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18 11 2010


LAST MONDAY, the Department of Tourism announced a change in slogan: from “Wow Philippines” to “Pilipinas Kay Ganda.” It was the DOT’s biggest accomplishment yet since June.

DOT Secretary Alberto Lim clarified that the new slogan that was previewed Monday was not final yet. Or as palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda would say, “it’s being fine-tuned.”

After receiving criticisms for changing the DOT’s catchphrase, Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim said Wednesday “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” was previewed Monday to test and gather feedback. Welcome to the Aquino presidency, your trial and error government.

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim revealed that the ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda’ brand was a result of a four-month study. In fairness, hindi halata.

This just in! A blogger pointed out some similarities between the logo of “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” and the logo of Poland’s official travel website. Sought for comment, an unidentified DOT official said, “As long as there’s no malice, it’s okay.”
The latest online buzz is that the logo of the “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” campaign of the Department of Tourism was “copied” from the logo of Poland’s official travel website… making DOT Secretary Alberto Lim a possible frontrunner for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

As mentioned above, Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim revealed that the ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda’ brand was a result of a four-month long study… which was understandable since the study was conducted naman pala in Poland.

Top 5 Suggested but Rejected (Read: Lamest) Slogans for the Government’s Tourism Campaign

No. 5: “I can Phil it…”

NO. 4: “Wiling-wili sa RP”

No. 3: “Pilipinas… ang gandaaaa! Ang lambooot! Ang dulaaas”

No. 2: “‘Sa kulay at saya, parang nasa Poland ka sa mas murang halaga!

And the No. 1 suggested but rejected (read: lamest) slogan for the government’s tourism campaign (assume that President Aquino and his sister Kris are the tourism envoys)…

“Uy, ang gandaaa!
Yap, ang saraaap!”

The Tourism Department has changed its slogan from “Wow Philippines!” to “Pilipinas Kay Ganda.” The new slogan was chosen from among several suggested catchphrases including two from presidential sister Kris Aquino: “Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba?” and “Pilipinas Win na Win.”

Rumors say Assistant Secretary Mai Mislang also suggested a new slogan for the government’s tourism campaign but was rejected by DOT officials. Mislang’s suggestion? “Pilipinas, maraming pogi rito.”

From Japan With Love
Presidente Aquino is back from Yokohama. The successful trip was highlighted by the $2.85 billion worth of potential investments from Japan; a “fruitful” meeting with Hong Kong executive Donald Tsang, and his confirmation of a budding romance with Liz Uy.

Talking about his personal stylist Liz Uy, the president said, “We have been spending time together as our schedules will permit.” He didn’t say though if Liz Uy knew that they were spending time together.


Kris Aquino says she likes Liz Uy, and adds she wants her brother Noynoy to settle down. Noynoy says he also likes Liz Uy, and adds he wants his sister Kris to shut up.

According to an informant of entertainment editor Ricky Lo, President Aquino has had 18 girlfriends. Or as pessimists would say, 18 failed relationships.

Transport Strike:
A Postscript


Last Monday, some 5,000 passengers in Metro Manila got stranded when bus operators went on a strike in apparent protest of the number coding scheme. That’s the latest problem – involving buses – that has hounded the Aquino presidency.

A day after buses stayed off Metro Manila roads, Integrated Metro Bus Operators Association (IMBOA) president Claire de la Fuente declared on TV, “There was no bus strike. Nagkasabay lang na ‘di pumasok ang mga driver.” Again, De La Fuente was not insulting our intelligence. She was assuming we don’t have any.

Semi-retired recording artist and now, IMBOA president Claire De La Fuente insisted, “There was no bus strike (last Monday). Nagkasabay lang na ‘di pumasok ang mga driver.” In giving that excuse, Claire was obviously trying to evade suspension… after her successful attempt to evade taxation.

Claire de la Fuente claims the number coding scheme on buses is unjust, as it would drastically reduce the income of bus operators by about 20 percent. But if you’re not paying your taxes honestly, why worry?

Miriam on Cabinet Men
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago says President Aquino has a “lightweight cabinet” and vowed to block the confirmation of at least six cabinet members. The feisty lawmaker added, “I will massacre these people.” In totally unrelated news, sources reveal that when Senator Santiago fell off the stage at a forum in Istanbul, Turkey recently, “una ang ulo.”

