Campaign adds on Television

Philippines
February 25, 2013 5:34pm CST
I was already sick of hearing lots of TV ads by the politicians particularly those running for the senate. They cover almost 80% (I assume) of the ads alloted on each show. Before the campaign period, they have already such ads and even more this time that the campaign period was officially started. I know that this will be a good way for campaigning but this is much unfair for those candidates that have no capacity to pay adds but deserves to get a seat on the senate. How about you mylotters, are you also sick watching such ads? Good day!
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4 responses
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
Sick, yes! Coz some really have started even last summer ago. But what can we do about it? Money speaks and it is their way of being in the lead.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
They don't just depend on their own money. They ask money from rich businessmen as well. And along with it is a "secret pact" of giving them "protection" with their business and a "promise" of more transactions for their companies in the future. During the election campaign period, the candidates are not allowed to spend more than the alloted budget for them. And so, beyond that budget, comes in the rich Chinese businessmen to help him with the campaign needs. But of course, we are also aware that they may use a dummy to look like the money they spent was from another person but in reality is it is from their own pockets as well. And yes, you are correct. When they have turned over all their cookie jar and eventually they win the election, come GRAFT AND CORRUPTION so that they may be able to get back the money they lost from the election.
@cttolledo (4110)
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
@ jenny.. I agree. There is big man behind candidate's back..Politics is business..
• Philippines
28 Feb 13
I think those solicitation is just for front. In fact it still came from their own money. The posters I saw has the claim that it was paid by the friend of the said candidate.
@cttolledo (4110)
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
I am so sick too!.. What I heard are all good stories of the candidates.. They are too good to be true.. and I noticed that they are saying same plans.,, education.. jobs.. corruption..poverty... they just making things complicated and add confusion to the voters... That's true, don't wish to run if do not have money..
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
26 Feb 13
Well I am not sick but I got used to it that I feel it has no effect on me anymore. I think having too much of them on TV sometimes makes me ignore them already.
• Calgary, Alberta
26 Feb 13
we have the choice to not vote for them, sadly most of the people will vote for them or just go for the lesser of the evils. I a sure there are some independent senatorial candidates who will serve the country better but they wont win because they cant afford mediawhoring their faces in Tv commercials, billboards and posters, they were just not famous enough.