May 06 2016 2:14pm

WATCH: Does Comelec think it has a say on political ads' content?

Philippine Sen. and vice presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV gestures as he answers questions during a forum with the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Trillanes alleged that the Philippine presidential front-runner Rodrigo Duterte had a large sum of money in an undeclared bank account. AP/Aaron Favila

MANILA, Philippines - At the wake of the airing of the television advertisement criticizing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte paid for by Sen. Antonio Trillanes, Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez on Friday said it has no jurisdiction on the content of ads.

Jimenez, seen in this video, said that the poll body only regulates the length and quantity of ads. But there is, however, a "standard," he admitted.

Watch his statement.

- Video by Levi A. So taken at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City


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