- Rep. Trisha Bonoan-David went viral for her unintentional entry to the #10YearChallenge trend
- A netizen pointed out that Bonian-David has been using the same photo on her tarpaulins for 10 years
- However, this has been a violation of policy for government officials
Congresswoman Trisha Bonoan-David went viral for her unintentional entry to the #10YearChallenge trend. KAMI learned that the Manila 4th District Representative has been using the same photo on her tarpaulins for projects and/or announcements since 2009 to 2018.
The post of Facebook user Julius Ceasar Medes went viral for pointing this out. In his caption he said, “The “HOW HARD DID AGING HIT YOU" challenge with THE iconic TRISHA BONOAN-DAVID!”
Some of the netizens agreed with the post, saying that the same photo has been around Manila through the years. Some were curious of the current appearance of Bonoan-David.
A Facebook user Jappy Molina was able to search on Facebook a recent photo of Bonoan-David taken in December 2018.
The post went viral on social media. Here are some of the netizens’ reaction based on the Facebook post:
“Gusto ko talaga malaman ano na si madam ngayon. Baka mashubis na siyaa. Mukhang picture p kasi nya yan nung prom.”
“Ano itsura nya na ngayon? Naiintriga ako”
“hahaha pinalitan Lang ng mga accessories for different occasions, Totoo ba??”
“Hahahaa batang sampaloc ako. Agree yan lage nia gamit”
“Hahaha nung nasa sampaloc ako yan na tlga gamit nya. Tpos yung kapatid nyang girl gnun din. Lol”
However, in a report by Interaksyon, Rep. Bonoan-David violated a policy for politicians. As per Commission on Audit’s Circular No. 2013-004, “picture, image, motto, logo, color motif, initials or other symbol or graphical representation associated with the top leadership of the project proponent or implementing agency/unit/office, on Signboards, is considered unnecessary.”
This includes members of the Congress and local officials whose projects are funded by the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). Those who will be caught will undergo the administrative disciplinary action stated in the Government Auditing Code of the Philippines.
Senator Manny Pacquiao has filed the Anti-Epal bill which prohibits government officials to name government projects after them and/or claiming credit through signage. However, it has not been signed into law yet.
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