For many politicians — the earlier you campaign, the better. This is said to be helpful especially to those who are newbie in politics. But most traditional politicians (trapo) are into early campaigning, which is supposedly a clear violation of the Omnibus Election Code.
Of course, they could have an excuse. Merely posting their faces or names in public places doesn’t mean they are campaigning already. As long as they did not put the word “VOTE” on their posters, they can get away from any liability.
But poster makers would probably loss huge profits because politicians and their strategists are very wise now. They do not waste funds on the production of banners which can be easily torn by wind or pointed objects. Instead, they resorted into using paints and maximizing the blank walls along the busy streets and markets.
If you’re against the politician who scribbled their names in a wall, would you make an effort to buy a liter of paint to erase it?
Some of the politicians would claim initiating Asphalt Overlay or water project. Oh, they are working for the benefit of their constituents? Claiming a government project as their own but using the public funds? Now, how are we going to call it, vandalism of EPALs??
I just wonder if the property owners knew that their walls have been “vandalized” by the politicians. In most countries, marking or painting property without the property owner’s consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.