TAGBILARAN CITY.- The COMELEC has warned the candidates this 2016 elections over their campaign expenses in the official start of the campaign period this day.
According to COMELEC, their finance office will be strict this time under Commissioner Christian Robert Lim in the monitoring of the expenses of candidates including their campaign ads and other paraphernalia to make sure that they won’t violate any election law.
The poll body will coordinate with the Anti-Money Laundering Council, Commission on Audit and Bureau of Internal Revenue in the said monitoring.
As per Comelec Resolution No. 9981 that a candidate is only allowed to have 120 minutes of TV as and 180 minutes of Radio commercials per station based on the candidates and registered political parties, may it be bought or donated.
The posting of campaign materials in non-designated areas is now strictly prohibited by COMELEC. Any violator will be jailed for six years and the stripping of the right to vote and disqualification to run for any position in public office.
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