- Senatorial aspirant Christopher “Bong” Go has been facing issues with regard to his “Malasakit Center” posters
- The Comelec asked the DOH to take down all of the Malasakit Centers posters with Go’s face on it
- Go also urged his supporters to stop producing such campaign materials
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) asked the Department of Health (DOH) to take down the posters of Malasakit Centers with the face of former aide and Senatorial candidate Christopher “Bong” Go on it.
In a report by the Inquirer (authors Julie M. Aurelio & Tina G. Santos), KAMI learned that the Comelec also requested the Senate candidate to remove the posters immediately.
Election Commissioner Rowena Guanzon reiterated that posters or images of the candidates are prohibited on all government-controlled and –owned buildings.
Go also reminded his supporters to stop producing tarpaulins or posters for his personal campaign.
“I’ve repeatedly said this, ‘Please remove my face and name from posters and tarps. Please don’t put those up and just use the money for the needy,’” he said.
According to a report by Rappler (author Paterno Esmaquel II), it stated in the Comelec Resolution No. 10488 that all candidates are prohibited to put up campaign materials in all government buildings including schools and health centers.
President Rodrigo Duterte has given Go the credit for coming up with the Malasakit Centers even when he was still the Special Assistant to the President (SAP). Under this program, there are one-stop shops in different hospitals to provide free medical assistance to indigent patients.
As previously reported by KAMI, Senate candidate and Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano accused Go of using the government’s fund to give away free t-shirts with his face and name on it during the event of the barangay officials.
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