COMELEC Reminds Voters Not to Wear Campaign Merch on Election Day

Colored shirts are allowed...technically.

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PHOTO BY L: Facebook/VP Leni Robredo; R: Facebook/ Bongbong Marcos

(SPOT.ph) Campaign season officially closes on May 7 as the Philippines gears up for the much-awaited election day on Monday. This means campaigning is not allowed on May 9—no distribution of flyers and sample ballots, no shaking of hands to endorse a candidate, and no wearing of shirts with a candidate's name or face. The latter was emphasized by Commission on Elections commissioner George Garcia in a report by ABS-CBN News.

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"Di po tayo magdidikta at hindi natin ipo-prohibit ang isang botante na nakasuot ng kulay ng isang kandidato pero iwasan po natin magsuot ng mga damit na merong mukha ng kandidato. Tandaan po natin, bawal na po ang pangangampaniya sa Mayo 9," he explained.

He added that poll watchers and election officers may prohibit you from entering the polling precinct if you're wearing a face mask, baller, shirt, or other clothing with the name or face of your preferred candidate.

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Colored shirts, technically, are allowed. But it's always better to be safe than sorry. If you know what we mean.

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