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Local bets urged to register online campaign

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Local candidates for this year’s polls are encouraged to register their online election campaign at Comelec national head office in Intramuros, Manila.

In a Cebu Daily News article, lawyer Rafael Olaño of Commission on Election in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) said they should register before March 29, the start of the campaign period for local bets.

“Titignan natin kung anong penalties ang ipapataw natin sa mga violators ng campaign regulations for online,” said Olaño.

Comelec-7 said no candidate had yet registered their online campaign sites in the region.

They would closely monitor the internet because it has been a useful platform for political expression, according to Olaño.