As we get near to the May 10 election, politicians are exerting more efforts to imprint their names on the minds of many Filipinos to ensure that during the election day, they will not be forgotten. Those politicians who have money to spend use repetitive tv add campaigns with jingles that even the little ones in the house could memorize. While others who can’t afford the tv ad fees settled for less expensive promotional products like ballpens, ball caps, shirts, and the most common one are the traditional fans made of board. But what I like best is the baller bracelet in the color associated with the politician. It will be colorful if I’ll be able to get one from each political candidate, LOL!
I don’t find anything wrong with these promotional products but I am hoping that Filipinos will not vote political candidates just because they received something from them. I am raising my expectation that Filipinos are wiser now than the previous elections.