Comelec spokesman deplores photo of dog with a campaign sticker on his body

Published April 9, 2019, 1:14 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By MB Online

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James Jimenez took to Twitter to show his dismay over a photo of a dog with a campaign sticker on his body which made rounds on social media Tuesday.

(TWITTER/ MANILA BULLETIN)
(TWITTER/ MANILA BULLETIN)

“Seriously. Isn’t it enough that politicking has already trashed the country you claim to love, you’ve got to harass dogs too?” Jimenez posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday.

“Leave. Dogs. Alone. #VoterEd,” he added.

However, the Comelec spokesperson did not identify the candidate in the sticker.

 

Jimenez told the Manila Bulletin that the Comelec will not be filing a case against the candidate.

“No action planned. It seemed to be an isolated case and not part of a broader campaign strategy,” he said in a chat message.

The uploader of the photo said the campaign sticker has already been removed from the dog.

Comelec has been consistent in reminding candidates about campaign rules as soon as the campaign period started.

Prohibited forms of election propaganda include those that are posted outside of common poster areas, in public places, or in private properties without the consent of the owner.

The campaign period for local candidates is until May 11, 2019. (With a report from Minka Tiangco)

 
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