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Comelec, DENR's Oplan Baklas hauls pol posters in wrong places

 • 03:03 AM Sun Apr 24, 2016
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Comelec, DENR personnel pick campaign posters in wrong places in Koroandal. (Karl Maike Tabingo)

KORONADAL CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Koronadal City Philippine National Police (PNP) here have hauled political propaganda materials posted on unauthorized areas around the city ahead of next month's national and local elections.Lawyer April Mitchor, Koronadal City acting election officer, said all political propaganda materials posted, hung and displayed outside the Comelec identified common poster areas will be removed as provided for under the Omnibus Election Code.Many posters were displayed on concrete walls, nailed on trees, electric posts, school fences and even in homes. sand// She said the team were onlycampaign posters displayed in areas outside the identified display centers.She said before the Oplan Baklas was launched, the Comelec has sent letters to political parties and candidates reminding them to remove campaign materials displayed outside the common poster areas.Mitchor said political parties and candidates may claim their materials at the Comelec office after a given period.She added that if these are not claimed, the poll body will dispose it accordingly.Election laws prohibit political parties, candidates both local and national, and political groups and supporters from displaying election campaign materials outside the Comelec designated common poster areas. sand//

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