Filipinos’ addiction to shallow TV shows will cause their downfall

Recently, Filipinos have proven that if they work together towards a common goal, they will achieve it sooner rather than later. This was evident in the success of the hashtag #Aldub which is based on the names of the current most popular manufactured love team on television between Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza. Millions of Filipinos worked hard to bring it to the top of the trending topic list on social networking site Twitter not just locally, but also globally.

kris_aquio_280Yes, it’s only Twitter and some of you might say that it’s not hard to type a few words along with a hashtag. However, the point is, millions of Filipinos both in the country and abroad have been focused for weeks now on one thing and one thing alone – to help a local television network win the battle of the ratings. And succeed they did. Executives of television networks like GMA Network have never been happier raking in the cash without spending too much money on publicity. The fans of the love duo were doing all the marketing for them for free.

Another group of people who are happy that most Filipinos are preoccupied or distracted by the love lives of two fictitious characters on television are the country’s public servants particularly President Benigno Simeon Aquino. With just a few months left in office, BS Aquino is likely to breeze through it and might even get good marks thanks to the high or feel good affects Filipinos are getting from the fantasy world provided by television.

The people who use television to escape from the harsh realities in the country tend to associate the happiness they feel when they watch their favorite show with contentment towards the performance of the current government. This is not good news at all for the future of the country. Filipino public servants can pretty much get away with murder and other criminal activities while the majority is glued to the tube.

The advent of social media has made it easier for people around the world to stay connected and to communicate. It should be helping Filipinos discuss topics and issues that can solve the problems plaguing the nation. Instead, most Filipinos are using social media for disseminating and exchanging shallow and useless information that will not help them grow as a people. It seems instead of helping the country move forward, technology is pulling Philippine society backward.

If Filipinos can make these two people popular they can make more important issues popular as well.
If Filipinos can make these two people popular they can make more important issues popular as well.
We cannot underestimate the power of social media. Most people get their news from Facebook and Twitter nowadays. That’s because when people are bombarded with too much information, their attention span gets shorter. So they simply rely on “news” people share on their newsfeed for the latest updates. The downside to this is that, a lot of people including Filipinos, have become lazy and could not be bothered doing their own research about what is really going on around them. This is why it is easy to feed people with propaganda and even easier to distract them with entertainment.

With the phenomenal success of the #Aldub using social media, one cannot help but think about the other more important issues that Filipinos should be bringing to the top of the trending topic. I can think of a few:

1. Traffic and flooding problem in the country particularly in Metro Manila.

2. Risk exposure to the effects of climate change and the need for better disaster preparedness.

3. China’s threat against our territorial claims on the West Philippine Sea.

4. High crime rate including threats from Islamic terrorists in Mindanao.

5. Energy and Water crisis.

6. High unemployment rate.

7. Appalling conditions of the victims of natural disasters.

8. Theft of public funds using mechanisms such as pork barrel and Presidential slush funds by public servants.

The importance of all of the above is self-evident. Most Filipinos experience the challenges of overcoming them on a daily basis. But unfortunately, they prefer to spend their time escaping in the world of trashy entertainment. If they continue to ignore these things, the country will continue its downward spiral. No amount of watching noontime shows can help them escape it. The good news is, if Filipinos work together towards these common goals, they will find the solution to their problems sooner rather than later.

print

511 Comments on “Filipinos’ addiction to shallow TV shows will cause their downfall”

  1. Another good article as always

    Automatons is the only word applicable to the people of the Philipines. In other cultures its 70-80% Automatons while in the philippines its probably 99%

        1. Well, if we want change, it should first start from us! we’ve clamored for change in the country even thousands of years ago. Seeme we’re getting hopeless. sino ba ang binoboto ng mga magagaling nating kababayan? e di yung mga corrupt, mga dynasties na nagma-may-ari ng mga lungsod sa MM. Paano ba sila mamuno? yung mga issues na inilista sa itaas,i believe may kanya kanya tayong ownership and concern. whichever they are, i also believe everyone also had the guts to comment on anyone of them so that their voice can be heard and reach proper authorities (just as i did). A golden rule is: If we have nothing good to say about anything, keep your mouth shut. Aldub is wholesome no matter how much you dislike the tanem. Their fans cover worldwide reach. if you do not like them, what good will it do to you to spread your dislike?

      1. how dare you concluding such issue, what do you mean by watching shallow tv shows? remember you are one against the 20plus million who tweeted for aldub, you mean you want us to watch foreign violent movies? watch abs cbn shows which encourage teenage love and sometimes promote kissing on the big screen? watch political rumbles,u know, even politicians themselves do not care for all the things you enumerated cause they only care for their pockets. . .

        1. Wala naman po nagsuggest manood kayo ng violent movies or ibang kalandian na palabas. Di rin naman ang network channel ang issue sa article. Mababaw naman talaga yung Aldub show at yung kung ano ano pang mga kinababaliwan ngayon na palabas na puro kilig at kapabebehan, mahirap lang talaga tanggapin sa sarili lalo na kung fan ka at hook na hook.

