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NORECO 2 bans posters on poles

The Negros Oriental 2 Electric Cooperative will impose fines on candidates who post their campaign materials on electric posts.

NORECO 2 general manager Eunora Sameon said that, based on Board Resolution 181, candidates will be fined P300 each for posters with wooden and bamboo tacks, and for metal sheets directly stapled, or nailed on electric posts.

Temporary attachments of posters commemorating activities of local government units and non-commercial institutions, like schools, are allowed, provided they secure permission from NORECO 2.

Violators will be charged P100 for each material attached to poles, Sameon said.

She also advised politicians, public and private institutions, and owners of commercial establishments to remove their materials before April 15, or face sanctions.

She said using electric posts as poster areas is strictly prohibited in order not to obstruct the lineman's sight and direction while performing regular maintenance work as they can be dangerous for the workers.

The power cooperative has fielded a pole inventory team to monitor, and remove unauthorized posters.*JG


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