Billboards in Manila: Oh, to turn them green!


I love Manila. I don’t believe the city can be called “the gates of hell”, but it’s not exactly perfect. Billboards in Manila, for example, are crazy plenty. They make for great advertising, but they could serve a higher purpose.

Wish we had less billboards in Manila. I wish all billboards would be replaced with hanging gardens and flowers instead.
Billboards along Guadalupe

Billboards in Manila: Gimme some green!

What if all billboards in Manila were replaced with hanging gardens and flowers? Call it a pipe dream. The traffic situation doesn’t seem to be getting better. Pollution is still bad. There have been attempts to green up EDSA. What if, for just one month, all billboards in Manila were to go fresh and be green?

Perhaps air quality would go up even just a tad. Perhaps sitting in traffic wouldn’t be so bad with the calming greens to calm us down.

It’s a possibility, isn’t it? It’s a pipe dream for now, but hey, a girl can dream.

8 Comments on Billboards in Manila: Oh, to turn them green!

  1. Ma. Teresa Grech Q. Racal
    July 14, 2013 at 7:26 am (11 years ago)

    This I dream of too. Especially if I see the neighboring countries with trees and other LIVING GREEN things in their city… Pwede naman pala…

    • Toni
      July 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm (11 years ago)

      Kaya naman eh! :)

  2. Faye
    July 15, 2013 at 8:24 am (11 years ago)

    i share the same dream with you! sana the MMDA chair also shares the same dream with us. haha

    • Toni
      July 15, 2013 at 9:07 am (11 years ago)

      Korek! 😀

  3. Kathy Ngo
    July 15, 2013 at 8:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Its being done with some areas …. not billboards but walls along tunnels. Perhaps you could spearhead a campaign for this or message Carlos Celdran and get help. This is an idea worth sharing.

    • Toni
      July 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm (11 years ago)

      Thanks Kaye! Maybe we can start small. Let’s see what we can do.

  4. Pao
    July 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm (11 years ago)

    It was done before by McCann, for Coke, dubbed as living billboard.

    • Toni
      July 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm (11 years ago)

      That’s right! Would’ve been good if there were more of that.


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