MMDA and bayani fernando – #1 uglifier of metro manila
Metro in pink irks left-wing solons
MANILA, Philippines—For these “Reds,” Metro Manila hardly looks pretty in pink.
A group of left-leaning lawmakers wants the House of Representativesto investigate—in aid of legislation—the use by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) of bright pink as standard color for road signs and structures.
The group says the pink signs and structures not only mar the urban landscape but also violate local and international safety regulations.
“[They] are, at best, eyesores that worsen the visual blight plaguing Metro Manila,” according to a resolution filed last month by Bayan Muna Representatives Satur Ocampo and Teodoro Casiño; Gabriela Representatives Liza Maza and Luzviminda Ilagan; and Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano.
MMDA Chair Bayani Fernando, however, is standing by his motif, saying the national capital’s “drab environment” can use a rosy accent here and there.
we agree with the congressmen – the MMDA, the government agency mandated to make the city a better place to live is the number 1 culprit in uglifying the city.
don’t get us wrong – we applaud the MMDA and it’s head Bayani Fernando, they have done a great job in making the city much better than what it was before. the MMDA has launched many programs like improving traffic congestion, removing eye sores, cleaning up the city, clearing up sidewalks and all the pedestrian over-pass, to name a few which we think have made a big difference for the city. we don’t think there has ever been an MMDA and MMDA head who has done so much for the city.
but this obsession on painting everything in pink is a complete eyesore and does nothing but uglify the city. the congressmen are correct – the MMDA need to stop uglifying the city and mr. fernando need to go to a seminar on “Beauty & Aesthetics 101” and “Poor Taste Vs Good Taste 101”.
i am not in total agreement with what fernando said – his obsession on pink is to improve the “drab environment” of the metro. first of all, i don’t think his mandate includes removing the “drab environment”.
and more importantly, given the proof from his efforts, he has no taste and he should not see himself as having the artistic inclination to make things beautiful. if in his eyes what he has done is to make the metro beautiful, he has failed miserably. with his obsession on pink, he has in fact made the metro uglier. he simply has poor taste.
we do appreciate fernando’s intent and many of his efforts but he needs to apply his smarts on how he does things. all the good intentions and plans he has for the metro are blown to bits because of the way he does things. he needs to face the reality that he has no taste and should not attempt to beautify anything as it has the opposite effect.
note: yes, “uglifier” is a word in WAWAM! so are the others like “uglification” and “uglify”.
read more and view pictures here: https://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/mmdas-bayani-fernando-1-uglifier-of-metro-manila-picture-gallery/