Tear down posters, Al-ag tells candidates

Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag urged candidates in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to tear down their own posters, streamers, and flyers to clean up the surroundings.

“I’m urging all the candidates to go to the streets and clean our barangays because you have so many posters that are polluting our barangays, especially now with the rains which may clog our drainage system,” said Al-ag.

He also stressed that the winning candidates should take the initiative to remove all campaign paraphernalia as a good first step of their promise to serve the people.
“All the winning candidates should clean up and to show to the people that it is the beginning of their service as barangay officials,” Al-ag said.
The vice mayor also commended the Commission on Elections, law enforcement agencies, and the stakeholders for “generally peaceful and orderly” elections.
He also asked the winning candidates to reach out to the losing candidates.
“As winner it is their responsibility to reach out to the losers to heal the relationships, embrace them and end the tension if somebody got hurt,” he said.
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, meanwhile, congratulated the Commission on Elections, Department of Education, Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, who served and made the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections a successful democratic exercise in Davao City and the entire country.
“The dedication and courage that you showed and contributed in the electoral process are deeply valued as these allowed the Filipino people to exercise their right to choose their leaders,” said Duterte in a statement.
Candidates and their supporters may be penalized for littering under Republic Act No. 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. The law imposes a fine of not less than P300 and not more than P1,000 for violators. Community service ranging from one day to 15 days is also part of the penalty upon the discretion of the court.

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