Malacañang wants "epal" practices stopped, starts with P-Noy supporters; hits billboards and other items bearing politicians’

Aurea Calica of The Philippine Star reports that "Malacañang has urged President Noynoy Aquino's allies to take down billboards, banners, or posters bearing their faces and the Chief Executive's image, which is against the administration's ’anti-epal’ policy."

Aurea Calica of The Philippine Star reports that "Malacañang has urged President Noynoy Aquino's allies to take down billboards, banners, or posters bearing their faces and the Chief Executive's image, which is against the administration's ’anti-epal’ policy." The report noted that epal "[stands] for ’pumapapel’ a pejorative term meaning trying to do everything just to be recognized."

 

According to the report, "Sources said the President had earlier ordered a certain group to stop distributing ’Noydles’ or instant noodles with a yellow ribbons on the packs." The report added that "Aquino also reportedly asked immigration officials not to put his face on the immigration cards being distributed at the airports."

 

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