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RESOLUTION NO.

3636
(Promulgated on 01 March 2001)
RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9006
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "FAIR ELECTION ACT" FOR THE MAY 14,
2001 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS.
Pursuant to Section 13 of Republic Act No. 9006, otherwise known
as the "Fair Election Act," the Commission on Elections has
RESOLVED to promulgate, as it hereby promulgates the following
implementing rules and regulations for the May 14, 2001 National
and Local Elections:
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Section 1. Definition of Terms. - As used in this resolution:

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a. "Election campaign" or "partisan political activity" refers to
any act designed to promote the election or defeat of a
particular candidate or candidates to a public office which may
include
any
of
the
following:
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i. Forming organizations, associations, clubs, committees
or other groups of persons for the purpose of
campaigning
for
or
against
a
candidate;
ii. Holding political caucuses, conferences, meetings,
rallies, parades or other similar assemblies for the
purpose of soliciting votes and/or undertaking any
campaign or propaganda for or against a candidate;
iii. Making speeches, announcements or commentaries,
or holding interviews for or against the election of any
candidate
for
public
office;
iv. Publishing or distributing campaign literature or
materials designed to support or oppose the election of
any
candidate;
and
v. Directly or indirectly soliciting votes, pledges or
support
for
or
against
any
candidate.
b. "Candidate" refers to any person aspiring for or seeking an
elective public office who has filed his certificate of candidacy
or any registered party, organization or coalition that has filed
a manifestation to participate under the party-list system.

3. In the broadcast media. "Election survey" refers to the measurement of opinions and perceptions of the voters as regards a candidate’s popularity. Sec. such as. Mass media columnist. teasers. on-air correspondent or personality who is a candidate for any elective public office or is a campaign volunteer for or employed or retained in any capacity by . political advertisements may take the form of spots. Prohibited campaign. announcer. "Political Advertisement" refers to any matter broadcasted. . talent or a block timer. identification spots. directly or indirectly. "Exit polls" refers to a species of electoral survey conducted by qualified individuals or groups of individuals for the purpose of determining the probable result of an election by confidentially asking randomly selected votes whom they have voted for. hitchhikers. which draws the attention of the public or a segment thereof to promote or oppose. qualifications. including voter’s preference for candidates or publicly discussed issues during the campaign period.c. f. "Media practitioner" refers to a person who is not employed by the media entity but performs similar functions or has control over what is printed or broadcasted. or exhibited. published. guesting in TV shows and radio programs. platforms or matters of public discussion in relation to the election. . cow-catchers. d. live or taped announcement. e. the election of a particular candidate or candidates to a public office. announcer or personality running for public office or is a campaign volunteer. immediately after they have officially cast their ballots. day before election day and on election day. and other forms of advertising messages or announcements used by commercial advertisers. riders.It is unlawful for any person. Any election campaign or partisan political activity is prohibited on Holy Thursday. commentator. outside of the campaign periods. tags. billboards. Sec. or for any political party or association of persons to engage in an election campaign or partisan political activity. reporter. 2. Good Friday. printed.Any mass media columnist.

. the approving official shall give all candidates. 5. or shall take a leave of absence from his/her work as such during the campaign period: Provided. any political party supporting official candidates or any candidate. who shall acknowledge receipt thereof in writing. 4. all independent candidates. . rallies or other political activities. Application for permit to hold public meetings. at the time to be chosen by the . the local authority concerned shall act in writing on said application. In the last week of the campaign periods. Rallies. meetings and other political activities.any candidate or political party shall be deemed resigned. rallies or other similar activities during the campaign period. to hold public political meetings or rallies. organizations or coalitions equal and fair opportunity as to date. the application shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the city hall or municipal building. individually or jointly with other aspirants. b. Any application not acted upon within three (3) days from the date of its filing shall be deemed approved. Sec.All applications for permits to hold public meetings. political parties. rallies and other similar political activities shall be filed with the authorized city or municipal official. Within three (3) days after filing of an application for permit to hold public meetings. Sec. The official before whom the application is filed shall submit to the Election Officer on the first working day of each week the list of applications. rallies or other political activities. time and place. Immediately after its filing.Subject to the requirements of local ordinances on the issuance of permits. if any. Sec. Action on application. filed during the previous week and the action taken thereon. That any media practitioner who is an official of a political party or a member of the campaign staff of a candidate or political party shall not use his/her time or space to favor any candidate or political party. if so required by their employer. organizations and coalitions shall be entitled to hold at least one public meeting or rally. a. 6. political parties. may hold peaceful political meetings. In acting on the application.

