the urban jungle otherwise known as metropolitan manila is littered with billboards, billboards and more billboards.
on the upside, they are nice distractions from the bloody traffic along edsa, or any of the metro's major thoroughfares. distractions because more often than not, they feature the eye-candies that us mere mortals will never have the chance to have coffee with, lunch or dinner with, or go to bed with. ooops.
on the downside, critics say that these things cover the real beauty that is manila. i say, what real beauty? the slums that dot the landscape of pasig river? the pink railings on edsa? the pink urinals? there are beautiful sights going to the north and the south (through the expressways) and once they cover those with billboards (and believe me, they are starting to sprout like mushrooms there), i'd be the first to protest.