Barangay officials conduct
By ALICE NICART (PIA Eastern
April 22, 2007
BORONGAN, Eastern Samar –
About 12 barangay officials of Barangay Alang-Alang this town willingly cited
COMELEC Resolution No. 7823 recently in their attempt to clean up the main
streets of the barangay from illegally posted candidates’ streamers and posters.
Led by Barangay chairman
Teresa Alconaba, the officials tore down and removed the seemingly expensive
tarpaulin posted on a giant panels in front of the Eastern Samar National High
School which is actually only a meter away from the Police Provincial Office.
The brave act on a broad
daylight prompted this writer to ask Alconaba but the barangay chief said they
are just implementing the COMELEC order and they could not do otherwise lest
they be charge for inaction.
Apparently, the posters and
tarpaulins which included mostly of the senatorial candidates were put in place
days before the Team Unity arrived the school’s oval via some choppers. But the
giant panel held an assortment of political party “babies” i.e., TU, GO even
provincial and municipal candidates. So prominent the campaign materials that
they could not pass the “accusing eyes” and critical minds of the passers-by.
Alconaba stressed that there
are several designated poster areas in town that they are in a quandary why some
trusted errand boys could hardly abide by the law. Be that as it may, the
officials said they will pursue their “Operation Baklas” as they enforce the
order of Acting Election Office III, Atty. Reymund Gunda.
Later in the day, other
barangay officials of the town were likewise spotted by this writer removing
other illegally posted campaign materials in other parts of the town. The
officials informed likewise this writer that they are also ordered to submit a
written report of their OB.