A few days ago I was in Cubao on the corner of EDSA and Aurora blvd. when I saw a strange white thing hanging on a lamp post. When I came nearby I realized that I was lucky to bring my camera again.
It was a piece of styrofoam with a simple text written on it.
On the backside of this advertisement was a simular text but this time in Tagalog.
The text is: “Pagkain, hindi kantutan”, which means: Food, not screwing (where the Tagalog word is known as vulgar).
Seeing this way of protest from somebody it makes me thinking. Would it just be someone who has a lot of children and no food to feed them? or could it be that it’s someone who is against the way a nearby hotel is advertising?
The hotel is offering relaxation, and one can rent a room for just a few hours. Unnecessary to explain to you what kind of people go there. So maybe a frustrated wife of a regular customer in that hotel put this advertising?
It is a fact that a lot of people in the Philippines do not earn enough to feed their family and themselves. I’m almost thinking that this sign has been placed by someone from this last category.
18.104.22.168 Submitted on 2009/07/16 at 11:38pm
i guess this is one of those people who lament about how the government widely promotes contraceptives (condoms, pills, etc.) as a response to the growing poverty rate in the philippines? i believe the government fails to address the real root problem of poverty which is proper education. so that people could have an idea on the different means of livelihood possible for them.
according to the reproductive health bill issue, it says the government will hafta shell out up to around as much as 2billion pesos for these contraceptives to be given away to people. i find the government NARROW for doin this cos giving away free contraceptives only promotes a major sex festival to men and women of all ages, multiple sex partners, more possibility of HIV and low moral fiber on its people and neither does this cut the problem of poverty from the root.
same analogy: if the spread of alot of deadly diseases is caused by the sharing of unsterilized syringes?the government?s move would be to shell out billions of pesos to give out free sterile syringes for everyone?s consumption then?.rather than addressing the problem on drug addiction and the spread of disease, they will hafta face a whole different set of problems on the matter which is a result of their wrong strategies to address it.
the real solution here is education of the masses, maybe it would take time but i guess it?s all worth it rather than patching up one wrong thing with another wrong?it only aggravates the situation!
I actually share the same sentiment as the person who posted that signboard!!!!