Reports of celebrities posting selfies of themselves holding ballots and sporting partisan-themed clothing are circulating across the Net. One particularly viral meme involves that of popular showbiz “love team” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, together known as “KathNiel” showing them posing for a photo holding what seems to be a recently filled out ballot form.
The photos were allegedly taken by ABS-CBN News reporter Gretchen Fullido who may also face chages.
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Guidelines issued by the Philippines’ Commission on Elections (COMELEC) specifically prohibit taking photos of ballots inside the precinct or taking these documents outside of said precinct.
Complaints regarding this and other incidents have reached COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez who, in response, tweeted late morning Monday May 09, 2016:
kathryn and daniel and i need to talk #PiliPinas
Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo (born 26 March 1996) is a Filipina actress. She is best known for her role as Mara in the primetime Filipino drama Mara Clara. Bernardo has been a contract artist of Star Magic and ABS-CBN since 2010 and most recently starred as Ana Bartolome in the 2011 drama film Way Back Home. She also played the protagonist Mikay in the primetime series Princess and I. Known as the “Teen Queen” of Philippine showbiz, FHM UK placed her on “The Top 10 Hottest Nations in the World” list, representing the country at fifth place alongside French-Filipina actress Solenn Heussaff in July 2014.
Daniel John Ford Padilla (born April 26, 1995), also known as Daniel Padilla, is a Filipino actor and recording artist/bassist of the band, Parking 5. He is a talent of ABS-CBN and Star Magic and was chosen as one of the Original Pilipino Music Junior Ambassadors in promoting local music to the Filipino youth.
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13 Replies to “Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla a.k.a. ‘KathNiel’ in hot water over serious election offenses!”
If the COMELEC were serious about their guidelines, they should ‘throw the book’ at Mesdames Bernardo and Fullido; and, Mr. Padilla. Whether they were tasked and paid to perform this buffoonery by some powerful candidate; or, they were just too dense to know their liability is irrelevant. But, something tells me, they will go scott-free without so much as a slap on the wrist.
INC yan si Kathryn. She should have voted for Duterte. Now we can see if she followed “da rulez”.
As per my friends in INC, she is no longer affiliated with the religious group as she had received money when she endorsed Roxas.
according to my INC friend she no longer goes to the church even before becoming an actress.
tiwalag n po xa.
Let’s wait and see as to how the COMELEC would address this issue. Laws are laws.
Also, how come the local media doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist every time it hounds and peers its camera lenses on electoral candidates working on their ballot forms inside their precincts?
cool kids!!impose the law equally..sa lagay na yon d sila aware na kinukahaan sila ng picture? sigurado po kayo?law is law..d dahil artista sila exempted na sila sa kahit anong violation. diyan natin makikita kung gano tayo kaseryosong ipatupad ang bawat guidelines na nilalabas natin. Immediate action dapat dito.
well nothing happened, guanzon just gave them a get out of jail free card.
this is the kind of freedom that makes the philippines the TRUE land of the free: the freedom to piss on the law and walk away unpunished.
How you live today has the potential to impact all eternity.
This just demonstrates to everybody to follow the rules at all costs, no matter what happens.
Their opinions don’t matter, their just a bunch of coked out kids. Overheard some of the business unit heads while workin at TFC they were snorting coke at the after party for one of the events in the Bay Area.
Not even remotely surprised…