Sunday, October 05, 2008

Ang kapal talaga ng mukha nitong si MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando. Or maybe he's too stupid to know where Metro Manila borders end.

Anyway, his now-famous MMDA posters can be found in Los Banos, Laguna, despite the fact that Laguna is most definitely not a part of Metro Manila. Read about it here.

You know, we really liked BF once. We believed that his strong political will and hard-line stance would be a boon to the country. But recent happenings with these posters as well as his continuous use of PNP escorts, blinkers and sirens has shown that he's just like any other two-bit, dime-a-dozen, run-of-the-mill Philippine poliician, who puts his own needs ahead of the people.

P.S. The photo of the poster is not of those found in Laguna. If anybody out there can send us a copy, please do. Thanks!


Ice said...

Hi there! let us not judge Bayani Fernando just because we saw his poster outside Metro Manila. Maybe he is not the one who ordered his poster to be posted there (it could be a fan or friend) and maybe there is a reason why he uses PNP as escorts. These all maybe's but if you could give proof to all of this it would really support your post.

But those posters should be pulled out as soon as possible!

The Huli Ka! Team said...

Hi ice,

First, thanks for your comment. It's always good to hear from our readers.

Second, yes, it is possible that it was put up by someone else. If that is the case, then he should immediately have ordered them removed (similar to what Binay had done for those Binay 2010 plates) and announced that to the public.

As for the escorts, by law, only the President, Vice-President, Chief Justice, Senate President and Speaker of the House are entitled to PNP escorts. Although he is entitled to request for protection in cases where there is proof that he is being targeted by "unsavory characters," these are temporary arrangements only. Bottom line here is that he should apply his hard-line stance to himself and lead by example, instead of taking the "I am special, so I can choose to not follow this particular law" line.

abby said...

this is my honest assessment of bf: i used to like the guy. he surpassed every expectation with marikina. he even did ok at the start of his mmda stint. but i think his success and the support he's garnering is getting into his head.

before, i would have also thought that the posters in laguna were done by someone else, and that there must be good reason for his pnp escort, but now, to my mind, when it comes to bf, there's a presumption of arrogance.

The Huli Ka! Team said...

Hi abby, thanks for the comments. We most definitely agree with what you said!