3,000 Barangay, SK aspirants start campaign Print
Friday, 04 May 2018 13:59

By RG Antonet Go

More than 3,000 candidates in Zamboanga City meet the voters today, May 4, during the start of the campaign period  for the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataaan elections.

Commission on Election (Comelec) records show that a total of 3,676 barangay aspirants and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) aspirants have  filed their Certificates of Candidacy with the Comelec Zamboanga City district offices.

Comelec officials remind candidates to follow campaign rules embodied under Comelec resolution number 10294.

Under the resolution, candidates can only spend P5 per registered voter in their  respective barangays.

Campaign materials, such as posters and fliers of the mandated size (not exceeding 2x3 feet) can only be placed on common poster areas and candidates’ properties or other private properties with owners’ consent.

Candidates are allowed to have a total of 60 minutes of television ads per station and 90 minutes of radio ads per station during the campaign period.

Meanwhile, the resolution also includes provisions which address the latest environmental and technological trends.

The Comelec also provides guidelines on the sizes of online propaganda featuring candidates.

Comelec also promotes the use of environment friendly and recyclable materials via the use of the phrase “This material should be recycled” in candidates campaign paraphernalia.

The campaign period ends on May 12.  (RGAAGo)