7 months Campaign for local bets begins MB
By Leslie Aquino The Commission on Elections (Comelec) expects a more festive atmosphere as the campaign period for local candidates for the 2019 midterm polls starts today, March 29, and ends on May 11. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez (FILE PHOTO / CAMILLE ANTE / MANILA BULLETIN) Local bets are those running for members of the House of Representatives, as well as elective provincial, city, and municipal officials. With only 45 days left before the May 13 midterm elections, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said. Before, aspirants mostly rely on posters and tarpaulins because it is cheaper. But with the campaign period ... more