- A billboard of Bong Go wishing “Maligayang Pasko” to the residents of Silay City was posted in the plaza
- However, the government of Silay took down the billboard
- They said it was a violation to the City Ordinance No. 2 Series of 1997
The local government unit of Silay City in Negros Occidental removed the billboard of former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and Senate candidate Christopher “Bong” Go, wishing “Maligayang Pasko” to the residents. KAMI learned that the billboard was placed in the plaza of Silay.
KAMI brings this news to the readers to impart knowledge regarding the City Ordinance No. 02, Series of 1997 in Silay.
According to a lengthy Facebook post of Silay City’s Mayor Mark Golez, they removed the tarpaulin to comply with City Ordinance No. 02, Series of 1997. This act regulates the posting of advertisements through signboards, billboards, posters, etc. in the city. There must be a filed application form to the Office of the City Engineer and permit fees before posting any kind of advertisement.
Golez added that there was no application filed for the billboard and they did not mean any offense to anyone nor Bong Go.
“It was never the intention of the City Government to offend anyone, most especially, SAP Bong Go, but merely to apply the rule of law fairly and squarely to all,” the Mayor said in the post.
The netizens also agreed to the act made by the local government unit. Here are some of their comments on the Facebook post of Mayor Golez:
“no one is above d law”
“No need to apologize mayor you did the right thing.”
“Tama lang, besides hnd nmn si bong go ngkabit nyan. Idaan nlng sa tamang process”
As previously reported by KAMI, Go was seeking a seat in the Senate and was accompanied by President Rodrigo Duterte when he filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Comelec office.
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