          Imaginine po natin kung mas may kabuluhan ang mga pinagtutuunan natin ng pansin, kasama yung sinasabi nyo pong 20 million plus na nagtweet for aldub, e tingin ko po mas uunlad pa yung bansa natin. Hindi kasi enough yung isa, dalawa o sampung utak lang para makaapekto sa mga problema natin sa bansa.

          Hirap kasi sa ating mga pinoy, madaling ma-butt hurt.

        2. Linda, I bet you are one of those viewers who doesn’t focus on the plot but instead picks on the details that you don’t like (eg. violence, sex, drugs etc.-that’s creative license in practice FYI that’s why they’re there), and someone who gets bored easily on shows that progresses slowly but intelligently.

          Internet/media is like practicing medicine, you either heal and cure sick people, or treat them using poison. Think of this: ABS-CBN and Showtime airs to 20 million people + GMA and Eat Bulaga airs to 20 million people. And yet no one cares when they exploit people over and over. Those media leprechauns are the ones who should be mindful of what they show, dumbing down the masses maybe is not their top priority, but it sure is the least of their concern.

          Just compare the quality of most shows that foreign countries like in the US/UK with the quality PH produces objectively: the writing, the intent, the execution, and tell it to me straight that ours is equal or even better than theirs. Are you going to say that “as long as it make people/Filipinos happy”? We have too much of that already, like we have too much love that caused thousands and thousands of unwanted pregnancies (thanks to the very high quality “kilig” provided by our finest love teams), I think it’s TIME for “as long as it challenges my intellect and makes me think in a different perspective”.

          PS: Ilda, I think the title should read “Filipinos’ addiction to shallow TV shows HAVE CAUSED their downfall”. Truth hurts, but yeah, we’re sauteing ourselves with too much onions.

        3. Ok. First of all, shut up. Second, this is a free man’s article so we must both respect her views on Aldub and your opinion. Third, her opinion has a point. Fourth, is that what you have become due to watching and tweeting too much Aldub. Fifth and lastly, go back to school. I don’t care if you can “really” speak English in real life but I shall remind you that our country is damned from the start. If your ignorance is bliss for you well might as well continue your show. Well we other people will try to make a decent change in our country. Don’t worry I neither hate nor like Aldub just disappointed in their fans. God Bless and please act more like your ages. Also, stop being deaf and blind on your probably sad reality. Hehe you guys must be ill(like me) or have no friends to actually bully other people’s views.

      2. Kung magcomment ka parang 24 oras na ipinapalabas ang ALDUB ng Eat Bulaga. At ang mga tao ay nakatutok sa TV ng 24 oras. Alalahanin mo halos wala pang 30mins ang segment na yan at sa oras pa ng pahinga ito nangyayari. Ang 25M na nagtweet sa araw ng sabado ay napasaya lang at kinilig lang kahit Yan ang mga emotion. Karamihan jan ay mga teens. Kung mababa pala ang tweet tulad ng sa Showtime ay wala ka masasabi. Marahil pang problema ng bayan ang tweet. Sila ba hindi shallow? Ibig sabihin lang nyan maraming nanood at nakapanood sa Aldub kahit saglit lang sa loob at labas ng bansa. Mas maganda siguro kung ngayon palang ay umpisahan mo ng pamunuan ang hashtag problema ng bayan baka makakuha ka pa ng support sa amin at malagpasan mo pa ang 25m tweet. Malay mo, makilala ka pa bilang nag-iisang concern Filipno citizen.Sa internet nanjan na lahat. I-google mo pa.Sa gobyerno nandyan na yan, kahit anong ipukol mong bato ay bato talaga. May kasama pang plastic.

        1. How can you be sure that in less than 30 mins, this so-called-aldub hits 25M tweets? Morning pa lang may mga nagtutweet na ng walang katuturan. May maitweet lang, ihahashtag pa ang aldub. Now talk about pathetic. Pssssh

        2. Whitelighter11, basa po ng maigi. yung 25M 24 hours po yun. di 30 mins. Ang 30mins na sinasabie yung airtime ng AlDub.

      3. Dear Aldub fans,

        May pag asa pa po ang Pilipinas, kayo yun, imagine nyo ang power ng 26 million tweets, pwede nyo i-convince ang mga mas competent leaders na tumakbo sa darating na election at hindi natin kailangan mamili sa 3 options na kagaya ni Binay, Grace Poe and Mar. Pwede nyo ma convince ang mga leader na makakapag paunlad ng bayan natin kagaya ni Gibo,Bongbong, Bayani Fernando, Duterte at iba pa. May magagawa kayo, yung internet nyo gamitin nyo din sa research kung ano nagawa ng mga taong yan, di lang Facebook at Twitter ang silbi ng internet. Mag research kayo ng mga achievements ng mga kandidato kasi ang laki ng influence na kaya nyong gawin sa magiging future ng bansa natin. Mas marami pa tayong magagawa bukod sa magpa good vibes.

