Puro product placement? Netizens blast Isko‘s sneaky ads on city hall desk
This may be the reason for Isko Moreno’s frequent live broadcasts from the city hall.
The Manila mayor again took the spotlight when he presented a group of boys who were caught on camera setting fire to a poor vendor’s stash of balloons for Valentine’s Day. The man suffered burns, so the politiko ordered authorities to round up the suspects.
He did present the boys to the media, who had their faces hidden behind t-shirts. Netizens, however, noticed something different.
“Ang messy naman ng table ni mayor. Puro ine-endorse na produkto?,” user @ricci_richy said, pointing out the clutter lined up on his desk.
Ang messy naman ng table ni mayor. Puro ine-endorse na produkto? 🤷🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/drCXZLGAom
— ricci (@ricci_richy) February 17, 2020
True enough, there were cups of Fruitas shakes, Barley supplements, and what looked like hair products.
The politiko had earlier been called out for accepting endorsement deals, with a lawyer saying it violated the law. Moreno, however, said he’s been donating the talent fees he would receive to charity.
“Bawal maglako ng paninda sa kalsada ng Maynila, pero sa mayor’s office pwede,” one said.
Bawal maglako ng paninda sa kalsada ng Maynila, pero sa mayor’s office pwede. https://t.co/rd4ii4Mbzb
— Steuart 👕 (@Stewart___O) February 17, 2020
trapo hahahaha https://t.co/DnsnUKX6hm
— lynj (@lynjacasassin) February 18, 2020
Vitamins? Pabango? Fruit shake cups w/ straw? Randomly naka-display sa table?
Omg. Aside from it’s politically problematic, sobrang tacky rin ng product placement.
I really hate how people force endorsements on random scenarios and situations— sa pelikula lalo na sa pulitika. https://t.co/vLdZmGqBXI
— Ash Presto 💜 (@sosyolohija) February 18, 2020
Another pointed out that Moreno doubled as an online video blogger.
✅ takes a video of everything he does
✅ pretends to be an advocate of various causes
✅ content with product placements
✅ photoshoots x advertisments
✅ collab with vloggers
A mayor or a vlogger-influencer? 💁🏻♂️ https://t.co/rwM29hJePW
— Jap (@japtobias) February 17, 2020
— Pardi (@joshuapardinez) February 18, 2020