Wyngard, 58
Veteran talent manager Wyngard Tracy died before dawn last Tuesday. Wyngard was the manager of Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres, Wendell Ramos, and John Estrada who used to be managed by Douglas Quijano who passed away last year. They are now looking for a new manager. Anyone?
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“More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.”
~Barbara Jordan

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123 responses

18 11 2010
assilem

antapang tlga ni Sen. Miriam..
gusto ko sinabi nya “ignorance is boring”

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18 11 2010
move0ut

korak!

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18 11 2010
Lola Nila

so, ang ibig mong sabihin BORING si PNoy? nagtatanong lang… 🙂

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18 11 2010
hikatalomato

hindi po si penoy ang boring, si kris po ang boring

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

maldito ka 😀 iba ang ibig sabihin ng Boring sa mga Cebuano… 😀 basta! 😀

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18 11 2010
mafemarife

‘Wow Philippines’ is simple, catchy and simply better.

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18 11 2010
Lola Nila

mas epek yata, “ECHOSERA PHILIPPINES!” 😀

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20 11 2010
etchosera

wag yan Lola, baka lalo akong sumikat, lalong di mapapansin si Pnoy!

Ahihihihihi!

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20 11 2010
eddibumangon

200 million na tumataginting na pesoses down the drain. Indeed! Stupidity has its price!

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18 11 2010
bulakbulera

“There was no bus strike. Nagkasabay lang na ‘di pumasok ang mga driver.” Again, De La Fuente was not insulting our intelligence. She was assuming we don’t have any.”

So tru Mr. PH, when I heard this while watching the news, I can’t help but curse…such an intelligent remark!

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18 11 2010
charesma

wow super heavy big talaga ng accomplishment ng DOST! kudos! ang galing galing talaga nila,. super duper galing. hehehehe

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18 11 2010
Jane

And it took them 4 months to come up with that slogan. Hindi nga halata hahaha.

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19 11 2010
perla kabibe

DOT po yata ang Department of Tourism
DOST Department of Science and Technology

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18 11 2010
derdo

“Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim revealed that the ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda’ brand was a result of a four-month study. In fairness, hindi halata.”

-Ouch.

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18 11 2010
blueheart

suggestion sa D0T..PILIPINAS WOW NA WOW! haha..mas umextreme yung WOW PHILIPPINES!

nice one PH!.

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18 11 2010
brunix0114

Pilipinas Wow na Wow… Sounds like that of a poorly rating noontime show.. Hahahaha!! Peace! 😀

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18 11 2010
promdi

more suggestments to DOT:
– PILIPINAS, WOW NA WOW!
– PILIPINAS, WOWOWOW!
– PILIPINAS, GAME KA NA WOW!
– PILIPINAS, WOWTIME!
– WOWING WOWIE! PILIPINAS!
– PILIPINAS, SPIN-A-WOW!
– PILIPINAS GOT WOW!
– and finally, PILIPINAS, HINDI LANG PANG-UMAGA, PANG-ARAW-ARAW PA! KAY
GANDA!

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

pwede rin, PILIPINAS WOW KA NA BA? 😀

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20 11 2010
eddibumangon

Ba’t hindi na lang natin deretsahin: BEAUTIFUL PILIPINAS, FOR SALE!

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20 11 2010
etchosera

Sus naman Koya Eddi! Wag namang FOR SALE!

FOR RENT laang, para kahit papano eh may kita naman….. at para may babalikan pa rin tayong WOW PHILIPPINES!

Ah basta, blaha sila sa mga slo-slogan na yan! Kebs ko!

Basta para sa akin, masarap pa ring isiping sa Pinas pa rin ako uuwi for good…. at malapit na malapit na yan!

Paki ko ba sa mga turista na yan, no?

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18 11 2010
DEL

idol ko na si noynoy, 18 GF, haha. Sino kaya nangbreak sa kanila, si Penot o yung mga babae?

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

sa 18 yata, eh walang na-i-break si PNoy dhil noong kumalas ang 18 dilag kay PNoy ay napag-alaman na hanggang ngayon ay nanatiling birhen pa rin si PNoy… 😀

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18 11 2010
DEL

Dapat sinabi na lang ni Claire, di sila pumasok e, ano magagawa ko, kesa sabay sabay na di pumasok. Parehas lang pero puedeng makalusot yung una, hahaha

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18 11 2010
move0ut

Di kaya may curse tong pagmamanage kay john estrada..

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

Hmmmmm…parang gusto ko syang ipa-manage kay Cristy Fermin 🙂

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19 11 2010
esa

Pilya ka talaga @Lola Nila 🙂

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18 11 2010
topdog

Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kay ganda ng post mo PH!!!!

