You know that the Philippines 2010 Election campaign has started when you see an elected senator do unusual things.
I was on my way to SONA rally when I chanced upon Sen Mar Roxas, wet in the rain, helping the traffic enforcers do their job.
What was he thinking? Does he want to prove that he is better than those trained traffic enforcers. Or maybe it's a sequel to that tasteless padyak political ad? I don't know.
But one thing is certain, it looks like he got what he wanted - publicity. In fact, I overheard a bystander while I'm taking these pictures said , "Yan ang presidente ko!" (That's my president!).
I wonder why our politicians resort to these kind of gimmicks just to get the vote. Is it because it's what the common tao wants? Or is it because it's the only thing that our politicians can think of?
I hope that for the Philippines 2010 Election, we will see a meaningful debate on the candidates' platforms rather than see a banana eating contest among them politicians. Malacanang, Senate and the House of Representatives were not built for the monkeys. Or was it?