We are uploading this videos not because we are supporting Peter Rey Bautista’s candidacy for mayor of Baguio but because they have a historical value, i.e., the first attempt by a candidate from the Cordilleras to campaign via the internet. If you know of campaign videos by other Cordi politicians that we should upload and critique here, then do feel free to tell us about it.
I like this video because it plays up the candidate’s “youthhood” and portrays him as an action-oriented executive. Kind of fun and well done.
After watching this video I said, “Peter, Peter, what are you doing making a campaign issue out of curfew? Hindi kaya ikaw ang ma-curfew niyan.” Don’t get me wrong. Maybe youth delinquency is a problem in Baguio but the video would have been more effective if Peter Rey doesn’t look so young. Honestly, parang kamukha niya yong aking grade school pamangkin with that playful smile, semikalbo haircut, and all. So its kind of hard to take the curfew message seriously because I was like, “Uh uh, look at that kid campaigning on curfew for kids.”
This is okay. But then is that an unmade bed at the back of Peter Rey? It does look like one. Also, that “sitting down, Ama ng Bayan, fatherly pose” doesn’t work mainly because Peter Rey really looks young. It might work for an old man like Judge Yaranon but not for a relatively young man. As in the case of the curfew thing, parang may dissonance between the message and the messenger dito.
Verdict: More “Mission Impossible” videos that give a positive spin on the candidates “youthhood” and less “Curfew” videos that make us go, “Look who’s talking?”.
What do you think? Tama ba ang ating review hehe. Dapat bayaran tayo ni Peter Rey ng consultancy fee dito. Again, if you know of other campaign videos by other Cordillera candidates that we should upload and critique in these last remaining few days of the campaign, do to tell us about it.