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

Top 5 Suggested but Rejected (Read: Lamest) Slogans for the Government’s Tourism Campaign

No. 5: “I can Phil it…”

NO. 4: “Wiling-wili sa RP”

No. 3: “Pilipinas… ang gandaaaa! Ang lambooot! Ang dulaaas”

No. 2: “‘Sa kulay at saya, parang nasa Poland ka sa mas murang halaga!

And the No. 1 suggested but rejected (read: lamest) slogan for the government’s tourism campaign (assume that President Aquino and his sister Kris are the tourism envoys)…

“Uy, ang gandaaa!
Yap, ang saraaap!”

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18 11 2010
Anonymous

this made me lmao, so hilarious!!!!!!!!! thanks for the comic relief!

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim revealed that the ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda’ brand was a result of a four-month study. In fairness, hindi halata.

A day after buses stayed off Metro Manila roads, Integrated Metro Bus Operators Association (IMBOA) president Claire de la Fuente declared on TV, “There was no bus strike. Nagkasabay lang na ‘di pumasok ang mga driver.” Again, De La Fuente was not insulting our intelligence. She was assuming we don’t have any.

Semi-retired recording artist and now, IMBOA president Claire De La Fuente insisted, “There was no bus strike (last Monday). Nagkasabay lang na ‘di pumasok ang mga driver.” In giving that excuse, Claire was obviously trying to evade suspension… after her successful attempt to evade taxation.

Claire de la Fuente claims the number coding scheme on buses is unjust, as it would drastically reduce the income of bus operators by about 20 percent. But if you’re not paying your taxes honestly, why worry?

Miriam on Cabinet Men
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago says President Aquino has a “lightweight cabinet” and vowed to block the confirmation of at least six cabinet members. The feisty lawmaker added, “I will massacre these people.” In totally unrelated news, sources reveal that when Senator Santiago fell off the stage at a forum in Istanbul, Turkey recently, “una ang ulo.”

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18 11 2010
edith

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim revealed that the ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda’ brand was a result of a four-month study. In fairness, hindi halata.

A day after buses stayed off Metro Manila roads, Integrated Metro Bus Operators Association (IMBOA) president Claire de la Fuente declared on TV, “There was no bus strike. Nagkasabay lang na ‘di pumasok ang mga driver.” Again, De La Fuente was not insulting our intelligence. She was assuming we don’t have any.

Semi-retired recording artist and now, IMBOA president Claire De La Fuente insisted, “There was no bus strike (last Monday). Nagkasabay lang na ‘di pumasok ang mga driver.” In giving that excuse, Claire was obviously trying to evade suspension… after her successful attempt to evade taxation.

Claire de la Fuente claims the number coding scheme on buses is unjust, as it would drastically reduce the income of bus operators by about 20 percent. But if you’re not paying your taxes honestly, why worry?

Miriam on Cabinet Men
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago says President Aquino has a “lightweight cabinet” and vowed to block the confirmation of at least six cabinet members. The feisty lawmaker added, “I will massacre these people.” In totally unrelated news, sources reveal that when Senator Santiago fell off the stage at a forum in Istanbul, Turkey recently, “una ang ulo.”

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21 11 2010
etchosera

kelangan daw bang i-copy paste itu?

Nagtatanong lang po.

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18 11 2010
Lola Nila

According to an informant of entertainment editor Ricky Lo, President Aquino has had 18 girlfriends.
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PATI ba Lovelife ni PNoy FANTASERYE rin…sus, uso kc ngayon yan…Grazilda, Imortal, Ilumina, Darna, Super Inday at Mahiwang Kabebe….PNoy tlaga OO, 18 gf ha….pati ba yung tinutukso lang sa kanya…binilang ng pamilya Aquino? Kaloka 😀 😀 dpt 19 kc gusto din ni Kris na maging gf ni Pnoy si Jessica Soho 😀

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18 11 2010
promdi

18 girlfriends, lola? to quote PH, HINDI HALATA! he he he.

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

😀 😀 OO nga! ndi Halata! 😀 😀

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20 11 2010
eddibumangon

Nang malaman ng 18 girls na gfs sila ni Pnoy, break na sila.

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18 11 2010
maxlip

“Welcome to the Aquino presidency, your trial and error government.” Ito ang winner!

