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Barangay elections campaign kicks off

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October 21-27, 2023

The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (2023 BSKE) campaign period began on October 19, 2023; it will continue for 10 days, and will end on October 28, 2023. The Commission on Elections encourages the candidates to set an example of good citizenship by strictly adhering to the relevant laws and issuances related to campaigning.
In Southern Leyte, there are 500 barangays that will open doors to choose their own barangay captain, councilors, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairman, and SK kagawads.
The COMELEC urges Barangay and SK candidates, as well as their supporters, to follow these instructions: Individual posters in a common poster area exceeding 2×3 feet; Billboards, posters, and tarpaulins exceeding 2×3 feet; Lawful campaign materials should only be shown on designated common poster areas; Election campaign or promotional materials that are obscene, discriminatory, offensive, principles; All legitimate candidates for Barangay and SK elective positions are permitted to campaign on television, cable television, radio, newspaper, internet, or any other medium, including social media, as long as their expenses are limited, truth in advertising is followed, and they are under the COMELEC’s supervision and regulation. Live streaming on a candidate’s social media channels will be regarded as an e-rally.
Also prohibited is giving or distributing anything of value, such as but not limited to t-shirts, ballers, bags, sun visors, hat/caps, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, ball pens, fans, food and drinks, and transportation during and after a public meeting; During the campaign period, the candidate and five members of his or her campaign team may wear t-shirts bearing the candidate’s image; and the distribution of any assistance through the Assistance to Individual in Crisis (AICS) is strictly prohibited from October 20, 2023 until election day, with the exception of those that are typically given to qualified individuals, such as but not limited to basic needs in the form of food, transportation, medical, educational, and bursaries.
The general public is advised that anyone who breaks the COMELEC’s laws and regulations will be punished appropriately.
(DY/COMELEC)

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