By Ellouise Cachero
The students of University of the Philippines Diliman spoke their minds regarding candidates who employ information commercials or infomercials as an ‘alternative campaign’ before February 12, the official start of the national campaign period.
Senatorial candidates such as Bam Aquino, Cynthia Villar, Sonny Angara, Jamby Madrigal are among the candidates who utilized infomercials as an ‘alternative campaign’.
According to Supreme Court, it is legal to produce infomercials and advocacy advertisements even before the campaign period as it is considered to be an act of expressing their freedom of speech. The rule on pre-mature campaigning states that “a candidate is liable for an election offense only for acts done during the campaign period, not before.”
Here’s what the Iskolar ng Bayan have to say: