The 12 senatorial candidates of Team Pnoy have been ordered by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to take down their illegal posters.
In his Twitter, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said that Juan Edgardo Angara, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Alan Peter Cayetano, Antonio Trillanes IV, Cynthia Villar, Ana Theresia Hontiveros, Aquilino Martin Pimentel III, Lorna Legarda, Francis Joseph Escudero, and Mary Grace Llamanzares, have been individually informed about their illegal campaign poster on an electric post along West Service Road in Paranaque City.
“Notices re Team PNoy’s illegal posters will have to be sent to the individual candidates appearing on the ad,” said Brillantes (@ChairBrillantes).
He explained each was given notices since the Team Pnoy is not registered as a coalition.
“We treat it as a tandem/joint ad. Note that Team PNoy is NOT an accredited coalition but an ‘informal’ banding of candidates coming from different parties,” he added.
Candidates that were given notices are ordered to remove the posters within three days after the receipt of the notifications or face election charges.
“I urge candidates and political parties to stop complaining or whining, Just comply! We are just doing our job,” Brillantes added.
Comelec Resolution 9615 states that parties and candidates may post any lawful campaign material only in authorized common poster areas in public places and in private places provided it has the consent of the owner.
Violation of the said resolution entails an election offense, which carries a penalty of one to six years imprisonment, removal of right to vote, and prohibition to occupy public office.
Earlier, the Comelec have sent notices to Hontiveros; Rep. Teddy Casino; Angara; Trillanes; Mayor Edward Hagedorn; Rep. Juan Ponce Enrile Jr; Juan Miguel Zubiri; Nancy Binay; Pimentel; Escudero; Madrigal; Aquino; Cayetano; Villar; Magsaysay; and Llamanzares in connection with campaign poster violations in other areas. (PNA)