Updated Feb 15, 2019, 8:32:04 AM
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 15) — Former Special Assistant to the President and now senatorial aspirant Bong Go said he does not have control over all his supporters who offer their services for free.
This was in response to some viral photos showing workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways putting up his campaign posters.
"Mga supporters po yung nagpe-place ng ads. 'Yung iba po, libre nga po eh. Hindi ko po alam yun, bakit umabot ng ganun," he told reporters Thursday night.
[Translation: Supporters place the ads. Some of them do it for free. I do not know of those, and how it got to that point.]
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) gave senators who do not abide by campaign rules until Thursday to take down illegal posters. The rules state that posters should not exceed two by three feet and should only be displayed in common posting areas identified by local election officers.
The poll body previously said there was no problem with Go following the trail of President Rodrigo Duterte, who expressed support for his senatorial bid. However, the poll body will look into Go's campaign should he continue to do so -- to check if government funds are being used.