Face Shield with Politician Image, Name Earned Elicited Comments Online
A face shield distributed to residents elicits reactions from the online community it includes the image with the name of the politician.
It is one of the old school political campaigns in the Philippines. Putting the face and name of a political candidate on a tarpaulin, poster, or campaign materials that are usually affixed to walls, walls, or poles, and in various establishments.
Others even included themselves in carrying bags or plastic bags distributed to relief goods during a disaster. And now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of them took the opportunity to campaign themselves.
On Facebook, a concerned netizen named John Michael Bricia shared an image of a face shield distributed for free to residents of Camarines Sur. Despite being free, Bricia lambasted the said face shield as the name and the image of the distributor is included on the packaging.
According to Bricia, the photo is said to be from a person named Marissa Arcilla Andal. The politician in the picture is Luigi Villafuerte of Camarines Sur.
On March 25, netizens also criticized Villafuerte’s seemingly early campaigning despite the COVID-19 crisis. A tarpaulin, for their project “Ka Fuerte Food Assistance Program,” was exposed and drew flak online.
The said tarpaulin contains a photo of Governor Migz Villafuerte, Congressman LRay Villafuerte, and Luigi Villafuerte, who are now in the face shield container. Meanwhile, Villafuerte has not yet issued an official statement regarding this issue.
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