We frown upon candidates singing and dancing during the campaign. They should be talking about programs and services.
But once they’re elected, should we begrudge mayors, for example, if they sing a tune or shake a leg in the spirit of Christmas fun?
We complain about government front liners who wear a scowl. They should greet us taxpayers with a smile.
But can you imagine them lip-synching and swaying in yearender videos – “station ID,” some call them – that try to tell you they are happy to serve?
We compile some of the numbers that graced our social media feeds during the holidays:
Baguio Mayor Benjie Magalong takes part in the Christmas party presentation of the Office of the Mayor employees:
Mayor Francis Zamora sings during the team building party of San Juan city hall employees:
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso dances at the Christmas party of Cebu Lady Lawyers’ Association:
Department of Justice employees produce a “station ID”:
Notice that the video of Davao City’s department heads and employees has the same treatment as the DOJ production:
Let’s thank them for the holiday entertainment, and remind them it’s good service we need when the New Year rolls in. – Miriam Grace A. Go/Rappler.com