Calamity campaigning is so eeewww!

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He’s not even a congressman yet, and he’s already showing bad taste!

Thank goodness for Facebook, which has alerted people to every little irregularity, anomaly and failure in taste that publicity-hungry politicos are guilty of. Latest, very distasteful case in point: calamity campaigning.

Yes, some politicians were actually using the distribution of relief goods this week to promote themselves! How exquisitely epal is that?

Among the pictures that have been going viral are a truckful of “Jobo Rice,” distributed by Zambales congressional candidate Jobo Magsaysay. How’s that for starting early? He’s running for a seat for the 1st district of Zambales in 2013. And in case you want to get even more irritated, yes, he’s the son of Rep. Mitos Magsaysay—you know, the anti-RH Bill proponent who said “Heaven must be crying” over the support for the bill.

Masbate politicians take inappropriate campaigning to a fishy new level

And then, there are the cans of sardines (yes, they actually printed their faces on the labels!) distributed by Masbate Gov. Rizalina Seachon-Lanete and Rep. Scott Davies S. Lanete of the third district of Masbate.

Listen: When people are desperate, wet, hungry and losing their homes because of floods caused by pollution, clogged sewers and garbage that was never collected because of the inefficiency of local government—really, do you think that’s a good time to remind them who’s in charge? Or to be more specific—who DIDN’T do their jobs?

Just saying. And that’s why we love FB.

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  • buninay

    Ewwwwe.

  • buninay

    Di ba mga artistang ginagamit sa pamumudmod ng relief goods parang PR campaign na rin?  Ewwwwee!

  • buninay

    Kahit calamity na entertainment at politics pa rin.  Magbago na tayo oy.

  • athenapallas

    Pangarap kasi ni Mitos na i-overtake ang Malacanyang someday by grooming his son to be the next president of the Pilipins someday. Talagang minamaximize nyang mabuti ang apelyidong Magsaysay dahil umaasa sya na nakadikit pa rin sa consciousness ng mga tao how great Ramon Magsaysay was during 19kopongkopong of his reign. Nag-iilusyon si Mitos na ang pamilya nya ang magiging makapangyarihan pagdating ng takdang panahon. Kaya sya ganyan na desperado at gagawin lahat, prostituting herself and her son and everything just to get votes and name recall. K-O-R-A-P.

  • Adarna

    Her mother mitos told us earlier that “Heaven must be crying”, but now look at this picture, JOJO IS SMILING!

    THIS IS A GREAT INSULT TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBALES.. Binaha na pero naka dare pang mag post na nakaSMILE. Tapos tingnan mo ang rice, JOJO RICE…

    Aba, parang planned nila iyan… after the MITOS RAIN?

  • jabadong

    pakapalan na mga mukha ng mga trapong pamilya ng mga politiko kagaya ng mga magsaysay

  • mapicchu

    syempre, ang kapalmuks na ina, merong kapal muks na anak…eeeewwww!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002929657966 Kolokoy Sniper

    Nahuli na yan, dito sa amin walang pangalan nakasabit pero kinukulayan yung mga public areas ng favorite color nya. example: kinulayan ang flyover ng violet, tatlo yung flyover, kakatapos lang pagkulay ng pangalawa.

  • efriend

    Eeew is nothing. It should be YIKES.

    • nakatutok

      “CONO KA “kapitanobyus AKA Farmerson

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