In a barangay in southern Luzon, some posters even featured the images of the entire barangay council, as shown by photos tweeted by GMA News stringer Peewee Bacuño.
The photos of the local leaders were positioned under a larger image of the Pope.
In Tacloban, some so-called epal materials featured the names of local politicians, radio dzBB’s Carlo Mateo reported.
Photos tweeted by dzBB’s Mateo showed the names of the politicians prominently displayed alongside the “welcome” message for the pope.
These followed the sprouting of so-called epal signs last Sunday in parts of Metro Manila, where messages welcoming the pope featured the names of barangay officials.
The pope is due to arrive in the Philippines Jan. 15. He will go to Leyte Jan. 17 for a Mass in Tacloban and lunch with survivors of recent calamities in Palo. — Joel Locsin/LBG, GMA News