PNP: Report on candidates' campaign violations now with Comelec

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 11) — Authorities observed violations during the first day of the campaign season for national posts, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday, adding its report has already been submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

"It will be up for Comelec on how to proceed with this concern," PNP spokesperson Jean Fajardo told CNN Philippines' Newsroom Ngayon.

Physical distancing was hardly followed during the campaign rallies, she added.

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Other activities prohibited during face-to-face campaigns include the following:

- Handshakes, hugs, going arm-in-arm, or any action that involves physical contact among the candidate, their companions, and the public

- Taking selfies, photographs, and other activities that require close proximity

- Distribution of food, drinks, and all other goods

Fajardo did not disclose the names of the national candidates but noted their campaign managers have already been called out.

"Sana in their succeeding sorties ay hindi na maulit (Hopefully in their succeeding sorties, they would not repeat the violations), she said.