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18 11 2010
promdi

P-noy’s trademarks collection past 100-days:
– Joker says his is a “student council” cabinet!
– miriam says his official family is a bunch of lightweights
– ph says it’s trial and error government
– we say it’s a hit-and-miss season of governance
(what do you get from some boy, and with some girl, anyway?)
– nexr???

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19 11 2010
Paul

If it took Alberto Lim 4 months to come up with a banal and plagiarized slogan, he is not only a light weight. He is definitely an underweight in intelligence, typical of people around PNoy.

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20 11 2010
jepoy

uu nga parang nagiging trial and error nga government ni pnoy sad to say hmmmm…..

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18 11 2010
Lola Nila

According to an informant of entertainment editor Ricky Lo, President Aquino has had 18 girlfriends.
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😀 😀 ito yata ang papalit sa NDI nag-rate na fanterserye na “Kokey at AKO”…

ANG MAHIWAGANG DAIG-DIG ni PNoyKyo! 😀 😀

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18 11 2010
promdi

SUPER LOL, PH!
Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim revealed that the ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda’ brand was a result of a four-month study. In fairness, hindi halata. — (OO NGA, ME GINAGAWA PALA!; haay, napaka-generic naman ng catchphrase na ‘yan! sana pinapromo na lang sa mga mas imaginative na pinoy; in fairness, marami tayo, di ba, ph?! hahaha. okay na sana yung “WoW! Phillipines” kaya lang, sa mind set natin, di na talaga pwede! ano si Gordon, sinuswerte?). In keeping, para sounding IN, at super interjection pa rin, why not “OMG, Philippines! as in “oh my gosh!, PHL!”). ahah,hahaha!

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18 11 2010
esa

Okay na sana ang Wow, Philippines! OMG, Philippines instead of Pilipinas Kay Ganda!…

Pag nakakita ng magandang tanawin, magandang kaugalian, masarap na pagkain…Wow, Philippines! or OMG, Philippines! Pilipinas Kay Ganda! Puwede lahat!!!

At kung manakawan o madaya, makaranas nang di magandang traffic, police enforcement, makabasa ng corruption, makaranas ng maruming Cr, Madaanan mga squatter areas, mga pulubi sa kalye, etc….Wow, Philippines!, OMG, Philippines! puwede pa rin…Pero hindi puwede ang Pilipinas Kay Ganda! Ano maganda riyan?

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

maganda nman, “Pilipinas Kay Ganda!” pero dpat lagyan ng…..

PILIPINAS KAY GANDA! (Joke only!) 😀

PILIPINAS KAY GANDA! (Hindi nga?!) 😀

PILIPINAS KAY GANDA! (Echozz?!) 😀

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18 11 2010
brunix0114

kahit na ipasungalngal ang isang kilong bubog at busalan ng packaging tape ang bibig ni Kris Aquino, gagawa pa rin siya ng paraan para dumaldal nang dumaldal. Hahahaha!

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

stylist daw yang si Liz Uy? dpat palitan itong stylist na ito dhil si Kris at PNoy wala pa rin pagbabago…. di ba Mislang…. 😀 ano kamo Mislang… ndi pogi at ndi maganda? sino yung magkakapatid na Aquino? 😀 klarohin mo Mislang 😀

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18 11 2010
promdi

Talking about his personal stylist Liz Uy, the president said, “We have been spending time together as our schedules will permit.” He didn’t say though if Liz Uy knew that they were spending time together. — hahaha. matanong nga kay liz Uuuuyyy! kutob ko totoo yun, fact is, lagi nga sila together, pag inaayusan at binibihisan sya ni Uuuyyy kada lakad, di ba? baka naman yun ang mean ni Pnoy?

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18 11 2010
korekorekorekok

tinatanong niyo dun sa 18 gfs na yun kung sino ang nakipag-break kanino? alalahanin niyo ang salawikain:

ang panot at retarded
18 times nababasted.

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

😀 may ganun?! 😀

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18 11 2010
Poppy Fields

Wow Philippines or Pilipinas Kay Ganda?

Parehong sablay. Ayaw ko sanang isipin na ang ratio ng creativeness ay directly proportional sa economy. Tsk!

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18 11 2010
Patricia A R

Gusto lang naman ng DOT na mapagusapan sila. Hindi nyo kasi pinapansin eh. Pagbigyan na kasi.

