You can’t ban ‘fake news’ unless you also ban Eat Bulaga and Catholicism

The Philippines is a paradise for con men and carpetbaggers. Because Filipinos lack a substantial foundation of principles to stabilise their journey through life, it is easy to use modern technology and basic persuasion techniques to herd them in different directions. It is a nation of 100 million people just asking to be milked of […]

Filipinos need to lighten up about Tito Sotto’s “Eat Bulaga” humour

The reality is, Tito Sotto has full license to crack misogynist jokes in Congress because it was the stardom brought about by his gig in popular noontime variety show Eat Bulaga that got him the votes to begin with. In short, Sotto’s character merely reflects the character of the society that ushered him into power. […]

Iza Calzado laments how Anti-Marcos fundamentalists divide the nation

Actress Izadora Calzado is under fire from the usual social media suspects following her flattering impersonation of former First Lady Imelda Marcos at a party. GMA News Online reports Calzado’s explanation of her interesting choice of costume she wore to Tim Yap’s birthday celebration to impersonate Mrs. Marcos… “Decided to channel my inner Imelda Marcos […]

MTRCB Member Mocha Uson: How and Why

So earlier today, Mocha Uson was appointed to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) as a board member. Reactions are mixed; jubilant among Mocha’s followers and full of shock and anger among her critics, especially the young Tweeting millennials. I’m not shocked at all for my part. I’ve been saying this to […]

Why did the Metro Manila Film Festival fail?

Indie films are popular for their MAP (message, art, plot). These are film traits that can mostly be appreciated by educated people, most likely those belonging to the upper class as well. While it may seem elitist to say that the masses cannot appreciate indie films, let us not fool ourselves with political correctness, nor […]

How Pinoy Over-Romanticism Destroys Us As Persons

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year again and tickets for Star Wars: Rogue One are selling like hotcakes. Indeed, even as a young boy, I have always been a big fan of the Star Wars franchise what with the space battles, lightsaber duels and vast collection of entertaining and interesting characters. […]

No More Nonsense Films For This Year’s MMFF: Why I Have Some Hope For The Media

Now, most of you have read enough of my work to know that I am often fiercely critical of the Philippine mainstream media. As a matter of fact, just about all of my articles involve bashing them in some way. However now, I begin to see a ray of hope for our local mainstream media […]

3 Big Reasons Why President Duterte Should Not Allow Himself To Be Interviewed By Kris Aquino

Hello again, my dear readers and colleagues of Get Real Philippines! It has been quite a while since I have written anything here as I have been busy with other projects which I think would have little to do with the current agenda and goals of GRP. However, with the sudden (not to mention surprising) reaction […]