MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) - The Metro Manila Development Authority on Monday ordered the tarpaulins of actresses Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis pulled out for lack of permit, violating the National Building Code and for being offensive.
A MMDA press statement said the tarpaulins on Boni-EDSA showed the 2 actresses both clad in bras.
It said MMDA will tear down similar illegal billboards on EDSA-Trinoma and EDSA-Pasay.
Curtis, however, denied that she has such a billboard along Boni-Edsa.
“Hello I don't think I have any billboards along Boni-Edsa to begin with. Most specially in a bra :) I think @MMDA may be wrong :p” she tweeted.
Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos earlier asked advertisers to take down sexy billboards of the Philippine Volcanoes, the country's rugby team, along EDSA.
The billboards feature members of the team showing off their bodies as they posed in their underwear.
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino earlier filed 8 cases against 3 billboard operators illegally maintaining billboards in Quezon City for violations of the National Building Code and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and for lack of the necessary permits.
The billboards, located along E. de los Santos Avenue, Bonifacio Avenue and Immaculate Conception (Cubao), were erected without any building permit and encroached on setback requirements prescribed in the Building Code. All eight billboards had received notices of rolldown/ removal and confiscation of the illegal advertising tarpaulins from the Local Building Official of Quezon City.
A total of 18 cases have been filed against illegal billboard operators, the first batch of 10 billboards having been filed in Makati City by the MMDA Chairman last June.