Notice to Election Officer and report on expenses.Any candidate or political party. who shall decide the same within forty-eight (48) hours after the filing of the appeal. .applicant. . Sec. transportation. that a statement of expenses incurred in connection with the meeting or rally be submitted to the Election Officer as prescribed in the next succeeding section. rally or activity. The approval of an application shall include a condition. money or things of value for such purpose. sectoral parties. Sec. organizations or coalitions participating under the party-list election and for all bona fide candidates seeking national and local elective positions subject to the limitation on authorized expenses of candidates and political parties. within seven (7) working days after the said public meeting. . 9. or to give or contribute. The decision shall be final and executory. and in the National Capital Region to the Regional Election Director. Prohibited acts during public meetings. or anything of value during and within the five (5) hours before and after a public meeting. observance of truth in advertising. Lawful election propaganda. newspaper or any other medium is hereby allowed for all registered political parties. Lawful election propaganda shall include: chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary . radio. whether on television. directly or indirectly. and shall give notice of the decision to the parties. in the public plaza or place where public political meetings or rallies are usually held. Sec. directly or indirectly.It is unlawful for any candidate. political party. 8. An application for permit may be denied on the ground that a prior written application by another candidate or political party. free of charge. organization or any person to give or accept. organization or coalition for the same purpose has been approved. organization or coalition intending to organize and hold any public meeting rally or political activity in the city or municipality shall notify the Election Officer concerned thereof and. food and drinks. cable television. c. 7. submit to said officer a statement of expenses incurred in connection therewith.Election propaganda. Denial of any application may be appealed to the Provincial Election Supervisor.

cards. and e. at the site and on the occasion of a public meeting or rally. b. the petitioner shall cause the publication of the petition. with samples thereof. except that. leaflets. stickers or other written or printed materials the size of which does not exceed eight and one-half inches in width and fourteen inches in length. in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. together with notice of hearing. 10. streamers not exceeding three (3) feet by eight (8) feet in size. d. c. with an area not exceeding two (2) feet by three (3) feet. That said streamers may be displayed five (5) days before the date of the meeting or rally and shall be removed within twenty-four (24) hours after said meeting or rally. whether framed or posted. If the COMELEC authorizes the use of the requested election propaganda. the authorization shall published in two (2) newspapers of general circulation within one week after the authorization has been granted. Pamphlets. Petition for authority to use other election propaganda. in eight (8) legible copies.a. Paid advertisements in print or broadcast media subject to the requirements set forth in Sec. Cloth paper or cardboard posters. All other forms of election propaganda not prohibited by the Omnibus Election Code or of these rules. Any person seeking authority to use other forms of election propaganda not covered by those enumerated in the immediately preceding section and not prohibited by law may file with the COMELEC a verified petition. . notifying the COMELEC of such action. Sec. 13 hereof. Upon receipt of the petition. decals. the COMELEC shall set it for hearing and send notice thereof to the petitioner. shall be allowed: Provided. On the day following the receipt of the notice of hearing. describing the election propaganda sought to be authorized. Handwritten or printed letters urging voters to vote for or against any particular political party or candidate for public office.

barangay centers and the like. c. and chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary b. For candidates not supported by any political party Five pesos (P5.Sec. Sec.00) for every voter. 11. Private places with the consent of the owner.Candidates and party-list groups may post any lawful campaign materials in: a. at their expense. c. and 2. Posting of campaign materials. Party/organization and coalition participating in the partylist system Five pesos (P5. For political parties and coalition Five pesos (P5. party-list group and independent candidate shall not exceed ten (10) in each city or municipality by councilor district. upon authority by the Election Officer. party list groups and independent candidates. chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary b. . 13.00) for every such voter. The aggregate amount that a candidate or registered political party may spend for election campaign shall be as follows: chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary a.00) for every voter registered in the constituency where they filed their certificate of candidacy. d. The total number of common poster areas for each political party. .00) for every voter currently registered in the constituency or constituencies where they have official candidates. For official candidates of political parties Three pesos (P3. Authorized common poster areas in public places as provided in the following Section.Candidates of political parties. markets. b. may erect. Authorized expenses of candidates and political parties. 12. For political parties and party-list groups 12 feet by 16 feet or its equivalent but not exceeding a total area of 192 square feet. For independent candidate 4 feet by 6 feet or its . Common poster areas. common poster areas subject to the following limitations: a. Sec. The size of each common poster area shall not exceed the following dimensions: chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary 1. The location of common poster areas shall be in public places such as plazas.