        1. Are you saying those people tweeting from the other side or should i say not Aldub fun ay hindi pag-asa ng bayan… So why pointing out this issues to those who like Aldub??? Hindi ako pala comment or either using tweeter… I dont have that… Pero ung one sidedness of this article(khit na she’s pointing a valid reason) and those who comment againts this… Common’ we have the shallowness of our own…hindi lang ang mga Aldub fans… kung sinu ang sikat yun ang hihilahin pababa… At yan ang totoo… Yan ang ngyayari… As always…

        2. Now, you are saying that aldub fans can make a difference….aldub fans ang inaasahang gumawa ng isa pang kasaysayan sa pilipinas? you might not be in the right track but as the name states, “aldub” fans kaya we only have one thing in common which is alden/maine. on the other side of the story, we may not share the same beliefs in politics, economy, social and environmental concerns. Can you please decipher your real issue at hand?

      4. ang aldub hindi po manufactured yan,,,tao po ang naglabel jan hindi ang eat bulaga,,hindi po inilabas ang aldub as a loveteam agad agad,,,kusa lang pong nabuo yan,,

        ang eat bulaga po gumawa sila ng benefit concert sa phil arena kung saan sa paggawa ng library mapupunta ang kikitain,,,at nagamit yang aldub sa pagtulong sa kapwa hndi lng sa pagpataas ng rating ng gma,,

        hindi po ibigsabihin na kapag nanonood at sumusubaybay at tagahanga ka ng aldub ay wala ka na ring pake sa mga pangyayari sa bansa,,,tandaan nyo ang social media anjan na lahat,,,may entertainment may tungkol din sa issues tungkol sa bansa,,,so mali na iconclude na ang aldub natioon puro aldub lang ang inaatupag at wala na silang pake sa bansa…

        “Filipinos, have become lazy and could not be bothered doing their own research about what is really going on around them. This is why it is easy to feed people with propaganda and even easier to distract them with entertainment”–pero hindi tama na isolate ang aldub bilang isang bagay na tanging nagdudulot nito sa mga filipino dahil sikat sila ngayon,,,bakit di nyo gawan lahat ng sikat n loveteam ng ganitong article at sabihin nyo rin na ang loveteam nila ay sanhi para madistract ang mga filipino sa mga nangyayari sa bansa,,,masyadong binobomba ng article n to ang aldub….

        pwede nyo naman sabihin na magkaisa ang mga filipino tulad ng aldub nation nang hindi pinalalabas na ang aldub walang kwenta..

        ang aldub nation marami yan,,,pero hindi yan kabuuan ng populasyon ng pilipinas…kaya ang dapat sabihin sa article na to “mga filipino gawin natin ang ginawa ng aldub nation,,,gawin natin silang inspirasyon,,,magkaisa tayo tungkol sa mga issue ng bansa na kailangan ng atensyon”<< na hindi na kailangan ibaba ang tingin sa aldub

      5. Alam mong ang tsunami ay tunay na nangyayari in the world anytime, any place…. its a big wave that environment doesnt normally do… so is with people..people are just like seas or oceans

        by the time it hits your concern, its the same as your house being flooded…
        now that the aldub tidal wave is true happening, you cannot simply tell that shallow waters just caused it… theres volcanic eruptions deep in the waters….thats happening

        and that eruptions deep inside were caused by Eat Bulaga’s openness to art and the artists they chose as well…..

        criticism and praises are just part of the road they take and so are we at the same scenario…in a smaller wave

    1. Salamat “EAT BULAGA” Dahil sa pinagkaloob mo sa aming kasiyahan sa loob lamang po ng “30MINUTES”

      30minutes lang makalimutan ang problema ng ating bansa, 30minutes lang mapasaya mo ang mga may sakit, 30minutes lang mapa ngiti mo si lolot si lola, 30 minutes lang makapagbigay kilig at tuwa sa ating mga pilipinong manunuod, 30minutes lang lahat ng nasa ibang bansa napapawi ang kalungkutan na malayo sa piling ng mga mahal niya sa buhay, 30 minutes lang mapasaya mo ang isang taong nasawi sa pag ibig at dahil sa #ALDUB nakapag move on siya, 30 minutes lang kahit walakang kasintahan napapalubag mo angpuso ng isang tao, 30minutes lang lahat ng mga online kabataan ay sumusunod sa payo ni LOLA, 30 minutes lang hindi lang sa pilipinas hangang sa buong mundo naging ISA ang aming PUSO, ang aming PAMILYA maging mayaman or mahirap at Ginagabayan ang lahat ng pilipino ng ating poong maykapal dahil sa “PAGMAMAHAL sa ISAT ISA” at dahil sa “EAT BULAGA” “TVJ””EB PRODUCTIONS and STAFF” nabuo ang “UNITED #ALDUB NATIONS” na kahit sinomang Love Team Hindi na MABUBURA ang 25.6M na tagasubaybay… hindi nadin mawawala sa aming puso, ang tuwa, ang kilig, at ang sobrang luha ng kagalakan… na na idulot sa aming buhay sa loob lamang po ng 30minutes sana huwag po ninyo itong ipagkait sa amin, at respetohin ninyo din kami bilang isang pilipino at tiga subaybay ng #ALDUB dahil kung wala kaming mga online kabataan at mga magulang, sinung mag gaguide sa aming isipan at ng aming mga musmus na anak; at kamiy nag papasalamat dahil sa ‘EAT BULAGA since 36 years” dulot ay SAYA, KILIG, ARAL, RESPETO, PAG ASA at PAGMAMAHAL sa PAMILYA..

