But wait, there’s more!

http://manila.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/03/DSC052172-thumb.JPG The talk on banning billboards post-Milenyo? Ah, well. Let’s just say all the billboards are back up, hopefully tied more securely to their posts. Billboard clutter is back. And the clutter increases with election campaign materials cropping up here and there. Lest they look like just one of those posters along the street or up in the sky, a catchy line always works.

Joker Arroyo’s poster and campaign line caught my eye while I was going down EDSA. “Pag bad ka, lagot ka!” cracked me up. Translated: If you’re bad, you better watch out. I haven’t seen any other campaign materials as catchy as his. The other posters just carry the name and giant picture of the one running. These [aspiring] politicians have to remember they’re not only competing against the others running for office. They’re also competing against existing billboards for the commuters’ attention. Have any of you seen the gigantic John Lloyd Cruz billboard among EDSA? I’m sure you have. How about Miguel Zubiri’s posters along EDSA? I’ve seen it but it’s not as prominent as the others. He has a promising line too by the way: “Idol ng Kabataan, AMIGo ng bayan.”

Brace yourselves people. If we think the billboard clutter could not get any worse, well, it can. While the proliferation of campaign materials will build awareness for political aspirants, I hope the authorities remember not to overwhelm the city with so much paper.

I mean, one can handle only so many faces staring at him while driving down EDSA.

1 Comment so far

  1. Lynn (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 3:31 am

    Yep, the billboards have indeed returned. There’s now a huge one beside SM North EDSA, and I remember they were taken down months ago. They’re really quite big. I’m glad at least that there aren’t any supersized ads for the elections.

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