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Suggestive captions removed from clothing line’s billboards

Photo from Bench's Facebook account

Philippine authorities have asked the advertising firm responsible for the suggestive billboards of Bench clothing line to remove at least the captions that “have sexual overtones and [are] offensive to the morals.” The advertiser immediately complied, although the captions occupied but a negligible space. The billboards showing half-naked models are still up along a major highway in Metro Manila. “We cannot afford this kind of profane language being used in billboards to go unabated because this might lead to the breakdown of the morals of the public,” said Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Francis Tolentino. He said Catholic bishops called his attention to the billboards.

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