      Mabuhay ang UNITED #ALDUB NATIONS” “To God BE The GLORY”

      “UNITED ALDUB NATIONS” ANNOUNCEMENT

      Twitter EXECUTIVES Acknowledged
      ALDUB as ” GLOBAL PHENOMENON”
      25.6M is REAL ORGANIC TWEETS

      Calling: Online Marketing Communities
      Continue Recognizing and Support
      Our Online Sensations
      Princess Maine Mendoza
      more commercials : )

      “THERE will BE another RECORD on DECEMBER”
      We Will FULL Support That Month to Break That Record : )
      Congratulations In Advance

      By: UNITED International Online Communities..
      ON behalf of International Online Maketing Federations

      1. Then after 30 minutes back to reality and your misirable existence.kagaya ng iboboto mong kandidato it takes less than 30 minutes to write there name on paper. But it takes 6 years to suffer

        1. Ms. Ilda and Mr. Naked_snake, can you tell us what kind of television show do you watch? and can you tell us if that show that you’ve been watching are helpful to our government or to our countrymen? and in what way?

      2. That’s what 5 year old kids say when they have homework, they play. So, I think you’re also a kid who can’t handle reality.

    2. this article…need more improvement your questioning people addiction to shallow tv show or this aldub.didnt you know what people get from here “happiness” “hope” “2hrs peace of mind” forgetting hardest life of every simple people that our government official giving us that our government real problem.2hrs of each people get from this shallow show or people and tgen you want us to focus no diverting? people get tired to this government people whos sitting there in posistion and we need divertio n and are you lost your sense of humour dont you feel at peace watching shallow tv show even for 30mins in your daily life? life in philippines are more harder and we know it we feel it but cant you let us smile and be happy for what we get watching.we maybe laughing watching shallow tv show but we more than you aware whats happening in our country. some of us are using data we load our mobile to be happy are you expecting us to load mobile to shout out “hey life is hard” atleast we wanted to see goodthing we wanted to feel happiness in just hour or minutes in our daily lfe that we get from this shallow show..put yourself in the common people first before writting an article maybe you get smarter putting your shoes in our place.watching shallow show we not make us brainless but other way round atleast it make laugh to energised and recharge and most especially make us see thats theres still things aside the poverty,traffic,currupt official..that there still make us want to be pilipino that theres still shallow show/loveteam that people around the world know and its simple thing that no need money no need rally no need hardthings to be part of but to be happy in just 2hrs or 30mins in our daily life.

      1. Let’s do a simple math, Eat Bulaga (or any noontime show) shows for 2 hours 6 days a week, every month, and every year, Eat Bulaga has been around since 1979, that’s 36 years all in all. 2 hrs x 6 days x 4 weeks x 12 months x 36 years = 20,736 hours or 2.365 years or 28.38 months or 864 days. That’s just an approximation since there’s holy week and some circumstances that they can’t air or we switch channels, but still, that’s how long we’ve been fed with much BS just by that show alone, and maybe kick in some stupidity multiplier to the majority of poor-thinkers eating that. You’re maybe 1-5% of the educated here in PH who watches these shows that can the differentiate between crap and not. You’re not bettering the Filipino people if you’re defending them just because these shows make you and them happy, we have so much happiness going on around already, we’ve already crossed the line of being complacent of what’s given to us, and made us sensitive every time our taste is in question. We deserve better than these kind of shows.

        A quote from one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Elon Musk:

        “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that… you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve.”

        So apply that to the 20,736 or 2.3 yrs stated above, think of what we can or what we may have accomplished in that duration instead of wasting a minute or so for these so called “happiness”, and think hard and long where this “happiness” got us after 36 yrs.

      2. at hindi mababayaran ng ano mang salapi at saya at kapanatagan ng loob na naidudulot ng aldub tandem…kung kayo hindi pa ninyo natatagpuan yan, aba, mabahala kayo kasi nagma manifest na sa mga comments ninyo ang hatred, indifference at kayabangan…..

  2. Unfortunately, Filipinos use the Information Technology to dumb themselves more. They use the TV medium, not to educate and inform themselves; but; as an Escapist medium, to go to their own “fantasy world”.

    Their realities are dismal; to escape in the “fantasy world”…is like making the fantasy into reality.

    There is no hope for the nation. It is a dysfunctional country, populated by dysfunctional people.

