An international relations expert discovered something big about the tourism video released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) for their ‘Love The Philippines’ campaign.
In her series of posts, Sass Rogando Sasot revealed that some of the footage used for the 49-M campaign was not even taken in the Philippines.
According to her, some footage was only bought to a certain website for licensing and included in the commercial.
Some of the footage was taken in Thailand, Indonesia, and Dubai.
One scene shows a rice terraces thought by the netizens that was taken in the Philippines, but it turned out that it was taken in Indonesia.
Sasot couldn’t hide her disappointment with the officials of DOT for allowing the people behind ‘Love the Philippines’ to use footage from other countries.
“AT LEAST FOUR scenes in the new #LoveThePhilippines tourism video of the Department of Tourism – Philippines are NOT FRESH VIDEOS but STOCK FOOTAGES,” she said.
As of writing, DOT has yet to give any statement on the revelation made by Sasot.
It can be recalled that the ‘Love the Philippines’ campaign already became controversial because of its timing.
“Sa dami ng mga kailangang nating unahin at i-prioritize na pagkagastusan, we don’t have sufficient funds to finance a re-brand,” Sen. Nancy Binay said.