As much as the electorate is sick and tired of cheap tricks and superficial campaign methods, most local politicians can't help but resort to these shoddy attempts at self-promotion.
One may surmise that elections are not just popularity contests anymore, but in every intelligent suffragist, there are 10 voters casting their ballots for someone who solely had left a lasting impression on them, no matter how frivolous a candidate's antics were.
For the sake of a much more educated decision-making and responsible voting, FHM presents "Things Politicos Do For Votes," a unique election series that will put the spotlight on the unnecessary absurdities Filipino politicians shamelessly do during the campaign period. This is gonna be fun!
We start off with Makati City mayoral candidate, Congresswoman Abby Binay, at the launch of her candidacy during a recent sortie.
Reluctant to relinquish its firm grip on the financial center, the Binay clan fields in yet again one of their kin, despite the last one (Junjun Binay) being ousted in crude fashion. To continue to win the hearts of the same Makati populace that has been propelling them into power for the past three decades, Vice President Jejomar Binay's daughter knew what she had to do:
Borrow some of pops' moves.
Not surprisingly, her whole slate is nonchalantly buying into Abby's gimmick. Well, it pays to have the "Sample King" (1:33 mark) on your side...