    1. Si joey de leon umiiyak sa simpleng opinyon ng isang tao. Isa o dalawa lang ang tweet ni Lea pero sunud sunod ang bira at parinig ni joey. Grow up old dog, antanda tanda mo parang bata ka pa rin makipag-away. Humiga ka na lang sa pera mo at hayaan mo si Lea sa gusto niyang sabihin.

      1. True. Napansin ko rin yan pagiging defensive ni Joey De Leon. Can he truly defend each and every time he read/hear bad comments against their newly found fame? When it’s not even directly hinted at their pot of gold, his being defensive is truly a sign of his backward aging. As for this article, thank you for not being afraid to say your thoughts even knowing many (perhaps the 20m fans of the out of nowehere loveteam) will take this against you for sure. I hope Filipinos will stop being defensive and sensitive. Instead open their eyes because natutulog na tayo sa kangkungan honestly. In no time, all countries around us will have us eat their dust. Why not focus on how we can improve as Filipino citizens diba? If we lack discipline, start practicing discipline. The change wont take overnight, but if they start fixing their eyes on what can make them better citizens, they will see results. It’s a chain effect. Anyways. I need to focus on my work. Such a good read. Thank you for this post.

        1. it is not for us to solve the problems of this country cause the means and the money are with the corrupt politicians of this country, remember hanggang voting day lang ang kayang gawin ng taong bayan, so why do you conclude watching shallow tv shows will cause watchers their downfall? remember aldub is only 2 months old

        2. Linda,

          “It is not for us to solve the problems of this country cause the means and the money are with the corrupt politicians of this country.”

          Well, how do you argue with that kind of attiude? You don’t, so just sit back and watchh the country sink deeper in the sewer of its own creation.

          Aeta

        3. Being an irresponsible escapist eh linda? Isn’t it very obvious that the more you watch stupid shows like your telebasura the more you vote unwisely because you only base your vote to someone who is as famous as your favorite artista instead of their humble credentials?

        4. Are you for real Linda? Hindi “natin” responsibilidad ang lutasin ang problema ng bayan? I don’t know which universe you came from but obviously, too much TV has caused your brain to deteriorate. Napaka iresponsable ng sagot mo!

          Let’s take your example on the only day you mentioned that the people can do something: Election day.

          The 2016 election is only 7 months away, and yet you don’t see people, especially the masses, interested in reviewing the qualifications of our so-called candidates. They don’t even demand what these candidates’ platforms are. Instead, they are too busy watching garbage TV shows, because it’s more of “pampa-good vibes” and “less stress”. They are engulfed in this happy fantasy, and yet our nation continue to suffer because of political and social issues. Tawag dyan, escapism!

          Nagpapakasaya ka sa TV shows mo kahit na alam mong bukas pagpasok mo sa trabaho, susuungin mo na naman ang matinding traffic sa EDSA. Nagpapakasaya ka kahit alam mong maraming tao ang nagugutom. Anong point ng kasiyahan mo kung maraming problemang nakapaligid sa’yo?

          Anyway, balik sa topic ng election. And because these people have not prepared for this VERY IMPORTANT DAY, they will simply vote for the most famous name they know, although they have not studied if this person deserves the position to lead an entire nation to progress. Ending, mediocre leader na naman, with not even the slightest intent of improving the current sorry state of our poor country, but more of keeping the power for themselves.

          Tapos paulit-ulit yan. Dahil di ka na naman satisfied sa nangyayari sa bansa, tatakas ka sa mga basura mong TV shows at magpapakasaya. Pag-dating ulit ng eleksyon, wala ka pa ring natutunan. It’s a viscious cycle.

          Now prove me wrong that dumb TV shows will not cause the downfall of the people, more so of our nation.

        5. Thanks, Ilda, for your write-up on the Aldub show and the condition of the Filipino people.

          I am doing a research on how Filipinos all of them know about the good laws made by their legislature and local government officials, and of course in particular personnels in the executive and judicial branches of the government; but they all of them do not observe these legal impositions which are for the good and advancement of their country.

          I am absolutely sure that there are laws and rules and regulations against government workers from the top to the bottom to not be engaged in other undertakings which entail conflict of interest like doing business activities, or for example like accepting contracts to do commercials on radio and tv and print media outlets — etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…

          What I like very much is to invite you to give your attention and endeavor to namely: collect all the laws and rules and regulations of the country which are not at all observed by the Filipino people, and no one is doing anything about it, like for example, if I am not mistaken, in my neighborhood the city government passed a rule about the street where I am living at: that the whole street is a no parking zone, and the regulation is published and made known to all the people who live and do business at or visit this street regularly, but you know what, the parking by motorists of their cars and other vehicles is still being done, and it is just five minutes walk to and from the city hall.

          Please collect all the laws and rules and regulations which all Filipinos know or should know, and still they do not observe them and the government does not do anything about it.

          That is a good contribution you can give for the cause of the Filipino nation, in that then they will realize that with such an attitude it is unavoidable that the Philippines will always be an in-efficient country: and do something real about it.

          And, please forgive me, then foreigners visiting and staying long in your country, they will know what laws and rules and regulations need not be observed in the Philippines, and they need not worry about it.