g. However. or its equivalent but not exceeding a total area of 192 square feet and shall be allocated at the rate of one common poster area for every thirty-two party list groups. posters of candidates of political parties may be reduced to a uniform size to accommodate all candidates. the Election Officer shall determine the appropriate number and size of common poster areas to equitably accommodate the total number of applicants for common poster areas. the Election Officer shall reduce the size of the common poster area depending on the total number of applicants therefor. In all cases. in case of space limitations. Political parties. In case there are more than thirty-two (32) party-list groups applying to put up the common poster area. In case no agreement is reached. provided that each group is entitled to post one 2 feet x 3 feet poster. party-list groups and independent candidates shall not be used by another political party. In . In posting their individual posters. party-list groups and independent candidates shall file their applications to erect common poster areas with the Office of the Election Officer. the party-list groups shall agree among themselves who will share each common poster area. e. party-list group and independent candidate even with the consent of the former. The individual posters that may be posted in each common poster area shall not exceed 2 feet x 3 feet. subject to the provisions of the immediately two preceding paragraphs.equivalent but not exceeding a total area of 24 square feet. d. In case there are less than thirty-two (32) party-list groups applying to put up the common poster area. the parties shall agree among themselves how their individual posters in the common poster area shall be placed. The common poster areas allocated to political parties. The size of the common poster area for party-list groups shall not exceed 12 feet x 16 feet. the Election Officer shall group the parties alphabetically. within five (5) days from effectivity of this Resolution. f.

" followed by the true and correct name and address of the candidate or party for whose benefit the election propaganda was printed or aired.case no agreement is reached the Election Officer shall determine said placement by drawing of lots. pamphlets. a. comic books. Requirements for published or printed and broadcast election propaganda. handbills. streamers. The Election Officer shall act on the applications within three (3) days from receipt thereof. newsweek. who shall decide the matter within two (2) days from receipt of the appeal. circulars. b. gazette. furnishing copies of said decision to the parties concerned and to the Law Department of the COMELEC. party-list groups and independent candidates. Within seven (7) days after the elections. or in the case of the National Capital Region to its Regional Election Director. The decision shall be final and executory. it shall be identified by the words "printed free of . bumper stickers. or densely populated areas. or business or commercial centers. posters. 14. For this purpose. party-list group or independent candidate aggrieved by the action of the Election Officer may appeal the same within two (2) days from receipt of the order of the Election Officer to the Provincial Election Supervisor. simple list of candidates or any published or printed political matter and any broadcast of election propaganda by television or radio for or against a candidate or group of candidates to any public office shall bear and be identified by the reasonable legible or audible words " political advertisement paid for. newsletter. Any newspaper. or the broadcast is given free of charge by the radio or television station. or magazine advertising. If the publication is donated by the publishing firm. and equitably and impartially allocate the sites to ensure maximum exposure of the lawful propaganda materials of all parties. Any political party. Sec. the candidates and partylist groups which applied for the putting up of a common poster area shall tear down the same at their own expense and restore the site into its original condition. the Election Officer shall determine whether the proposed sites where the common poster areas will be erected are public places with heavy pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

it shall be signed by the donor. broadcast or exhibited without the written acceptance by the said candidate or political party.charge" or "airtime for this broadcast was provided free of charge by" followed by the true and correct name and address of the donor. During the election period. Sec. in broadsheet and one-half (1/2) page in tabloids thrice a week per newspaper. The authority of any person to incur election expenditures for or on behalf of any candidate or political party shall be in writing. the treasurer of a political party. Persons authorized to incur election expenditures. the candidate concerned or by the duly authorized representative of the political party. Equal access to media time and space. magazine or other publications. Rates of political propaganda. A copy of such authority shall be attached to the statement of contributions or expenditures. or any person authorized by said candidate or political party. twenty percent (20%) for radio and ten percent (10%) for print over the average rates charged during the first three quarters of the calendar year preceding the elections. Print advertisements shall not exceed one-fourth (1/4) page. broadcast or outdoor advertisements donated to the candidate or political party shall not be printed. Sec. In every case. media outlets shall charge registered political parties and bona fide candidates a discounted rate of thirty percent (30%) for television. and shall state the full name and exact address of said representative and the expenditures so authorized. No person. promoting or opposing any political party or the candidacy of any person for public office within five (5) days after its signing. Sec. Print. 15. All candidates shall have equal access to media time and space subject to the following guidelines: chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary a. All media entities shall furnish the COMELEC with a copy of all contracts for advertising. Such written acceptance shall be attached to the advertising contract and shall be submitted to the COMELEC as provided hereunder. 16. signed by the candidate or treasurer of the political party. shall make an expenditure in support of or in opposition to any candidate or political party. 17. except the candidate. published. d. c. during .

