MANILA - Senator Miriam Santiago Senator Miriam Santiago urged her colleagues to listen to the sentiments aired on social media and pass the "anti-epal" bill.
The bill is set to undergo deliberation in the Senate committees on Civil Service and Government Reorganization, Public Works, and Finance.
The bill seeks to ban politicians from placing their photos in signage or billboards announcing public works.
"They should listen because the people are sick and tired of these faces," Santiago told reporters. "If they want to see their faces in the morning, they should wash their face and look into a mirror. They can look as long they want but they should not inflict their faces on the public.”
“I don't want a person staring at me early in the morning especially [if] I don't like a particular person or the features of the face. If it were a picture of Jennifer Lawrence, for example, it might help me to start my day on a beautiful note. But otherwise, I just want to spit at that person. So please stop putting their ugly mugs, m-u-g-s, on these billboards.”
“Mugs” is short for mug shots.