ELECTION CAMPAIGN RULES
—as outlined in the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act No. 9006, or the Fair Elections Act.
P546 million=54,600,000 registered voters as of April 2016
Maximum amount that candidates for President and Vice President can spend for an election campaign per registered voter.
Maximum amount that independent candidates and party-list groups can spend per registered voter in the constituency where the candidate filed his or her COC.
Maximum amount that the rest of the candidates with political parties can spend per registered voter in the constituency where the candidate filed his or her certificate of candidacy (COC).
8.5 inches x 14 inches
Maximum size allowed for pamphlets, leaflets, cards, decals and stickers
2 ft. x 3 ft.
Maximum size allowed for posters cloth, paper and cardboard
3 ft. x 8 ft.
Maximum size allowed for streamers, which must be displayed five days before the meeting or rally date until exactly 24 hours after the activity.
TV, RADIO AND PRINT ADVERTISING
Airtime limit of television ads per station for national candidates.
Airtime limit of radio ads per station for national candidates.
Airtime limit of television ads per station for local candidates.
Airtime limit of radio ads per station for local candidates.
1/4 of the page
Maximum size of print ads of both national and local candidates in broadsheets.
Maximum size of print ads of both national and local candidates in tabloids.
3 times a week
Maximum frequency of print ads published per newspaper, magazine or other publication during the campaign period.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADS IN MEDIA
—Any donated advertisements shall be printed, published, aired or exhibited only with the written acceptance by the candidate or political party. The written acceptance shall be attached to the ad contract and submitted to the Commission on Elections.
—Two or more candidates, political parties or party-list organizations may publish coordinated print ads featuring more than one candidate, political party or party-list organization.
—Any election propaganda in print or broadcast media shall bear the words political advertisement paid for, followed by the name of the candidate.
—If the broadcast advertisement is given free of charge by the radio or television station, the media company must be identified.
—Displaying election paraphernalia in public properties, such as:
Ambulances and other motor vehicles
MRT, LRT and PNR train
Pedestrian overpasses and underpasses
Bridges and highways Terminals
—Government employees and officials participating in partisan political activities unless a political appointee
—Publicly exhibiting movie, cinematography or documentary portraying the life of a candidate in a theater, television station or any public forum during the campaign period
—Campaigning on May 8 (before Election Day) and on May 9
—Participating in a political activity or campaign on Maundy Thursday (March 24) and Good Friday (March 25)
—Foreigner directly or indirectly aiding, contributing or spending for an election campaign of any candidate or political party
—Bearing, carrying or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons in public places until June 8
—Security personnel or bodyguards of candidates, whether they are regular members of the military or other law enforcement agency until June 8
Compiled by Kathleen de Villa,
Sources: Comelec, Inquirer Archives
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