time and duration of advertisement broadcasts for any candidate or political party. each broadcast station or entity shall submit to the Education and Information Department and the Executive Director of the COMELEC a certified true copy of its certificates of performance for the review and verification of the frequency. whether by purchase or donation. ii. Second report. iii. b.the campaign period. If broadcast is given free of charge by the radio or television station. within the last week of their campaign period. For this purpose. within the sixth week of their campaign period. The certificates of performance for national positions: chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary i. It shall preserve the broadcast for production before the COMELEC whenever required. Each bona fide candidate or registered political for a national elective office shall be entitled to not more than one hundred twenty (120) minutes of television and one hundred eighty (180) minutes of radio advertisement for the entire duration of the campaign period. I. Third report. d. c. it shall be identified by the words "Airtime for this broadcast was provided free of charge by" followed the true and correct name and address of the broadcast entity. First report. date. whether by purchase or donation. within two days before election day. within the second week of their campaign period. and iv. Last report. . Each bona fide candidate or registered political party for a locally elective office shall be entitled to not more than sixty (60) minutes of television advertisement and ninety (90) minutes of radio advertisement for the entire duration of the campaign period.

h. radio or print. the candidate concerned or by the duly authorized representative of the political party. g. iii. For candidates for local positions: chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary i. No radio. First report. a report thereon shall be submitted to the Law Department together with the corresponding copies of the contracts for advertising. f. the Executive Director and the Law Department of the COMELEC with a copy of all contracts for advertising. No franchise or permit to operate a radio or television station shall be granted or issued. Last report. Third report. within the last week of their campaign period. television. broadcast logs and certificates . and iv. i. Second report. it shall be signed by the donor. ii. taking care not to suppress essential facts or distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis.II. within the second week of their campaign period. suspended or cancelled during the election period. promoting or opposing a political party or the candidacy of any person for public office within five (5) days after its signing. In case the monitoring by the Education and Information Department shows that there are violations of the provisions prescribed in this section. within two days before election day. e. All media entities shall furnish the Education and Information Department. In every case. They shall recognize the duty to air the other side and the duly to correct substantive errors promptly. shall scrupulously report and interpret the news. All members of media. within the third week of their campaign period. cable television or television station shall allow the scheduling of any program or permit any sponsor to manifestly favor or oppose any candidate or political party by unduly or repeatedly referring to or including said candidate and/or political party in such program without prejudice to the right of said broadcast entities to air accounts of significant news or newsworthy events and views on matter of public interest.

2001 elections. Second day. 2. subject to availability of funds. 2. Airtime The COMELEC shall also procure free airtime from at least three (3) national television networks and three (3) national radio networks wherein candidates for national office can announce their candidacies. procure print space from at least three (3) national newspapers of general circulation wherein candidates for national office can announce their candidacies. 18. 3. for the following purposes: A. within the fifth week of the campaign period. for the filing of the appropriate charges against such violators. within the tenth week of the campaign period.of performance. 3. upon payment of just compensation. the first day when candidates may announce their candidacies shall be on the third week of the campaign period. . within the tenth week of the campaign period. within the fifth week of the campaign period. Such space be allocated free of charge equally and impartially to all candidates for national office on three different calendar days: chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary 1. procure print space and air time. COMELEC space and time. within the first week of the campaign period. Third day. First day. within the first week of the campaign period. For purposes of the May 14. For announcing candidacies for national offices chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary Print space The COMELEC shall. Second day. through raffle by the Executive Director. subject to the following limitations: Airtime shall be allocated free of charge equally and impartially. to all candidates for national office on three different calendar days: chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary 1. .The COMELEC shall. Third day. Sec. First day.