        1. how dare you, what do you mean by watching shallow tv shows? remember you are one against the 20plus million who tweeted for aldub, you mean you want us to watch foreign violent movies? watch abs cbn shows which encourage teenage love and sometimes promote kissing on the big screen? watch political rumbles,u know, even politicians themselves do not care for all the things you enumerated cause they only care for their pockets. . .

        2. @Linda:

          This is the problem of Filipinos. They put all their Trust on this Politicians. We, are the people. This is our government. If this Politicians, do as they want to do; including: scam us; steal from us; exploit us; etc…it is happening, because we allow them.

          As Rizal had stated: “There are no Tyrants, where there are no Slaves…”

          Pitch in and help to better our country. It is everyones’ responsibility.

        3. @008Hayden007Toro9999.99, exactly po di’ba? yung mga ganyang klaseng response e nagiging patunay sa punto ng article na’to.

          It’s really sad.

    2. 006Toro007Hayden99999.99-Please do not lose hope. Another phenomenon happened just recently. A simple but meaningful movie -Heneral Luna made waves. I think patriotic people – movie-goers, made this happen. You could sense the feeling of sadness and consternation inside the theatre when Heneral Luna said ” Ang kaaway ng Pilipino ay kapwa Pilipino.” With the help of media, social sites will definitely change the dysfunctional Filipino.

      1. @Jun Y. Viray:

        Everybody has to pitch in, the “Bayanihan Spirit of Filipinos” must be revived, and put into good use.

        It is a Spirit within us, that can be utilized to better ourselves and the country.

        Okay, I’ll keep my finger crossed…

    3. @006Toro007Hayden99999.99
      so youre one of the disfunctional people?disfunctional lng mali pa spelling mo.magiging disfunctional nga ang pilipinas kung dadami ang mga katulad mong judgemental.disfunctional na agadagad if natuwa ang taong bayan and express their happiness through twitter?you should check yourself man.nanlalabo na ang yong judgement.bigyan mo ng salamin para luminaw.

      1. @jabez mallari

        My fingers just slip…so I misspelled the word: “dysfunctional”. I am not a dysfunctional person. I am just rushing to blog. I have to go to work.

        I never have been Judgmental. I am just telling the truth. You, yourself is judgmental. Did you ever commit mistake?

        I have a good job, here in the U.S. Person with a good job, here in the U.S. , can be judgmental. But, I am not.

        1. @bash66:

          It is thru the Blogs, that we can feel the beat of the nation’s heart. We can participate in the discussions. Tagalog, English, Taglish, etc… whatever ways you can…do it…misspelling can be accepted. I misspelled some words,also. Bad grammar is accepted. No English grammar school teacher to grade us.

          Aquino and his cahoot YellowTards cannot discuss well, in this Blogsite. So, they point out , your smallest mistakes.

        2. see?if this blog was on twitter and the title is about what you called relevant issues,this couldve been trending right now.but bec the mere intentions of the author is to dismantle a show bec its obvious shes being biased.shallow is a very hurtful word for the people like us who just find time to relax a bit and enjoy the breaktime or relaxing moment during non working days with the family.so am i judgemental here?

        3. Forget it, 886Hayden007Toro999.999. You’re wasting your time on this jabez mallari; she can’t understand what you’re saying because she’s fantasizing about her favorite Pinoy t.v. shows.

      2. I can’t believe you tried to correct somebody’s spelling of a word, yet you can’t even spell it right. And you did it several times, for what, to show how “smart” you are?

        It’s D-Y-S-functional.

        Try to search it you butthurt FAILipino. If you can’t handle the truth, you are free to leave this blog.

    4. so OA mo nmn.. does it make you intelligent commenting like this..this people who tweeted expressed joy.. it seem like you want every tweet to change the world.. aldubnation make a change in their own lives.. it made them happy.. so leave them alone..

      you watch the news also..what do you do after? you educated and informed yourself then what? what change have you done?

    5. Sayang walang like dto para malaman king cno pinapaboran ko at ano ang tamang paliwanag dto.like ko ang paliwanag mo dto.

  3. TV escapism is ok in small doses, like eating popcorn at a movie, but no one in their right mind serves popcorn at the family evening meal.
    it seems social media and certain unreal parts of the internet – like porn and online gambling – are gradually replacing the zombie mindlessness of TV.

    I need real people in my life with whom I can relate to, for advice, for company, for knowledge and inspiration. Thank God there are still a few of those around, and some, like the poet farmer and mystic Wendell Berry (“What Are People For?”)
    who can capture the moment and transcend it just by the written word.
    Even in the darkest times, hope still lingers.

    1. Tell a European that GoT is overrated and he will respect your opinion, tell a Filipino that Aldub is corny and Joey de Leon will ask you a million reasons why you don’t watch aldub.

      That old dog should just stay classy, shut up, take the profits of eat bulaga and let people tweet what they want to tweet. Aldub fans have demonized anne curtis and jobert sucaldito just because of their personal opinions and now lea salonga just because they work for channel 2? So shallow indeed.