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19 11 2010
esa

Parang si Kris? 😉

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18 11 2010
anon

the logo is amateurish but therefore reflects the government and another disaster which will have to be revoked. can they get anything right.

maybe pnoy is too busy with his endless stream of young girlfriends. what a joke and a sham
is he jack the lad, man about town, a dirty old man, a fantasist, a case of sexual harrassment, or a smokescreen to hide the real truth.

still now everyone thinks pacman will save the country as peace ambassador and tourist ambassador. nothing against him but is there nobody else with some intellect and passion. always looking for a saviour.

and clearly liz uy is looking for a career in tv all organised by her manager and celebrity pimp boy abunda who just happens to be kris aquinos manager. how incestuous and tacky.
wait for the product endorsements and fashion line.

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21 11 2010
Centrino

how old is Liz Uy?

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18 11 2010
anon

“trial and error government”
very appropriate description
except those that should be on trial are not, and get away with corruption and murder,
and those who make errors have unlimited protection
incompetence rules – people die
who cares. it is still a 5* life in makati

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18 11 2010
checkmate

nyahaha kulet ng DoT saka ung kay wyngard ^_^

mas gusto ko ung Wow Philippines kasi kahit papano maiintindihan kaagad ng mga foreign tourist na target market ng DoT ^^

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

bkit naman MIOW PHILIPPINES… bkit parang PUSA ba ang Pinas… 🙂

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18 11 2010
promdi

WOW! PHILLIPPINES, KAY GANDA NA!
BAKIT BA, BABAGUHIN PA! (ala noli Boy accent, ha?)

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18 11 2010
Paul

Apparently DOT changed the target market from foreign countries to Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.

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19 11 2010
esa

Nope! In fact Sec. Lim wants to target the “really” spending moneyed tourists, not even the foreigners who visit on budget-string packages, the backpackers, etc.. While there is nothing wrong with that because it will help the economy in a way, the DOT should also target the budget tourists, backpackers, the locals because quite a number of our people in places visited have a source of income from these group….the small but presentable eating places, resorts, hotels, inns, shopping places, the tourist guides etc…
It’s a sad commentary on the elitist point of view by Sec. Lim who once headed the elitist Makati Business Club and the El Nido Resort. Hope his elder sister Cheche Lim-Lazaro pound some sense in his elitist narrow-minded head.

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19 11 2010
Paul

You mean Forbes Top 100 Richest can understand Tagalog? Can’t wait to hear Gates and Buffet say “pilipinas ang ganda”

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18 11 2010
promdi

edited/revised version:

WOW! PHILLIPPINES, KAY GANDA NA!
BAKIT BA BABAGUHIN PA!
PWEDE NAMANG ‘YAN NA! (ala Noliboy accent, ha?)

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18 11 2010
anon

i am a foreigner and my friends from the developed world are not interested in a new logo – good or bad – but an end to the killings, massacres of journalists, human trafficking, human rights abuses, street crime, and feudalism masquerading as a democracy.
maybe then tourists will come and have respect for the country.
as it is people prefer to travel safely to other countries and enjoy their holidays and give support to those countries which are genuine about improving life and reducing poverty not just paying lipservice for more handouts and then doing nothing.
most of my filipino friends want to leave the country at the first opportunity and i notice that most of my business associates only leave manila to go to hong kong america or europe. none of them have ever been to the south and never want to. it says it all.

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18 11 2010
Centrino

Joma, is dat u?

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19 11 2010
esa

@Centrino
Naku, iyang si Joma, panay pasyal niyan. A friend of mine living in Nederlands Antilles told me that when he took a cruise in the Bahamas some years ago, he was surprised that Joma was in same cruise…sort of living it up while his compatriots in the hill and mountains of the Philippines are sweating and fighting it out for their misplaced cause.

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20 11 2010
hikatalomato

kaya nga dapat hindi cpp-npa pangalan ng grupo nila. ang angkop na pangalan ay rebel syndicate: rebelde na, sindikato pa

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19 11 2010
esa

I agree that basic things like safety (all-encompassing), cleanliness (all encompassing) must be addressed first among other things.

Your last paragraph is a sad commentary…I noticed that too. Most recent was the recent long Halloween weekend, so many flew to HK, Macau, Singapore, BKK, Vietnam and other nearby countries to shop and eat. I don’t take it against them though.

