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What Vice Ganda’s tongue-in-cheek remark says about us Filipinos

The latest buzz that has been circulating around the chattering classes is how ABS-CBN comedic talent Vice Ganda made a tongue-in-cheek remark when asked if he had any plans to pursue a career in public service. “Gusto ko president ako … Continue reading

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D’oh! Inquirer publishes fake TIME Magazine cover featuring PNoy among 100 Most Influential People in the World

As if it weren’t funny enough. Early today, media watchdog blog Spin Busters broke news of an appalling lapse in editorial rigour by top Philippine broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI). Spotted on the front page of the 20th April 2013 … Continue reading

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The payload of mind-poison in every ABS-CBN product

With ABS-CBN, before you can even get your head around evaluating the content of their programs, you need to get past their garish manner of presentation first — all those bells and whistles and fancy jeepney-like colour and graphics splashed … Continue reading

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Philippine Media: Knocked off their lofty pedestal by their own greediness

Isn’t it so ironic now how roles have been reversed. The once mightily self-righteous Philippine Media now stands before the “representatives” of the people, head bowed and lined up as one of the three chumps (the police and Malacanang being … Continue reading

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Did discrimination in the Philippine Media lead to the deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists?

Much of the criticism surrounding the handling of the Manila hostage crisis that ended in the preventable deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists had to do with the intrusive coverage of the event by the Philippine Media. Had the hostage-taker, … Continue reading

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Television can save the Philippines

The word escapism, as defined in the Net, refers to a mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an “escape” from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term … Continue reading

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Transition of power – Philippines: Abangan ang susunod na kabanata…

Noted blogger Manuel L Quezon III provides us with a very informative piece on the rich traditions and symbolisms ingrained into the process of a new President assuming his office in Malacanang. In his recent piece Notes for the coming … Continue reading

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