      1. @archie,

        And what does that tell you about our people? Filipinos do not like hearing the “Brutal Truth” about their culture and their people, because it will dispel whatever notion they have formed in their heads that they’re the most articulate English speakers, educated, talented, and socially sophisticated (“sosyal”) Asian in the whole Far East (with the exception of Australia).

        I believe this resilient attitude is what Filipinos call “Pinoy Pride.” The problem with “Pinoy Pride” is it is based on “individualism” (Kanya-kanyang diskarte) and not toward selflessness–and unity–for the good of the whole country.

        This is the reason why the Philippines is ‘Focked Up’ as a nation. Its people are exercising their individual “Pinoy Pride” to serve their own interests and it ends up clashing with other Filipinos’ “Pinoy Pride.”

        Therefore, “Pinoy Pride”; or, the other brain-washing slogan, “Proud To Be a Filipino,” is stupid and useless at its best, and dangerous and country-destructive at its worst.

        Aeta

        1. I agree with everything you said except for resilient. Resilient is a positive word standing up for what is right and doing what should be done. What this aldub nation show is narrow-mindedness, stupidity, anarchy and pure bullshit waste of energy for nothing.

        2. @archie,

          Was it you or Alex who said that we Filipinos are resilient—resilient in ways that we refuse to change for the better, because we are too lazy or resistant to change our stupid ways? I think I’ve said those things in my own words.

          Aeta

  4. Hay naku Ms. Ilda, let the shallow people have their downfall. Since they don’t really care about anything other than aldub and pastillas girl, let their brains rot with dumbness. Heard about the bullies on Lea Salonga’s tweet? Joey de Leon and his arse of minions are acting like wimpy babies who can’t take simple opinion and criticism. Todo promote si Joey dahil kumikita ang eat bulaga sa kabobohan ng mga kababayan natin. Aldubnation is more like an aldubanarchy, wag kang magsalita ng masama sa aldub kung hindi ay papatayin ka sa social media.

    1. Bakit ung konti kasiyahan ng nararamdamn ng ibang tao lalo na ofw e pinagkakait nio pa. Ordinaryo mamayan lang kmi,problema na bansa hindi nmim mababago yan kung ung namamahalan e walang ibang alam kundi ibulsa ang buwis na binabayad ng pilipino. Kahit kami ofw e ngaun pinagdidiskatahan. Ang ikakaunlad ng bansa eh dapat magmula kung sino ang namamahala ng pilipinas. Kabobohan ba maitatawaga na kmi mga ofw dun lang kumukuha ng good vibes para harapin ang hirap na nararamdaman namin dito. Makapagsalita akala mo nmn ang galing mo. Since umalis ako jan sa pinas waka ng pinagbago para lalo pa nga lumalala eh. Hays talino mo teng. Nakakasakit ka na sa pananalita mo.

      1. Jing,

        “Ordinaryo mamayan lang kmi,problema na bansa hindi nmim mababago yan kung ung namamahalan e walang ibang alam kundi ibulsa ang buwis na binabayad ng pilipino.”

        Remember there are more ordinary people than there are elites in the Philippines. The problem with ordinary Filipinos (there is no longer such thing as “ordinaryong mamamayan” among Filipinos–especially as an OFW) is their self-serving (kanya-kanya) and aristocratic (hambog) attitude, that keep them from uniting together to change the country, as they busy themselves pursuing their ‘individual’ goals.

        ” Ang ikakaunlad ng bansa eh dapat magmula kung sino ang namamahala ng pilipinas.”

        This is the biggest and most common (bullshit) excuse of all. The move towards rebuilding the nation has to come from all levels in the Philippines—from the poorest Filipino to the president of the country—not just from Filipinos in power.

        “Kabobohan ba maitatawaga na kmi mga ofw dun lang kumukuha ng good vibes para harapin ang hirap na nararamdaman namin dito.”

        You’re an OFW because you’ve joined the ranks of Filipinos who have a growing ‘consumer mentality’ in the country, that our government and Chinese-Filipinos businesses (who own the products and services you seek) would gladly obliged to provide for you. In the meantime, you’re making it harder for the poorer sectors of our country to try to keep up with the rising cost of living because of the country’s elites, Balikbayans, OFWs, and tourist growing buying power.

        “Since umalis ako jan sa pinas waka ng pinagbago para lalo pa nga lumalala eh.”

        And that is exactly what our oligarchs (politicians and big businesses) want you to do. Leave the country but send your hard-earned money at home to fatten their bank accounts.

        These are the truth, whether you want to accept them or not.

        Aeta

      2. What do you mean “konting” kasiyahan? This is not “konti”. People are actually devoting too much of their time on this. I’m not saying not to watch it, I’m just saying that they should also devote time on serious issues.

        Just because you are away from the Philippines, it doesn’t mean you cannot do your part in raising awareness about serious issues too. If you can help Aldub become popular, surely, you can help serious issues become popular.

        1. @Ilda,

          These Filipinos are just making excuses not to make the change. Yes, change is painful; but, the ‘thought’ of making those change is even more painful. I called this ‘learned-helplessness’ or the ‘Victim Mentality.’

