The 2010 Presidentiables Blog’s post featured in Manny Villar’s website

we are shocked to see the post we wrote on manny villar’s new tv ad, “magtatapos ng kahirapan” featured in manny villar’s website, word for word, the whole article.

we know that there are websites and bulletin boards that quote or post the links to our blog but this is the first time we have seen a whole article posted in another website.

the way the manny villar website did it is  it is made to look like we wrote that piece for the villar website. but it credits were properly made – the source, this blog was properly identified and it was clearly stated in the title on the section as from a “blog” and we thank them for the acknowledgement.

one thing is for sure – the manny villar campaign monitors this blog. and that is a very good thing. it tells you that things we post here and the comments readers make has a chance of being read by the manny villar campaign.

the piece we wrote was mostly favorable to the manny villar ad  and now it makes us  wonder if they also featured in their website the piece we wrote that was not favorable to their ad.

sometime in january 2009, villar released his “itik” tv ad and we wrote about the continuity problem with the ad.

some directorial trivia on this ad – we suppose in an effort to portray the big man villar being able to relate with the small man, we see villar stepping into the mud of the itik farm through a quick close up of the farmer’s shoes/legs and what looked like villar’s shoes/legs.

the shot pulls out to show who owns the two pairs of muddied shoes, the farmer and villar, then together they walk on the muddied farm,  then villar goes down to grab an itik.

now, here’s what i am sure was an “aha” moment for the director – as villar stands up from holding the itik, the director makes it a point to show villar wiping his supposedly muddied or dirty hand on his shirt.

nice touch? hmmm…..

that’s supposed to show that this big man (rich man) villar not showing any qualms about getting his hands dirty and in the process getting his clothes dirty, too. being rich, we assume he was wearing an expensive shirt, but he had no problems getting it dirty. a big man for the small man.

it could have been a nice touch, really, but there is a problem on continuity.

that hand wiping mud on the shirt continued to the end with villar still wearing the same shirt, but voila! the shirt he was wearing on which he wiped his dirty hand on was miraculously clean!

makes you wonder –  if his shirt at the end of the ad was clean, what the hell was he wiping his hand on his shirt for? and if he wiped his dirty hand on his shirt, why didn’t his shirt at the end of the ad show dirt on it? hmmm…… did villar have his shirt washed right on the farm before the end shot was made?

read in full here: manny villar’s “itik” tv spot : dirty hand or clean hand?

other posts on the same tv ad: memo to manny villar : clean up the dirty hand and this one manny villar’s “itik” ad changed to show villar indeed has a dirty hand and a dirty shirt! 2010 Presidentiables claim victory for continuity?

lead in for The 2010 Presidentiables Blog article is on the lower left hand corner of this screen grab

click here for the manny villar website:

  1. sandoval
    January 11, 2010 at 11:51 am

    the article from this blog is still up at the manny villar website. congrats!

  2. February 7, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    bilib ako sa sipag at tiyaga ni manny villar
    sana naman di na ako magkamali ng iboboto ngayong Mayo 10, 2010
    bilang Filipino mahalaga sa akin ang kapakanan naming lahat ng OFW
    at yun ang isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit ko sya iboboto
    sana mabilang ng maayos ang boto ng mga absentee voters

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