Calling all Filipinos: Turn off the TV and start doing your homework!

It’s hard to tell if it is the timing of the phenomenal explosion of the AlDub fad or the simple fact that politics has just gone so far down people’s hierarchy of things to give a shit about. But just from looking at the sorts of things Filipino ‘netizens’ are tweeting about nowadays, politics and […]

Destroying the Philippines’ social fabric one TV show at a time

Who does not love the word: serendipity (Kate Natividad’s Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza rock!)?  It sounds like our Tagalog word: ‘suwerte’.  Who wouldn’t want luck coming one’s way?  I will be grateful to take it anytime.  We should be grateful that from time to time we are afforded the opportunity to meet serendipity.  I […]

The Immorality Of Philippine Television

As of late people have been pestering me about AlDub despite the fact that I already explained, repeatedly even, that I did not choose the picture for my article about Philippine media and that the article itself has little to do with everyone’s favorite noon-time couple. However, that did not stop their steadfast defenders from […]

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza rock!

Well you know what? Crucify me here in GRP but I gotta admit to the appeal of the budding romance between Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, the latter a.k.a. ‘Yaya Dub’. I’m sure a lot of marketing folk will spend their entire careers studying just how the “AlDub” pair turned into a media bonanza for […]