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18 11 2010
rojan88

hahah, nice one again PH, ayus yung “trial and error government”. tsk tsk. there should be cabinet revamp kung ganito na lang palaging testing the waters, ano to parang palaging may eleksyon, itetest kung magki-click sa tao, they should offer something na click agad…may kulang pa na catphrase from Kris, “Pilipinas NOW na!”. hehehe. keep it coming heckler, para mas marami ka pang mapatawa…as i say “Aanhin ko ang Blogger kung di naman si Heckler”. 🙂

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18 11 2010
promdi

ganda slogan, rojan88! bravoo! yeheeyy ka!
and anent to that, wala lang, katunog lang:

“AANHIN PA ANG CATCHPHRASE,
KUNG KINOPYA LANG SA POLISH! yahahaha!

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19 11 2010
itsmeadz

hahhahhah..love your quote..

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18 11 2010
El kapitan

Di sinabi kung ilang ang naging bf ni pnoy. Dapat siguro gawing Exotic Philippines, where excitement happens everytime. Tiyak dadayuhin ng mga manyak na foreigner ang pinas. Sex tourism sells, sad but true

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

ang dapat pala ay EROTIC PHILIPPINES 😀 or TIK-TIK PILIPINAS 😀 😀

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19 11 2010
promdi

haha, lola, lukring na lukring ka talaga! baka pwede pa ihabol…
PILIPINAS, SISBOMBA! :):)

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18 11 2010
saltedpepper

astig ka tlga PH!

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18 11 2010
saltedpepper

astig ka tlga PH!

i have always been entertained by ur blog, really never fails to amuse and make anyone lol.

specially liked that bit about claire dela fuente :

“There was no bus strike. Nagkasabay lang na ‘di pumasok ang mga driver.” Again, De La Fuente was not insulting our intelligence. She was assuming we don’t have any.”—i was able to catch it on the news, and damn, u just plainly put the words in my mouth.

also that part about “trial and error government” this is so aptly worded. clearly defines the type of govt we now have.
and finally:

Presidente Aquino is back from Yokohama. The successful trip was highlighted by the $2.85 billion worth of potential investments from Japan; a “fruitful” meeting with Hong Kong executive Donald Tsang, and his confirmation of a budding romance with Liz Uy.–nuff said!

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18 11 2010
senior60

hahaha hindi halatang sabik na sabik na mga suki mo mister heckler…

sa kaka sukat ni liz kay noynoy, nagka developan…

matapos sumubsob ni miriam sa stage, lalong nagiging tigre….

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

Kung sa medieval period may Richard the Lion Heart…

sa 21st Century may Miriam the Tiger Face 😀
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Kung magkatuluyan si si PNoy at Liz…

Si PNoy parang nanalo sa Social Bingo, at si Liz parang nanalo ng LOTTO pero…. BALIK TAYA!! 😀

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19 11 2010
leiababe

dahil sa trial and error nila sa DOT, akala ko tuloy ang DOT ay Department of Transportation. yung Philippine branding parang kalye lang, kahit hindi sira, bubungkalin para pagkakitaan lang.

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19 11 2010
watcher

Napipilitan lang ito si Liz Uy, hindi makatanggi kay Kris, at baka mawalan sya ng trabaho, Sabi nga iba dyan, ang daming batang makukuha ni Uy bakit sya magtyatyaga sa rusting bald eagle? E pano , si Kris Aquino ang nanliligaw sa kanya with matching expensive gifts. Kung si Noynoy lang, wala syang initiative na ganun, kailangan nya siguro ng sister brigade to make things happen for his lovelife.

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

wag kang mag-ala2 magkatuluyan din yang si PNoy at Liz Uy….si PNoy na ang kukulot sa buhok ni Liz o di kaya mag-design ng damit ni Liz… 😀

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19 11 2010
karaangbugoy

Bald eagle? Baka maya lang ang bird nyan.

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20 11 2010
eddibumangon

From John Lloyd to Pnoy, step-up or step down?

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19 11 2010
kalokah

pilipinas kay ganda! wtf!
what now DOT sec?

lim have been a critique of the government for a long time, now he is in the government? lol

he sucks at DOT. i saw him last travel expo, his presence didn’t really made buzz. as in people would say – “ah, DOT sec pala yan”…

at least the last two DOT sec did really good job.

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20 11 2010
Paul

The DOT secretary had a lackluster track record in his previous jobs just like his boss. Please do not expect anything brilliant from this administration. But luckily, stupidity unlike corruption is not a crime

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19 11 2010
Baidu

Top 5 Suggested but Rejected (Read: Lamest) Slogans for the Government’s Tourism Campaign

No. 5: “I can Phil it…”

NO. 4: “Wiling-wili sa RP”

No. 3: “Pilipinas… ang gandaaaa! Ang lambooot! Ang dulaaas”

No. 2: “‘Sa kulay at saya, parang nasa Poland ka sa mas murang halaga!

