'Epal' ads bother you? Try #SumbongKo

Posted at 02/06/2013 5:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is asking help from netizens to track politicians who put up excessive "epal" campaign paraphernalia at the start of the official campaign period.

The Comelec is using the hashtag #in6days to warn aspiring politicians they cannot hang tarpaulins in private property, post campaign photos on government vehicles, or host regular TV programs or radio shows when the campaign period begins.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said netizens should also use the hashtag #SumbongKo to join the campaign for clean and fair campaigns.

Election paraphernalia should be out by February 12 for national candidates and March 30 for local candidates.

@ANCALERTS, February 6, 2013