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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, February 19, 2013
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Aquino to inaugurate
IT Park in Dumaguete

President Benigno Aquino III will lead the inauguration of an information technology park and attend the political rally of the Liberal Party in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental today.

The President is expected to fly in at around 11 a.m. and will proceed to the Link Sy IT Park in Barangay Bantayan, Dumaguete, for its blessing and inauguration. On September 2011, Aquino had attended the IT Park groundbreaking, and said then that more people from Dumaguete and from around the region will have access to decent employment.

“More Negrenses will be able to receive a decent salary without having to be so far from their families; without leaving behind the comfort and beauty of their home country, or even their home province; and without being too far to enjoy a peaceful stroll along Dumaguete’s breathtaking boulevard at the end of their work days,” Aquino had said.

At 2:30 p.m., the President will proceed to the Negros Oriental Convention Center for the LP political rally that will be attended by the 12 senatorial candidates of the administration’s coalition ticket.

Meanwhile, the Commission on Elections has reminded candidates of the rules on the use of common poster areas where they can post or exhibit their campaign paraphernalia to announce their candidacy.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said Section 18 of Resolution 9615 states "common poster areas shall be allowed by the election officer only in selected public places such as plazas, markets, barangay centers and the like, where posters may be readily seen or read, with the heaviest pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic in the city or town.”

“We cannot just allow candidates to post their campaign materials on electric posts, trees and other public structures. That is why we are allowing them to set up temporary structures in designated common poster areas for the exclusive purpose of displaying their campaign materials," he added.

The resolution added that parties and candidates may put up common poster areas in every barangay.*JFP/PNA

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