And the No. 1 suggested but rejected (read: lamest) slogan for the government’s tourism campaign (assume that President Aquino and his sister Kris are the tourism envoys)…

I LIKE THIS!!! LOL!!!

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19 11 2010
Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand, always amazes you.

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19 11 2010
Pilipinas Kay Ganda!

Patpong amazes me, really.

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20 11 2010
etchosera

In fairness, hataw naman talaga ang tourism industry ng Thailand. Been there a few times and di pa rin halos nababawasan ang number of tourists na pumupunta doon.

As in hundreds of tourist buses daily sa mga tourist spots nila. You go north or south of Thailand, ganun na ganun pa rin ang drama.

Of course, Patpong is also an attraction. Sex sells… and that’s a fact!

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19 11 2010
qwertyatty

nakakainis tingnan ung unang picture sa Transport Strike section…

akala mo, mini-EDSA Revolution… hahaha…

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19 11 2010
Lola Nila

sobra ka nman….maganda nman kunti si Claire dela Fuente kumpara kay Mai Mislang…. yung kara ni Mai Mislang yung perfect example ng EDSA Revolution… 😀

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19 11 2010
sadakups

Probably the worst slogan I heard. “WOW Philippines” sounded bad but worked.

They’ve probably been watching too much Umagang Kay Ganda I bet.

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19 11 2010
promdi

In fairness, WOW is not an ordinary interjection; it’s an acronym– as in WEALTH OF WONDERS PHILLIPPINES! launched during Richard Gordon’s time as DOT sec. Okay sana yan, kung tinutukan talaga at pinanindigan… hanggang sa dulo ng walang hanggan! e tayo ba naman! parang me kiti-kiti sa utak! basta ayaw sa gawa ng nauna, palitan! Amazing Thailand has been Thailand’s catchphrase from years back and with sustained niche, it has continued to amaze us until now. And what was Malaysia before “Malaysia, Truly Asia”? Watch this neighbor down south; it’s sweeping past our off-on wonders out here!

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19 11 2010
zherwin

panalo ang post!!!

siguro si madam gma nagkakakabag na kakatawa sa circus na ginagawa ng mga tauhan ni pnoy.

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19 11 2010
manny

Mr. Heckler,
Pwede ring slogan:
I Care,
U Care,
PH Care!

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19 11 2010
professionalheckler

NAGING punchline ko na yang PH care last week ata. or the other week. so di ko na sha ginamit ulit. 🙂

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19 11 2010
esa

Let me share here portion of column SKETCHES
By Ana Marie Pamintuan titled:Marketing (The Philippine Star, November 19, 2010)

“…..In case you are wondering who should be hanged for this swindle, which is reportedly part of a P100-million marketing promo of the Department of Tourism, online stories have also helpfully identified the principal culprit as DOT Undersecretary Vicente “Enteng” Romano III, supposedly the savviest techie in the new administration.
When our reporter tried to reach Romano yesterday for comment, she was told that the undersecretary flew to the United States Tuesday night to attend a diving exhibition in Las Vegas
. It’s an official trip, meaning taxpayers are footing his travel bill, so perhaps part of his assignment is to promote the Philippines.

Romano, we were told, was not aware of the logo design controversy when he left the country. As most international travelers now check potential destinations online, his newfound notoriety could diminish his effectiveness as an official pitchman for Philippine tourism.
…..”

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20 11 2010
Paul

Are you expecting this administration to do something about Romano? Remember Abad, Puno, Lim, Mislang, Almedras…………

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19 11 2010
DoT Brain

ibig sabihin pala ung result ng 4 months study sa Poland is for trial and error plang

ang malupit sa kanila ung nilabas nila na website during the launch

beautifulpilipinas.com na kaperas ng beautifulfilipinas.com na porn site! LMAO
that’s four months of study
RnD at it’s best

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19 11 2010
Will

“Pilipinas, Honggundah gondah!”

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20 11 2010
etchosera

Bwahahahahaha!

Ayyyy! Tama po ba ang reaction ko?

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19 11 2010
magno magnifico

GMA, PNOY pare pareho lang yan… wala na bang iba?

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19 11 2010
iroppoi

DOT SLOGAN;
pilipines,good place to die…
philippines,haven for the robbers,carnappers and the likes…
philippines,gateway for drug lords,human traffickers and the like…

masakit tanggapin,pero may bahid ng katotohanan.

on a serious note:
PHILIPPINES,
BEATIFUL PLACES,BEATIFUL PEOPLE!!!(panalo!!!)

