Poll bets urged: Clean up posters
Jean Marvette A. Demecillo (The Freeman) - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has passed a resolution requesting all candidates in the May 13 elections to clean up the streets from campaign posters.

Councilor Sisinio Andales, who authored the resolution, said the candidates should be responsible in cleaning up their campaign materials. The resolution was also a reiteration of an earlier call made by the Commission on Elections.

“After a generally peaceful elections last May 13, 2019, we need to clean up places from these election materials,” read a portion of the resolution. 

“Candidates should be responsible enough to help Cebu City Government in cleaning up our streets and public areas, including private properties from election materials,” it added. 

During last week’s elections, all areas outside the polling centers in the city were filled with posters and other campaign materials of the candidates. 

There were also volunteers of these candidates who distributed sample ballots and list of candidates outside the polling centers. These sample ballots and other campaign materials were left scattered on the ground after the elections. 

Cebu City North District Election Officer Chauncey Boholst earlier said that all candidates, elected or not, should take responsibility of taking down their campaign materials posted in public areas.

Cebu City South District Election Officer Marchel Sarno also said all candidates should help the government in cleaning up the city. 

 Andales, in his resolution, asked the Department of Public Services to organize a cleanup drive to remove all the remaining campaign materials found in public places. 

The resolution was approved without further discussions from the members of the City Council who are mostly reelected. Andales said he is hoping that all of the candidates will participate in the cleanup. —FPL (FREEMAN)

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