Officers and personnel of the Baguio City Police Office led the post-election clean-up drive in selected areas in the city on Thursday, hoping politicians will follow suit.
BCPO Director Jesus Cambay Jr. mobilized the police force to remove all the campaign posters of politicians and partylist groups in the central business district up to Pacdal circle.
The BCPO director himself, together with deputy directors Ramil Saculles and Evelio Degay, supervised the clean-up in support to the clean and green program of the city government.
“We hope politicians will advise their supporters to also remove the campaign posters and dispose them properly if only to maintain cleanliness in our city,” Cambay said.
Ahead of the May 13 elections, the Commission on Elections urged all the candidates, may they be winners or losers, and their supporters to spearhead the conduct of post-election clean-up drive.
Comelec said propaganda banners, streamers, and posters left after the election are now more than ever intolerable eyesores that need to be removed.
During Comelec’s inspection before the May 13 elections, poll officials noted that oversized posters and illegal posted campaign materials even in common poster areas are the two serious violations committed by supporters of politicians and party-list groups.
Comelec earlier removed oversized and illegally posted campaign materials along the city limit at Marcos Highway to the central business district.
Other teams started from the Kennon Road view deck to the CBD and from Station 9 at Irisan barangay towards the city via Naguilian Road.
The implementing rules and regulations of the Fair Elections Code prohibits the posting of election propaganda in public infrastructure such as waiting sheds, sidewalks, street and lamp posts, bridges, main thoroughfares, center islands, and highways.