Philippine media’s role in the castration of the Pinoy mind

Problems and conflicts are the driving forces behind a good story. The bigger and seemingly impossible the odds against the protagonist, the better the story. It’s the virtual lifeblood of every classic story, novel, legend, mythology, and even religious texts and movies/TV shows we have devoured all our life. No one wants to read or […]

Was the #DongYanWedding really Dingdong Dantes’s and Marian Rivera’s wedding?

It’s been several days since the spectacular wedding of Filipino starlets Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera (referred to as the “DongYan” couple on social media) and the Net is still abuzz about the circus. The event was said to have cost more than 100 million pesos and was purportedly shouldered by the GMA Network, one […]

How to stop Philippine Media’s systematic dumbing down of an entire nation

It is pretty much a no-brainer. The idea that the Philippines’ entertainment industry is a massive contributor to accelerating erosion of the collective intellect of Filipinos has long been a widely-accepted fact in Philippine society. As far back as 2006, Isagani Cruz wrote about this in an Inquirer article. I cited the key excerpt in […]