After giving three days for poll candidates to remove their illegal campaign materials, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) made rounds in Metro Manila on Friday, Feb. 15.
COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez divided their team to two groups in order to check the campaign materials posted by candidates in Northern and Southern Metro Manila.
The poll body removed posters that do not follow the required size and posted outside authorized venues or common poster areas. COMELEC will also notify candidates regarding their violations.
Jimenez warned that candidates who failed to comply with election rules will face disqualification, fines, and up to six years of imprisonment.
Following the start of the campaign period for senators and party-list groups on Tuesday, Feb. 12, COMELEC reminded candidates that they have three days to take down campaign posters that exceeds the prescribed size of 2 feet by 3 feet.