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20 11 2010
karaangbugoy

Beatiful? Wala ako diyan. Di ako tipong santo!

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21 11 2010
etchosera

… and should we really be highlighting those facts?

Bakit, kahit saan man sa mundo eh meron din namang mga robbers, carnappers and the like. Dito na nga lang sa Saudi eh uso na rin ang akyat bahay gang, ang agawan ng cellphone, rape at human trafficking din. Uso din dito ang mga balahurang employers na di nagpapasahod sa mga empleyado nila.

Di lang po sa Pinas nangyayari ang mga ganyang kabalahurahan!

Ang masakit lang eh kung bakit kelangang tayo pa mismong mga Pinoys ang nangangalandakan ng “baho” ng Pinas sa buong mundo?

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19 11 2010
lei

Great job! Personally the bit on Wyngard is the only boo-boo in an otherwise hilarious post.

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20 11 2010
kayla

this made my day. I still prefer “Wow Philippines” as our slogan.

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20 11 2010
hikatalomato

FLIPPINES!

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20 11 2010
jianne

dapat “Safe Philippines” at doon i-launch sa HK
or “Philippines, worth dying for” 😀

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20 11 2010
anon

Another blatant case of plaigarism
the strap line should be
philippines – we steal anything from anywhere

it reflects the laziness simplicicity and stupidy of the government and the country
no effort imagination ingenuity or innovation

people need to start thinking and acting for themselves not relying on being a satellite nation of china

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20 11 2010
20 11 2010
senior60

binasura na ni noynoy ang pilipinas kay ganda dahil hindi daw maganda…

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20 11 2010
karaangbugoy

Baka gawing “Liz Uy Kay Ganda”.

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21 11 2010
Paul

200 million paid for that slogan went down the drain. Stupidity is as expensive as corruption.

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22 11 2010
Anoo-nemos

100M lang daw po kuya Paul, dinoble nyo naman.

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21 11 2010
Wow Pinoy

This is plain stupidity of DOT, particularly of DOT Secretary Alberto Lim. Changing the catch phrase from”Wow Philippines” to “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” is a STEP BACKWARD. Tourists are mainly foreigners and balikbayans who understand the english phrase “Wow Philippines”. On the other hand “Pilipinas kay ganda” is understood only by balikbayans who does not even need convincing to visit Philippines. We. “the balikbayans” are still patriotic and will visit Philippines no matter what. Our families are there and we always desire to spend quality time with our family. Secondly, it will be more expensive and more difficult to market the tagalog catch phrase. It’s more money though for the corrupt government officials who will market this new catch phrase.

I say keep the current “WOW PHILIPPINES” and spend the budget for the tagalog catch phrase in cleaning up Philippines and improving the security and services for the tourists.

Alex
USA

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21 11 2010
Bayan Ko

I can’t agree more Wow Pinoy!!! Gusto lang ni Sec. Lim magpakitang-gilas. Ang ibang bansa English ang ginagamit na catchphrase. It is still the most widely accepted language of the world. Kaya nga maraming call centers sa Pinas dahil sa galing nating mag-ingles. Kailangan lang seguridad ng buhay ng mga turistang pupunta sa ating bansa. WORD OF MOUTH IS STILL THE BEST MARKETING FOR OUR COUNTRY. Sana hinidi-hindi na mauulit ang bus hostage crisis kamakailan lang.

Gumising na tayo!

Cristina

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21 11 2010
iroppoi

PILIPINAS KAY GANDA….pfffffffft….

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21 11 2010
karaangbugoy

Looks like Lim is staying on as DOT Sec. He should change the slogan into “WAY UWAW PHILIPPINES”.

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21 11 2010
reviewer22

Ngayon binasura na ni PNOY ang logo. No longer needed na daw to “fine tune” the program. Lets see what they come up again after 4 months. Pero dapat ma plantsado na iyan at malapit na ang tourist season by march.

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24 11 2010
echizerangprague

PH-

puedeng-puede slogan to:

Pilipinas – Nagmamaganda

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24 11 2010
hazel

PH, ito kaya:

Pilipinas – nagmamaganda 🙂

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25 11 2010
Fort Lauderdale Limo

Finally blog with beneficial informations.

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7 12 2010
Istanbul Tours

Thank you, very nice..

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