Mayor Bistek is Scarier than the MMDA Sign

If you are living in Metro Manila or if you have visited Metro Manila, then it is possible that you have seen this sign:
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MMDA Sign Bawal Tumawid May Namatay na Dito


The sign reads: "BAWAL TUMAWID MAY NAMATAY NA DITO"

Translated in English it reads: "Crossing is prohibited. Somebody already died here."

The above photo was taken last May along Commonwealth Avenue. The said signage is just the second version of the anti-jaywalking signs posted during the time of MMDA Admin Bayani Fernando. The original signage read: "Walang tawiran. Nakamamatay" ("No crossing. Deadly).

Last month I was surprised that the MMDA anti-jaywalking sign was replaced with this:
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Bistek Bawal tumawid


The signage reads, "Bawal Tumawid" (Crossing is prohibited) with the smiling photo of Quezon City Mayor Bistek. For those who are not familiar with the Philippine showbiz, "Bistek" is the nickname given to the former actor Herbert Bautista.

Why was the MMDA signage replaced by this signage of the smiling Mayor Bistek? The possible reason why the MMDA was replaced because it is not that scary to jaywalkers anymore. Quezon City officials thought that they could scare jaywalkers from crossing Commonwealth Avenue by showing a "killer" smile of Mayor Bistek.

Well, the second photo shows that their thinking was wrong. The jaywalker in the photo was not "persuaded" by the smiling Bistek not to jaywalk.

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10 comments:

  1. Nakakahiya kailangan niya pa bang gawin yan.For what? by any chance available advertize to keep rolling.

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  2. Diamond

    Well, wala namang kakaiba sa ginawa ni Mayor Herbert Bautista. Pangkaraniwan nang gawain ng mga politiko natin na ilagaya ang mga pagmumukha nila sa mga tarp.

    Nagkalatan nga dito sa Metro Manila ang mga tarp ng politiko na may "Happy Fiesta" "Happy Independence Day" at kung anu-ano pa basta mailagay lang pagmumukha nila.

    Yun nga lang, nasasayang lang pondo ng bayan sa kanilang sariling interes ng pagpo-post ng pagmumukha nila sa mga tarp.

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  3. hayst.. pati ba naman ang "bawal tumawid" eh nilalagayan na rin nila ng mukha nila..
    di na sila nakuntento sa greetings... peti warnings na rin haha
    hayst.. pulitika nga naman

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  4. Syempre. Opportunity yan para i-advertise ang sarili nila. Mga politiko nga naman. Ilang taon na lang kasi election na naman.

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  5. Arvin

    Pogi naman daw si Bistek eh. He he he.

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  6. Tom

    Marami ang hindi natutuwa diyan kay Bistek. :-P

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  7. Muntik na sana ako maniwala kaso pagtiningnan mo yung picture ng maigi halatang dalawang magkaibang lugar, yung unang image bakal ang frame tapos yung pangalawa kahoy? bukod pa dun yung pangalawang image kadikit ay poste pero sa una wala man lang bahid ng poste?

    DHindi ko alam kung ano intensyon mo sa blog na ito, pero tingin ko parang may mali.

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  8. Dear Anonymous or Bistek supporter.

    You are not the one who took the photo so your claim that the photos were taken at different places is flimsy. I assure you that the MMDA Sign and Bistek Sign is located within the area but it doesn't mean that the signs are located at the same spot.

    Ano ang purpose ko dito? I just want to show what I saw because this is what I do on my blog.

    I also made this blog post to show na epal lang talaga si Herbert Bautista. Ano ang purpose ng paglalagay ng pagmumukha niya sa signage? Kailangan ba talagang ilagay ang pagmumukha niya doon?

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