Here are the allowed tv and radio ads lengths as well as sizes of campaign materials - billboard, poster, streamer, tarp - for the May 2010 Philippine automated elections.
Stickers, pamphflets, fliers, cards among other printed materials:
- Maximum of 8.5 inches wide and 14 inches long (8.5" x 14"), or standard long-sized bond paper
- 2 feet by 3 feet (2' x 3')
- 3 feet by 8 feet (3' x 8') which may be placed 5 days before the event and must be removed within 24 hours after the event.
- 120 minutes for broadcast advertisements or elections propaganda in television;
- 180 minutes to advertise in radio stations.
- 60 minutes in television;
- 90 minutes on radio.
- For political parties and party-list groups, twelve by sixteen feet (12' x 16'), or its equivalent but not exceeding a total area of one hundred ninety two (192) square feet.
- For independent candidates, four by six feet (4' x 6') or its equivalent but not exceeding a total area of twenty-four (24) square feet.
For their expenses, a candidate running for a national position, such as president, vice president and senator, is only allowed to spend P10 per voter; if he/she is under a political party, he/she has an additional P5 to spend. If the candidate is running on his own or independent, he/she can only spend P5 per voter.
Advertisement in the World Wide Web or the internet is still free for all, as there is no enabling law that prohibits candidates to advertise in cyberspace.