DETOUR

Welcome to the Philippines!
Where Tourism officials draw inspiration from the Poles
Mabuhay!


Pilipinas Kay Ganda:
A Postscript

Just five days after its grand launch, the Department of Tourism’s controversial logo, which bears a strong resemblance to Poland’s tourism logo – was ordered scrapped by President Aquino. DOT officials are now doing research on the tourism logos of Peru and Panama.

In a news conference Saturday, President Aquino ordered the Department of Tourism to drop its controversial new logo. DOT officials replied, “Copy.”

President Aquino admitted Saturday that the image of a tarsier in the “Pilipinas kay Ganda” logo as well as the smiling face were his idea. He just wanted to add a ‘personal’ touch to the brand.

Advertising agency Campaigns & Grey revealed that the Department of Tourism “directed” them to use the Polska logo “for inspiration.” But they got so inspired they eventually fell in love with it.


Pacman in Malacañang
Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao paid a courtesy call on President Aquino in Malacañang last Saturday. Pacquiao was also welcomed by some cabinet members. It was like the meeting of a welterweight and the lightweights.

Malacañang didn’t bestow any award to Manny Pacquiao last Saturday but President Aquino gave him a bottle of wine. It was no ordinary wine though. It was pre-tasted by Assistant Secretary Mai Mislang.

Manny Pacquiao paid a courtesy call in Malacañang Saturday. After exchanging gifts with the President, Pacquiao and his supporters left the palace… but promised to return – in 2028.


From the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao with his family, assistants, and close supporters proceeded to the New World Hotel in Makati City. There were 15 rooms booked for the Pacquiao entourage – 4 rooms for Manny and family, and 11 rooms for Jinkee’s Louis Vuitton and Hermes bags.

Reports say Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile is not sold to the idea of Manny Pacquiao running for president of the Philippines, perhaps in 2022 or 2028. Pacquiao’s supporters were unfazed by the senator’s stance on their idol’s possible presidential bid mainly because they’re sure Enrile would no longer be around when it happens.
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“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
~Herman Melville

Elsewhere
Create your own slogan using the “Pilipinas, Kay Ganda” template

Briefly Noted
Several (if not all) branches of Wendy’s Hamburgers have been consistently violating the Consumer Act of the Philippines. Its price tags are exclusive of the 12% VAT. The law states “it shall be unlawful to offer any consumer product for retail sale to the public without an appropriate price tag, label or marking publicly displayed to indicate the price of each article and said product shall not be sold at a price higher than that stated therein and without discrimination to all buyers.

Survey Says
Alin ang mas okay na slogan ng Department of Tourism?
– WOW Philippines 77.54%
– Pilipinas Kay Ganda 4.22%
– Whatever. I don’t care. 18.23%

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80 thoughts on “DETOUR”

    1. ay maganda ang idea mo:

      Pilipinas, Kay Ganda. Etchosera at Lola Nila, Major Major Ganda!!!
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      tapos sa logo kasama ang mga kara ni Pnoy (naka-smile) habang karga ang Tarsier (naka smile din), si Echosera (representing INDIGENOUS society), at Lola Nila (representing ENDANGERED society- kc kunti na lang kaming birhen sa Pinas…ako, si Mislang, at yung may 18 gf na lagi syang iniiwanan… you know! 😀 )

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    1. YEHEYYY! may contribution na rin ang ating Mahal na Pangulong PNoy sa bansa, ito:
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      🙂 President Aquino admitted Saturday that the image of a tarsier in the “Pilipinas kay Ganda” logo as well as the smiling face were his idea. He just wanted to add a ‘personal’ touch to the brand 🙂
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      Ano ngayon ang masasabi ng mga detractors ni PNoy…ayan KLARO may nai-aambag din ang pangulo, di ba..hindi lang pic with hotdog or ligaw kuno with Mislang…ay Mislang…Liz pala… sorry! 🙂

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    1. ay naku, in fairview aside from HERPES meron din ako original na LV nabili ko sa Harads sa may Damman.. Kaloka yung babae na namili doon ang daming alahas tpos habang ukay sya sa mga shoes, ang wika ng vruha:

      Vruhang Pinay: May Christian Louboutin kayo?
      Lola Nila (ndi makatiis): Madam, nasa Ukay2 kayo. Alam mo nman na pulot lang sa basurahan ang mga tinda dito. Ska wag kang bumili ng 2nd hand na shoes bka may sakit sa paa ang may ari nyan.

