Whenever I want to explore the province of Cebu I always expect Governor Gwen Garcia to be there with me. We are neither friends nor acquaintances, much more, I don’t personally know her. But Governor Garcia is with me all the time in these destinations.
I am referring to the large posters all over the towns of Cebu promoting Garcia’s Suroy-Suroy sa Sugbo. Even in the emerging (the government love this term!) destinations, Governor Garcia is there posing like she owns the place. Her picture and posters are bigger than the place itself. What an ugly site!
Don’t we all hate to be with aliens when we travel?
There is a ban on the showing of names and faces of politicians in government projects here in the Philippines. If Noynoy Aquino is steadfast on his law banning politicians to show their names and faces everywhere to whore themselves, would Garcia be guilty of media whoring? We should be reminded of the fact that it was the people’s money they were using to promote their selfish intentions in the guise of tourism promotions.
I don’t know why these politicians love their faces pasted on everything when, honestly, they need more than a makeover for people, including tourists, to be pleased about their being there.
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Photo courtesy of Khen Soronio