On Monday, billboard operators dismantled outdoor advertisements deemed “indecent” by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Piolo Pascual’s shirtless — just no shirt, but with pants — ad was one of the first to go.
(DPWH Assistant Director Armando) Estrella said in a statement that the operators of outdoor signages volunteered to take down the huge ads after “they realized that many people were against indecent and immoral billboards.”
“They were conscience-stricken,” he said, adding, “They fear the backlash in public opinion will affect the products they are endorsing.”
Okay. Please help me understand. A country that finds a shirtless dude in jeans “indecent” and “immoral” but has a population of 96 million, 40 percent of which are below the poverty line; has a Senate that conducts hearings on sex scandals between starlets; and a Congress made up of a-holes.
Vote for me in 2010. I will make Piolo the centerpiece of my cultural renaissance program. Heck, I’ll put him in our P20, P50, P100, P500, P1,000 bills. I’ll engrave his abs on all our coins.
Piolo’s pure gorgeousness courtesy of his newest TV ads for Bench: