...noodles as a early campaigning method?

Philippines
August 14, 2012 10:33am CST
I stumbled this picture a while ago during the Habagat floods. It seems to me a repacked noodle with a certain color and a ribbon. Now, I wish to tickle;e your imagination on what could have this meant. Many people already judged this notion as a form of early campaigning. Of course, this is a good opportunity to do that even though it is really not allowed (or at least in paper). Some even condemned the poor noodles or the name embossed on the package. Others say that nothing is wrong a slogan as the poor people in schools actually each something, even for a short period of time. What’s your say? the photo is available here - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=396138480440248&set=a.110423725678393.22123.110296245691141&type=3&theater.
1 person likes this
6 responses
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Not only noodles, there were also some canned goods that their labels were replaced by the picture of some politicians. I really deplore this kind of practice that makes the relief operations tainted with politics already.
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Well, I should have expected that. After all, canned goods are standard relief goods. I think they have to pay people to change the labels and paste their faces instead.
1 person likes this
@louievill (16603)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
they should have stuck their faces in bologna sausages since that's what they do anyway, a lot of baloney!
1 person likes this
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
Well I hope that these thick faced politician should stop this practice because it is just annoying that they take advantage of the situation and hopefully the flood victims would not take this as a cue for them to vote for that person in the coming elections. I think the more of this people tolerated the more they would suffer in the end.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
The yellow ribbon logo says it all but how people look at it is entirely a matter opinion. I'm an optimist so rather than delving more of the Kris' political plans in the future I would rather appreciate the goods than the logo where the goods were placed.
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
That is the reason that I opened this up. Some people might look beyond the yellow and some won’t. But its the perceptions that makes it an interesting topic to discuss and an interesting read.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
If it's done by an elected official I would surely raise some questions or even an eyebrow but she isn't, well not yet anyway. Besides, my impression of the aquino sisters is that they really want to help and they mean well. So I'll look at the color yellow as just mere packaging but its contents were a big help to those who badly need it.
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Hello Jeanneyvonne, Even red cross wouldn't even bother putting a symbol like this, how could some one does that?! pathetic really. only for those who want to be reminded will remember this crap. of course, am sure they want it because they will get paid anyways regarding this matter. who ever put that should be recognized and questioned!
• Philippines
17 Aug 12
Apparently, the organizers of these repackaged products only think that people will be grateful for the food and they will be rewarded by voting for them. Not many people will think that they can be questioned (or at least their motives are) regarding this. I guess some people don’t really think of the consequences of their actions.
@louievill (16603)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
It can't be called electioneering or premature campaigning since he's no longer illegible for a second term, I also saw on T.V., Kris saying that their family is using their own funds to aide in relief work, who knows, it could be part of thatand there is no law banning private citizens from putting anything on their donations, it's just a colored ribbon without even any name.
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Fair point. But as I said, some people already interpreted in in a negative way. Oh well, that's how perceptions work. At least, they bothered to straighten the facts.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
It's obvious that that is some sort of campaign strategy. Well, I'm not surprised really. I just hope that the voters would now see the true color of this politician. It's a shame that a lot of our countrymen gets mesmerized by this politicians words and promises.
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
If it is a strategy, I like to see if it worked with the said people or if it didn’t. After all, money is poured for this and I don’t think the one who exercised this strategy would like to lose money if he can’t get his desired effect.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
Well that is really the problem in our country. There is to much politics. My suggestion, list all of this people on this items and from there do not vote on them this coming elections. Pardon me for this but I think they should not be doing this. If they really want to help, there is really no need to place their names, faces on the items. After all, there is a big possibility that the money spent on this items are the taxpayers money.
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
I agree with you. Sometimes, the politics is too much, even the poor noodle is being dragged into it. But then again, I guess this shows what kind of politics we have in this country. I just hope that people will not treat this as a sort of ‘utang na loob’ wherein they have to be grateful for something they truly deserved in the first place.