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DepCor used to take down candidate's signs

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - It's a sign Guam's favorite pastime has come to an end, at least until the next election cycle.  Many island residents will be pleased that political signs will be coming down along Guam's roadways. But residents had some concerns when they noticed Government of Guam official vehicles and workers taking down the signs of one political candidate. 

Several vehicles assigned to the Department of Corrections were caught in Chalan Pago taking down signs for Department of Youth Affairs director Adonis Mendiola. Apparently the corrections director ordered it. 

Spokesperson Lieutenant Antone Aguon says Mendiola offered DepCor the signs to reuse the wood for other projects that they do around the island.  Aguon says the director ordered two officers to go around and take down the signs until he received a phone call, informing him that it was a violation to be doing that on the government's time and dime. 

Aguon says the director apologizes for authorizing the activity and once he realized it was wrong, he had the staff stop.  That order came, however, after they'd already taken down about a dozen signs.

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