Netizens Get Ready! Comelec Goes 'Big Brother' On Online Election Campaigns
“Political advertising includes matters, not falling within the scope of personal opinion, that appear on any Internet website, including, but not limited to, social networks, blogging sites, and micro-blogging sites.
Personal opinions, views, and preferences for candidates, contained in blogs shall not be considered acts of election campaigning or partisan political activity unless expressed by government officials in the Executive Department, the Legislative Department, the Judiciary, the Constitutional Commissions, and members of the Civil Service.”
“We will be implementing this resolution and then we will observe once the campaign starts.”
“There really isn’t any prohibition, but in coming out with this resolution we are saying they would limit it,” he said. “We can always amend the resolution or supplement the resolution after we see [what] rules are being abused.”