CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Bid for bad taste award

HONG KONG (SE): The Knights of Rizal put in a strong bid for the bad taste award at this year’s Hong Kong Flower Show by mistaking the exhibition for a politico-commercial billboard display.

The 20 or so metre-long canvas strip featuring the president of The Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, shaking hands with his counterpart in China, Xi Jinping, as well as the unabashed advertising of Davao City, the Philippine president’s old mayoral haunt under the theme, Change is already here! distracted the eye from the two withered pot plants that made up its floral contribution. Bad politics in bad taste.

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