      Ska anong malay ng bangladeshi ng Christian Louboutin na yan…at bka magulat ka lang bigla i-offer sa iyo ng basurero ay Manolo Blahnik… 😀

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      1. may tanong po ako lola nila. ang katanungang pong ito ay matagal ko na itinanong sa iba’t-ibang forum. baka po masagot ninyo. ganito po ang tanong:

        bakit po di kamukha ng panganay ni pakyaw ang iba niyang kapatid?

        yun lang po. nawa’y mabigyan ninyo ako ng kaliwanagan. salamat po.

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  1. Hello again Mr. Landicho!

    Sorry to bother you again. I’ve sent you a couple of emails last week to follow up on our request. I received a reply from you once, but none recently. Our EIC would be very delighted if you can join us on December 3, he clearly instructed me to, “Get him at all costs.” Making you accept our invitation might bring me closer to a promotion. We hope you can accommodate our request.

    Thank you,
    Mia

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    1. Juicemio! At all costs daw PH? Di ka na talaga ma-reach o di ka ba talaga nila nare-reach?

      Go go go go PH!

      Isama mo ang design costs, production costs, packaging costs, delivery costs at … wag kalimutan yung tip para sa delivery gurl (ako yun, siyempre!)

      Maawa ka na kay ‘Teh Mia! Promote na promote na siya eh.

      Ahihihihihi!

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  2. wow nakita ko ung sa poalnd nakakaasar na nakakatawa ung ginawang logo ng DOT. nakakatwa kasi parang batang nangopya sa test ung dating. nakakaasar kasi ang daming magaling an digital artist sa bansa hindi man lang sila makahanap na hindi copycat. hayst. patunay lang to na ang administrasyong aquino ay siang trial and error government, buti sana kung programming to ok lang mag trial and error, akso sambayanang pilipino pinagpapraktisan nila. hayst, buhay.

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    1. The lessons from the Aquino Administration are as follows: (1) never vote based on your emotion but on the candidate’s track record; (2) stupidity is just as expensive as corruption; (3) rewarding a non-achiever with leadership position is a self-imposed punishment. For the meantime, let us all suffer in the next 5 years and 8 months.

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      1. Kuya Paul wag nman negatibo. Malay mo bka uunlad nga ang bansa natin dhil sa trial and error na iyan. Yung dating nanungkulan sa Malakanyan…puro error yun… tanong mo kay Vicky Kho at Jose Pidal… sma mo na yung anak na nakatanggap ng regalo sa kasal na umabot yata sa 100 Million pesos 😀 na ngayon ay security guard na lang ng batasan… 😀

        ska yung bagong tenant ng malakanyang parang honest nman, hindi nga lang byuti at brain… 😀

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  3. bakit ba kasi kailangang palitan ang mga bagay kapagka iba na ang nanunungkulan? okay lang palitan kung sadyang hindi naman nakakatulong sa pag-unlad ng bayan. pero ang slogan na gaya ng WOW Philippines, hindi na kailangan. Minahal na kasi ng karamihan yan, kilala na din sa ibang bayan. Hindi masamang maghangad ng mas maganda, kaya lang, minsan sa sobra nating pagpapaganda, pumapangit tuloy. 😀

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  4. nabasa ko yung depensa ni Romano na hindi naman daw plagiarized yung logo kasi art…excuse me? loko-loko talaga. e naging titser ako sa sining at yan ang pinag-sisingko namin kung may bahid na magkapareho na dalawang elemento sa logo design. Ebidensiya na hindi niya alam ang difference ng logo design (national pa ito, ha?!) at kung anung art ang pinag-sasabi niya!

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  5. As a tourist i was taken aback when returning a 40,000 phone which i had just bought and which needed reprogramming. The assistant said we like ur money but we dont like foreigners.
    I am going to post this slogan on the websites as the real attitude of the philippines.
    We welcome your money but not you.

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