PCSO "Sino Sila" (lost commercial for Filipino fundraiser; 1990s)
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, also known as PCSO is a government-owned and controlled corporation of the Philippines that is mandated to do fundraising and provide funds for health programs, medical assistance and services, and charities. In the early 1990s, a commercial was made, showing PCSO helping the survivors of the Mt. Pinatubo Eruption last 1991 which was unsettling to viewers that time due to its plot.
Premise[edit | edit source]
A damp white cloth was shown then there are people in the back of the cloth, struggling to get out, similar to a United Nations PSA. A broken glass transition and sound effect was heard. What is shown next is a black and poorly lit background with Mt. Pinatubo survivors looking at the camera. What follows is random videos of the eruption and people of PCSO helping the survivors. The survivors, who are now smiling and on a side-view camera and with bright light was shown at the end.
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References[edit | edit source]
- An eyewitness described the PSA similar to this Retrieved 18 Dec '21
- Facebook post about scary commercials in IBC-13, which mentioned the ad. Retrieved 18 Dec '21
- Facebook post about the PSA which mentioned the PCSO "Sino Sila" ad Retrieved 18 Dec '21