Philippine Volcanoes Bench Body billboards removed!

The members of the Philippine National Rugby Team aka The Philippine Volcanoes definitely heat up in their sexy Bench Body billboards and the gained praises from people who can appreciate hot-bodied men.

View: Philippine Volcanoes Bench Body Underwear Photos

But Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos couldn't take the heat as he ordered on Thursday the removal of the Philippine Volcanoes' Bench Body billboards installed along EDSA in Guadalupe.

According to Mayor Abalos, his office received complaints from people who found the billboards offensive and asked for their removal.

As of yesterday, the said billboards have already been removed. (Sad face here)

Some people understand Mayor Abalos' move 'coz his city is considered as among the most child-friendly cities in Metro Manila, but others also think the Mayor was kinda "OA" with his decision and have labeled him as "insecure".

Even TV host-actress Ruffa Gutierrez was surprised that the Philippine Volcanoes' sexy billboards were removed. "My gosh!!!! What happened to the Bench Billboards with the Philippine Rugby Team on Edsa?!? They're gone! Disappeared into thin air! :/" she said on Twitter.

Ruffa once had her own sexy billboards for Belo along EDSA where she was shown wearing bikini. Her billboard wasn't ordered to be removed, but reportedly it was banned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

On Twitter, some members of the Philippine Volcanoes have also expressed disappointment on the removal of their Bench Body billboards.

Ned Stephenson (@NedStephenson): "@ohyesitsmejoh @thahottstepper well its to help promote rugby i dont think its that bad to be honest there's more "mahalay" billboards!"

NedStephenson: "Good Night Everyone!! heard bout the billboards being taken down! but thank you all for still supporting the @PhilippineRugby Ingat =)"

Mykal Duhig (@Mykal_Duhig): "Shame they are taking our billboards down, hey Mayor Abalos did you know about rugby football prior to the billboard? #Ididntthinkso"

Arnold Aninion (@thahottstepper): "@ivervie Surprised at the outcome, but greatful for the support and work Bench did to spread awareness of rugby and for us volcanoes : )"

Andrew Wolff (@IamAndrewWolff): "The Mayor of Mandaluyong is having the #Bench #Volcanoes billboards removed.Dati ba wala bang nakalagay na billboard na my nakabrief?"

IamAndrewWolff: "Puwede bang patanggal din ang sangkatutak na mga billboard ni Mr A. sa Manda.? Kailangan bang makita ka sa bawat kanto? #Volcanoes #Bench"

Photo courtesy of Bench

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1 Comment(s):

  1. Lagi namang may billboard ng naka-bikini jan sa area na yan. Bakit ngayon, malaswa na.