In the absence of a major station or entity. procure print space in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the province or city. Each advertisement shall be in the form of a maximum of thirty (30) seconds spot. upon payment of just compensation. Report of contractors or business firms. treasurer. to be utilized exclusively for public information dissemination on election related concerns. within thirty (30) days after the date of the election. to be utilized exclusively for public information dissemination on election related concerns.For purposes of the May 14. the nature or purpose of each expenditure. broadcasting shall be done in any radio or television station in the province or city. shall. Sec. The report shall be signed and sworn to by the contractor or dealer or. . Costs of production of political advertisements shall be at the expense of the candidate or political party. For COMELEC information dissemination Print space The COMELEC shall. publication shall be done in any other magazine or periodical in the province or city. 19. or the political party or other person making such expenditure. in case of a business firm or association by its president or general manager (See Annex"C" for sample form). file with the COMELEC a report setting forth the full name and exact address of every candidate. Airtime The COMELEC shall also procure airtime free of charge from at least one (1) major broadcasting station or entity in every province or city. the first day when candidates may announce their candidacies shall be on the third week of the campaign period. B. which shall be known as COMELEC Time. 2001 elections. which shall be known as COMELEC Space.Every printer. seller or other person or firm to whom an election expenditure for election propaganda is made. manufacturer. and the date and cost thereof. It shall be the duty of the person or firm to whom an election expenditure is made to require every person making an expenditure for and in behalf of a candidate or political party to present and . In the absence of said newspaper of general circulation.

9 hereof. destruction or defacement of lawful propaganda prohibited. destroyed or torn down by any representative of the COMELEC. No campaign or propaganda materials in excess of the size authorized by law shall be posted or distributed in any place. election unlawful manner. organization or coalition. c. television station or any public forum during the campaign period.submit a written authority to incur said expenditures. copies of such written authority. Removal. d. cinematography or documentary portraying the life or biography of a candidate shall be publicly exhibited in a theater. and to keep and preserve at its place or business. or person responsible for the prohibited election propaganda. television station or any public forum during the campaign period. party-list groups and independent candidates or in private places without the consent of the owner. contract. No campaign or propaganda materials shall be posted outside of the authorized common poster areas of political parties. destroy. removed. No movie. Prohibited forms of election propaganda. Sec. confiscation or destruction of prohibited election propaganda materials. obliterate or. Sec. in any deface or tamper with. It is unlawful for any supplier. cinematography or documentary portrayed by an actor or media personality who is himself a candidate shall be publicly exhibited in a theater. Removal. subject to inspection by the COMELEC or its authorized representatives. 22. sectoral party. No movie. or prevent the distribution of any election propaganda enumerated in Sec. at the expense of the candidate. a. b. 21. -During the campaign period it is for any person to remove. contractor or business firm to enter into any contract involving election expenditures with representatives of candidates or political parties who do not have such written authority.Any prohibited form of election propaganda materials shall be summarily confiscated. . vouchers. . political party. invoices and other records or documents relative to said expenditures for a period of three (3) years after the date of the election. 20. unlawful Sec.

subversive or irrelevant to the election issues. . the methodology used.Any person. political party. illegal. subversive or which tend to incite sedition or rebellion. The COMELEC.All registered parties and bona fide candidates shall have the right to reply to charges published against them. destruction and/or confiscation of any prohibited propaganda material. remove. organization or coalition. Sec. agency. prohibited. or those materials which contain statements or representations that are illegal. shall resolve the petition within six (6) hours from the time it is submitted for decision. polling firm or survey organization who conducted the survey. offensive to public morals. bureau or department of the government may file with the COMELEC. sectoral party. c. 23. candidate. office. through its field office. whether natural or juridical. television and/or radio station which first printed or aired the charges with the same prominence or in the same page or section or in the same time slot as the first statement. association. may immediately order the removal. b. 24. prohibited. The period during which the survey was conducted. The name of the person. . The COMELEC. Sec. patently libelous.During the election period. destroy and/or stop the distribution of any propaganda material on the ground that the same is offensive to public morals. candidate or organization may conduct an election survey. party or organization who commissioned or paid for the survey. libelous. The survey shall be published with the following information: chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary a. and the specific questions asked. any person. The name of the person. Election surveys. including the number of individual respondents and the areas from which they were selected. the COMELEC may decide the petition ex parte. after the summary hearing. . motu proprio. Their reply shall be given publicity by the newspaper. Right to reply. a petition to confiscate. Where the parties concerned cannot be contacted or are unknown or refuse to appear at the hearing.

