By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL
TARPAULINS and posters of candidates vying for national posts are everywhere, from billboards, vehicles and lamp posts. But are they supposed to be there?
For this year’s elections, the Commission on Elections has imposed stricter measures on posting campaign paraphernalia.
Citizens are encouraged to report cases of illegally posted campaign materials by taking photos and using the hashtag #SumbongKo on Twitter.
The infographic below has the areas where posting is prohibited.
Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Metro Manila Development Authority are authorized to tear down these illegal ads.
Violators may face sanctions such as one to six years imprisonment, disqualification from office and removal of right to vote.