I've once seen this banner/tarpaulin promoting a rock band event in our barangay. Being the stingy person that I am, I got so interested when I saw the word 'FREE'. So of course I searched for details like the venue, time, participating bands & etc..To my dismay, WALA AKO NAKITA. Puro mukha lang ng mayor at ng anak niyang balak ata mag mayor din. When I closely took a look at the tarpaulin....I saw why. It's just one of those 'ad campaigns' I see plastered all over the city. What a waste of tax payer's money.
That's why this new "Anti Epal Bill" which I read about from yahoo gets all my support.
It has become almost standard practice: politicians plastering their names and faces on projects funded by taxpayers.
To counter this self-praise, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago filed a bill, now commonly referred to as “Anti-Epal Bill,” prohibiting public officials to affix their name or image to any signage on a proposed or ongoing public works project.
|Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago|
So far, I haven't heard anybody who's brave enough to come out & oppose this bill. Mapaghahalataan nga naman silang GUILTY diba?
It has become an eyesore wherever we go like the pictures posted below:
[Images randomly taken from Google images]
Why would you affix your name in a project as if you were the one who funded it? That is ridiculous but it seems that people have just gotten used to it.
Sometimes you might be surprised that these placards/signs are even larger than the projects itself.
|The new University of Caloocan City building in Camarin.|
Some people call this building ni Recom since his name & 'smiley' logo are all over the place.
|UCC's Student Handbook bearing the mayor's infamous face.|
You might say that I am pinpointing only Caloocan City in particular but no. I am just writing what I notice.
You know, if you're from Caloocan it'd be impossible to ignore the mayor & his son's faces. They are all over the place. literally. From public school id's, medals, graduation invitations, certificates, streets, gates, sidewalks. AS IN! They are publicizing themselves too much & I'm getting sick of it.
I hope this bill gets passed ASAP!