A week after the elections, a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official in Tagbilaran City said some campaign posters remain posted in various areas in the city.
Lawyer Edwin Palgan, Tagbilaran City election officer, said he has still seen posters and other campaign materials in the city particularly along secondary roads.
“Sa highway mura’g nahurot-hurot na pero aning mga secondary roads naa pay mga nahibilin pa,” said Palgan.
Palgan noted that some city government personnel have been taking down posters but he reminded candidates that it is their responsibility to remove these.
“Ang gi butang sa guidelines after the elections sila jud ang manangtang,” he added.
However, Palgan noted that the poll body does not have the authority to impose sanctions against those who fail to remove their posters.
The Comelec official also said many supporters of candidates have been caught placing posters and tarpaulins outside of designated areas set by the poll body.
The campaign materials were taken down by the Comelec even before the elections.
“Nanangtang mi labina ning sa mga voting centers among gipaniguro og panangtang,” he said. (rt)