Post
        Exactly, kapoy na kaayo mag cge og expect sa mga promises na wla matuman.

        Our country already had this corruption issues even from the reign of Emilio Aguinaldo. Nothing has changed with our politics ways.
        agree, kapoy n gyud heheh. wala p gyud nadisqualify na politician tungod sa campaign violation d b. so ang implementation is weak, senatorial candidate lang gani nag-violate na sa rules, ambot unsaon nalang wala man mapili n angayan dli nalang ko mo vote cguro..kung pwd palang negative vote minus valid vote para masunod ng rules nila.
      1. aki katamura's Avatar
        aki katamura -
        [QUOTE=Epitaph;14764019]i dont think so... even the late pope Benedict has his issues.... read about the vitaleak scandal[/QUOTE

        hmmm
      1. Mr.DIY's Avatar
        Mr.DIY -
        Grabe ka baga ug nawong kandidato ron, dapat sampulan sa comelec na dugay ma disqualify. Pero walay ngipon ang balaod nila mga inutil comelec!!! tan awa ninyo sa Lapu-Lapu city dagko kaayo billboard sa kandidato duna pay suga, kinsa kaha nagbayad sa suga ana naka tap sa street light. I'm sure city and magbayad, they are campaigning at the expense of the public money! Once ma elect na corrupt at the public manoy. Mura ta ug giluto sa atong kaugalingon na mantika ani.
      1. yecarg's Avatar
        yecarg -
        i agree.. ay sus dghn kaayo violate ani, if not ang tanan..
        pila sweldo diay ani mga politiko ug ngano mo spent mn jud cla money for their campaign propaganda ba.. Mura la pa sd ko nabatian na nadisqualify on the above mention violations.
      1. Mapz182yo!'s Avatar
        Mapz182yo! -
        Quote Originally Posted by yecarg View Post
        i agree.. ay sus dghn kaayo violate ani, if not ang tanan..
        pila sweldo diay ani mga politiko ug ngano mo spent mn jud cla money for their campaign propaganda ba.. Mura la pa sd ko nabatian na nadisqualify on the above mention violations.
        Mu spend na sila ug maayo bro because once they're in office, they'll have unlimited opportunities to get more money thru the people's TAX. Atong tax e bulsa rana. Kanan ilang mga project2x? Half cguro sa gipang shell out nga money ana ilang bulsahon, the rest will proceed sa "Project" Ingun ana ka way ayo atong mga leaders dri.

        It's somehow a business. Invest sila fliers, invest sila sa pag campaign, invest sila vote buying, if daog aw 300% bawi dayun kay ang tax sa mga taw galingkod ra dha for them to access. Wut theee fuuuu
      1. Mapz182yo!'s Avatar
        Mapz182yo! -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr.DIY View Post
        Grabe ka baga ug nawong kandidato ron, dapat sampulan sa comelec na dugay ma disqualify. Pero walay ngipon ang balaod nila mga inutil comelec!!! tan awa ninyo sa Lapu-Lapu city dagko kaayo billboard sa kandidato duna pay suga, kinsa kaha nagbayad sa suga ana naka tap sa street light. I'm sure city and magbayad, they are campaigning at the expense of the public money! Once ma elect na corrupt at the public manoy. Mura ta ug giluto sa atong kaugalingon na mantika ani.
        Pareho rana silang tanan,. Taw. Makakita gani dakong kwarta aw "override the policies" dayun, tago2x dayun sa evidence. Money is Power na karon tungod sa ka pobre sa atong nasod. Kanus.a kaha mu asenso atong nasod
      1. Mapz182yo!'s Avatar
        Mapz182yo! -
        Voting nowadays: Nag kalas2x lang mos inyung oras sa pag linya sa "pag botar" in general. Sa ka grabi sa tikas karon ma hug ra ug walay gamit ang elections. With the right amount of money and stupid people nga musugot paliton ilang votes, kana palang daan, wa nay pag-asa ang pinas

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