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Maybe some scandalized moms and the other clothing company that spent a ton for a foreign endorser.
But most of us are not.
Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos has asked Bench to take down the hottest billboard on Edsa-Guadalupe.

Bye-bye sexy Bench ad along EDSA?
By Camille Naredo and Ira Pedrasa,

MANILA, Philippines – Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos is asking advertisers to take down the billboard of the Philippine Volcanoes along EDSA-Guadalupe. (My note: clean up Pasig River first.)

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The Bench billboard features the members of the Philippine rugby team posing in their underwear.
“Hindi ko pinapaalis, I am just requesting advertisers to have it removed,” Abalos told (My note: pareho na yon.)
He said the advertisers have already committed to removing the ad.
The Bench billboard features the members of the Philippine rugby team posing in their underwear.

 Throw Your Support Behind The Philippine Volcanoes!

Abalos said the advertisement was inappropriate, especially since it was placed prominently along a busy area. He added that he was specially concerned about children who see the ad.
Abalos, mayor of the city where the billboard is located, said he found out about the ad from Valenzuela City Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian.

Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian
Photo: Patrick Gan/FLICKR

Gatchalian said he covered his nephews’ eyes when they passed the billboard.
“That road is in the center of Metro Manila, ang daming dumadaan,” Abalos said.
But the mayor insists that this is not a moral issue.
“Baka sabihin nila nagpapaka-moralista ako. I’m not very conservative,” he said.
He also said that he did not know the players who posed for the ad.
Abalos will also check another Bench billboard located along EDSA Guadalupe, which features the Azkals’ team captain, Aly Borromeo, also posing in his underwear. (end quote)

My note: Let me save you the trouble, sir.

Aly Billboard

The mayor may take down some billboards, but he can’t stop Bench from selling the calendar.
The new Bench calendar featuring the Philippine Volcanoes are available for only Php 69 at selected Bench and Herbench stores, plus all Bench Body stores nationwide. Percentage of sales will go to the Philippine Rugby Football Union.
(My note: 69 pesos talaga? Di ba puedeng 68 or 70 pesos? Baka magalit si Mayor :))

Poster Rugby

My note: ang dami kong notes, hehe.

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