By Minka Klaudia Tiangco
A Commission on Elections (COMELEC) official told senatorial bets Bong Go and Francis Tolentino to take down their out-of-place and out-of-size campaign posters in different parts of the country.
“By public demand, candidates Bong Go and Tolentino please take down your posters now,” said Commissioner Rowena Guanzon in a tweet on Tuesday.
Two days ago, COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez also tweeted photos of Go’s campaign posters along Quezon Avenue.
“Tama ang sukat, maling mali ang lokasyon (The posters are of the right size, but the location is wrong),” Jimenez tweeted.
Earlier, COMELEC drew flak from politicians and netizens for releasing a supposedly incomplete list of campaign violators.
The said list included candidates Freddie Aguilar, Ibrahim Albani, Gary Alejano, Richard Alfajora, Raffy Alunan, Sonny Angara, Bam Aquino, Ernesto Arellano, Marcelino Arias, Bernard Austria, Edmundo Casiño, Pia Cayetano, Glenn Chong, Neri Colmenares, Chel Diokno, JV Ejercito, Jinggoy Estrada, Larry Gadon, Conrado Generoso, Florin Hilbay, Leborio Jangao, Rodolfo Javellana, Lito Lapid, Romy Macalintal, Emily Mallillin, Faisal Mangondato, Zajid Mangudadatu, Sonny Matula, Luther Meniano, Allan Montaño, Willie Ong, Serge Osmeña, Koko Pimentel, Grace Poe, Danilo Roleda, Lorenzo Tañada, Francis Tolentino, Antonio Valdes, and Cynthia Villar.
Guanzon and Jimenez then clarified in a series of tweets that the list was released by the COMELEC-National Capital Region (NCR) Office, thus, it only included candidates who were NCR-based.
“Candidate Go will be sent a notice in his home address in Davao. No sacred cows,” Guanzon said.
Guanzon also said on Tuesday that three partylists from Bacolod who did not take down their tarpaulins and posters “will hear from COMELEC.” #MatalinongBoto2019