Traditionally among the biggest gainers in campaigns, broadcasters are protesting a Commission on Elections ruling that sets new airtime limits for candidates. The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas has formally requested the Comelec to reconsider its Resolution No. 9615, which imposes huge cuts on candidates' propaganda airtime. The KBP said the new rules will prevent bets from reaching a wider audience, and deprive the public of their right to know their candidates. It's not all about money, said KBP president Herman Basbaño. The new rules prohibit national candidates from exceeding 120 minutes of ads on TV and 180 on radio, across all stations. For local bets, the resolution sets a 60-minute TV limit and 90-minute radio limit.
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