Pollsters shall inform the voters that they may refuse to answer. f. who has filed a certificate of candidacy for the same or any other office. Said announcement shall state that the same is unofficial and does not represent a trend. and h. c. A mailing address and telephone number. whether national or local. Any elective official. The result of the exit polls may be announced after the closing of the polls on election day. dwelling place and other places. Pollsters shall not conduct their surveys within fifty (50) meters from the polling place. .d. Sec. Sec. 25. Exit polls. The survey together with raw data gathered to support its conclusions shall be available for inspection. Effect of filing certificate of candidacy by elective officials. Surveys affecting national candidates shall not be published fifteen (15) days before an election and surveys affecting local candidates shall not be published seven (7) days before an election. chanroblesvirtualla wlibrary b. e. g. or by any COMELEC accredited citizen’s arm. copying and verification by the COMELEC or by a registered political party or a bona fide candidate. and d. A reasonable fee sufficient to cover the costs of inspection.Exit polls may only be taken subject to the following requirements: a. 26. Pollsters shall wear distinctive clothing and prominently wear their identification card issued by the organization he represents. indicating it as an address or telephone number at which the sponsor can be contacted to obtain a written report regarding the survey in accordance with paragraph (g) hereof. . copying and verification may be charged. the margin of error for that question. whether said survey is taken in a home. and must identify the total number of respondents. The margin of error of the survey. shall not be considered resigned from his office. and the places where they were taken. For each question for which the margin of error is greater than that reported under paragraph (d).

264 of the Omnibus Election Code. organizations or coalition. and the Telecommunication Operators of the Philippines (TOP) to conduct. Commissioner .Violation of R. the official ballots shall provide spaces where the voters may write the name of the substitute candidates if they are voting for the latter: Provided. Philippine Internet Service Operators (PISO). That if the substitute candidate is of the same family name. 27. Philippine Association of Private Telephone Companies (PAPTELCO).B. destroy. Any aggrieved party may file a verified complaint for violation of these rules with the Law Department of COMELEC. 31.In case of valid substitutions after the official ballots have been printed. 30. Election offense. the votes cast for the substituted candidates shall be considered as stray votes but shall not invalidate the whole ballot. Sec. (b) The Commission hereby deputizes local government units to prevent. (Sgd. in coordination with the Education and Information Department. and to the presidents or secretaries of all registered political parties. Chairman (Sgd. remove. 9006 and these rules shall constitute an election offense punishable under the first and second paragraphs of Sec. TANCANGCO. A. .) LUZVIMINDA G. Dissemination. Sec. 28.) RUFINO S.(a) The Commission hereby deputizes the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP). confiscate or tear down any prohibited propaganda materials. during the campaign period. Sec. and furnish copies thereof at all field offices of the COMELEC. JAVIER. . Sec. For this purpose.) ALFREDO L. .This resolution shall take effect on the seventh day after its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. including the broadcast and transmission of information. 29. . Substitution of candidates. Effectivity. Deputation. regular information campaign on the proper use of any medium of communication. The Education and Information Department shall cause the publication of this resolution in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.Sec. however. this provision shall not apply. BENIPAYO. Commissioner (Sgd.

Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner Comelec sets airtime limits for political advertisements Updated 15:41 PM PHT Thu. CNN PHILIPPINES Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Candidates in the upcoming polls will get more air time for their television and radio advertisements. TUAZON JR. "The Supreme Court said that hindi tama yung aggregate time limit.(Sgd.) FLORENTINO A. instead of the aggregated 180 minutes across all radio stations. LANTION. Local candidates are allowed half of those hours — 60 minutes for television and 90 minutes for radio ads. Likewise on radio. February 4. Watch: Comelec shows off voting machine warehouse The Comelec imposed the aggregated limits in the run-up to the 2013 national elections.) RESURRECCION Z." said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. but a TV network contested it before the Supreme Court and won in 2014. SADAIN. 2016 JC GOTINGA. That's to allow the poll body to keep track of how much each candidate or political party spends on their campaign. (Sgd. (Sgd. "And this argument was raised before the court as well and I guess the court decided that it was better to rule in favor of freedom of expression and the right of the public to be informed.) RALPH C. (Sgd. . Instead of a total 120 minutes of television ads across all stations — each national candidate or political party is now allowed 120 minutes of airtime in each television station.. they may now air 180 minutes of campaign ads per station." The Comelec also requires the ads to indicate who paid for them and which candidate they are being paid for. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) set the airtime in the new implementing rules and regulations of the Fair Elections Act. BORRA.) MEHOL K.