Ifugao candidate uses fresh cabbage in campaign ‘poster’

Frank Cimatu
Ifugao candidate uses fresh cabbage in campaign ‘poster’

Ronel Pablo Benito

This is probably the most nutritious election campaign material this year

BAGUIO, Philippines – The local election campaign has become a mini-version of the senatorial campaign – just lots of tarpaulin and plastic posters. 

But one farmer in Tinoc, Ifugao, however, came out with a novel way to campaign for his local mayoral candidate. 

He painstakingly arranged 500 wongbok (also known as Chinese cabbage and Napa cabbage) to write “SAMSON” and “4 MAYOR” on both sides of his Japanese-made truck. 

The green top leaves form the letters amidst the white background formed by the bottom part of the crop. 

VEGGIES. Ifugao candidate uses fresh napa cabbage or wongbok as a campaign 'poster'. Photo by Ronel Pablo Benito/Rappler

It wasn’t the first time that wongbok were used for messaging as probably the same farmer spelled out “ I ❤️ U” with them. 

Wongbok is usually cooked for chopsuey but is widely sought by Koreans as a base of their kimchi.

Tinoc town, though still isolated, has recenly been opened for commercial vegetable farming because of its proximity to Benguet.

The new road now boasts of having the highest point of the Philippine highway system.

The sign for the previous highest point along Halsema Highway (held by Atok for the past 80 years) has been torn down only last Saturday. – Rappler.com


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