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Tupas and wife’s billboards rising


It’s too early for Christmas but Iloilo Rep. Niel “Junjun” Tupas Jr., a close ally of President Aquino, has billboards displayed in northern Iloilo province greeting “best wishes” to the public. The billboards in the 5th congressional district, which Tupas represents, have been targeted by anti-“epal” advocates on the Internet as an example of the attention seeking or credit grabbing of politicians. Epal is a slang for the Filipino term “mapapel,” or credit grabbing, attention seeking or scene stealing, especially for government projects and programs. Inquirer

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