SJ mayor hit for endorsing brand

January 27, 2020

SAN Juan Mayor Francis Zamora is now the subject of attention of a netizen who recently criticized another Metro Mayor over a brand endorsement contract.

In her Facebook account post, Fajima Tajar, a lawyer, hits Zamora for posting on his social media accounts of his brand endorsement project with a clothing brand.

“Calling out another mayor. Just saw this though. Matuto po tayong sumunod sa batas. Ganito po ba ang style of leadership natin?,” Tajar posted on Facebook Sunday night.

The netizen’s post was accompanied with a screenshot of Zamora’s Instagram photo endorsing the clothing brand Jeans. In the caption, Zamora wrote: “Excited for the launch of our JAG Jeans ad campaign this February.”

Tajar further wrote: “Please don’t cry. Pwedeng mangatwiran,” which seemed to be referring to Manila Mayor Isko Domagoso who cried when he recently addressed the issue in a Facebook live broadcast, saying that he donated his talent fees from endorsement contracts to charity and to people affected by calamities.

Once again, Tajar cited Section 90 of the Local Government Code which states: “(a) [All] governors, city and municipal mayors are prohibited from practicing their profession or engaging in any occupation other than the exercise of their functions as local chief executives.”

Tajar earlier called out Domagoso for allegedly violating such provision.

Domagoso reiterated that he recently donated his talent fees from product endorsements amounting to P4 million to the province of Batangas for the victims of Taal Volcano eruption, according to the Manila Public Information Office.