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Bong Revilla dancing in campaign ad angers netizens

The elections are coming up and we get to see new faces in different governmental positions. People are making their choices as this is written. Candidates are doing everything they can to win the people’s votes.

From appearing in various places to political advertisements.

One commercial that got the Filipino people riled up is from former senator and actor Bong Revilla.

Revilla has had a successful career in acting, usually portraying the hero.

He decided to pursue a political career and won a seat in the Senate back in 2004 and topped the race in 2010.

But in 2014, there was a warrant of arrest issyed against  him, and he surrendered before the anti-graft court immediately; due to his involvement in the Napoles pork barrel scam.

He was acquitted of plunder and was released in late 2018. His name has been stained ever since.

His political advertisement basically shows him dancing with the ‘Budots song’ in the background. Of course, netizens had a lot to say about this. Lolita Go, a netizen, posted on Facebook how she felt about all this.

She says, “Bong Revilla’s newest political ad sums up how fucked up we are as a country. It doesn’t even have to say a word. All it has to do is show a plunderer dancing, shaking his hips after being freed as if to mock the justice system and the voting public who will not take offense but will instead dance with it because it’s cute.”

Bong Revilla's newest political ad sums up how fucked up we are as a country. It doesn't even have to say a word. All it…

Posted by Lolito Go on Friday, May 3, 2019

She even says that her son finds the ad to be ‘cute’.

In addition, she is also criticizing her fellow Filipinos for playing a part in allowing this.

“If we allow plunderers to waste our hard-earned taxes with an advertisement that highlights our own foolishness and mocks us while we’re on our knees, I don’t know what else we can allow.

As Marx puts it:
History repeats itself. First as a tragedy, then as a farce.

Voting for people like him already proved to be a tragedy. If we allow tragedies like Bong Revilla to happen every so often, the tragedy is within us.”

She is basically urging people not to vote for Revilla, along with other netizens.

According to the SWS survey, as of May 4, the former senator is doing good at the 5th place. Revilla is number 16 on the senatorial race list.

Written by paulie walnuts

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