          Aeta

        2. ang daming magagaling ang daming matatalino, ok cg kayo na ang bida kc matataas pinagaralan nyo ,kung ganun bkit kayo nakikisawsaw sa gustong gawin ng ibang tao?bkit yang snasabi nyo ba na dapat ifocus ng tao sa more relevant issues ang time nila ay makakatulong sa bansa?,di ba nga matagal ng gnawa yan ng taong bayan? ngpeople power at kung ano anong power pa may nangyari ba?bkit di kayong mga matatalino at educated daw ang manguna?wag nyo kami pakialamn sa gusto nmng gawin dahil kung kami magutom ala din nmn kayo pakialam eh.aldub lng pala eh shallowness lng pala eh bkit pinagkakainteresan nyo?dahil shallow lng din kayo na iba nga lng ang lvl,mga hypocrite.kayong mga nasa upper lvl daw ang mahilig makisawsaw sa usaping mababaw.bkit noong ngtrend at naging #1 ang iisang foreign band sa twitter meron kayo nasabi?wala di ba kc foreigner,kapwa nyo pinoy kinakayakaya nyong pakialaman ang gusto as if nmn kaya nyo manduhan ang gusto ng tao.BKIT??? KAYO NGBABAYAD NG ELECTRICTY AT INTERNET BILLS NILA?kung taga abs cbn kaya ang magtrend? meron din kaya kayong issue?palagay ko wala, ngpapahalata lng kayo na bayaran and beside mind your own business dahil di naminbkit kayo pinakikialaman,c miss Leah Salonga she was my idol too ,nadismaya ako sa kanya dahil at her status she stooped down her level dun sa cnasabi nyong shallow people,bkit? kc taga abs-cbn xa,if di kaya xa trabahador ng abs mgcocomment kaya yan ng ganyan? i dont think so,sasabihin nya lng “i dont care” dahil sosyal xa.see? masyado kayong double standard,kapag ang common tao ngingay sa alang kwentang bagay para sa inyo taas agad kilay nyo.but if the common tao magingay kc ang nfa ay mabaho or kulang ang supply ng tubig or ang tax ng ofw at boxes ay pinakikialaman meron ba kayong reactions?WALA!!! bec sabi nga ng isang tao ngcomment jan sa taas,kanya kanya tyong interest ,pansariling interest lng ang pinakkialaman.masyado kayo ngmamagaling. o e di kayo ang mgtweet ng 26m at itala sa record ng twitter yang cnasabi nyong hindi shallow na usapin .di nyo kayang gawin dahil ala nmn talaga kayong pakialam di ba?so why make a big fuzz about what shallow people did on twitter?kung ala kayo maibigay wag nyo na subukin pang alisin ang konting kasiyahan ng iba.wala kyong pakialam!!!

        3. There are other important & serious issues, sabi mo nga ho, so why even bother putting YOUR time & energy writing about AlDub? Huwag po masyadong assuming, porket biglang sikat ng AlDub & they gained 25,6M tweets in 24hrs, it means people are ONLY devoting their time on them? Ano po source niyo, that Filipino living abroad doesn’t do anything to raise awareness about other issues? Hindi ho ba puedeng, it so happend that millions of Filipino are currently appreciating a common show pero that doesn’t mean these people aren’t into other important issues. Some of them are reacting on political issues, some on religious and so on BUT when it comes to entertainment/showbiz issues these millions of people are becomming as ONE, enjoying while supporting ONE show. Kayo ho ba ma’m doesn’t have any means of relaxation? hobbies? Ni minsan hindi ba kayo nag-tweet about “not so serious issue”? Kanya-kanya tayo ng trip, nagkataon lang na iisa ang trip na show ng milyon-milyong Pilipino kaya milyon-milyon din ang tweet.

          Have you even REALLY watched that particular segment of the show? Kasi aside from the kilig and pabebewave, kapansin-pansin yung values na tinuturo ng characters. Is “pagmamano sa nakakatanda” shallow? Is chivalry or preservance not classy? Is teaching to be strong & stand up high after a “pagsubok” not serious enough for people to tweet about?

          Do you ma’m have a daughter, son, pamangkins, younger siblings? Don’t you want for the girls to experience the right “panliligaw” & the respect it comes along with it? Don’t you want to be proud of the boys, them being able to show gentleness, sincerity & respect? Kaya nga mapa babae o barako (as they call themselves) matanda o bata, na-appreciate ang show.

          Loads of FUN and KILIG, yes no doubt about it BUT the AldubNation are also raising awareness of the lost Filipino VALUES and TRADITION and it deserves every 25,6 M tweets and not the least RESPECT from every true FILIPINO.

          Kaya HO ma’m, with all the respect, kung ayaw niong tumawa, ayaw niong kiligin, ayaw niong matuto or ituro sa iba ang Filipino Values & Traditions, then don’t give your time & energy writing articles like this coz as you’ve mentioned there are other serious issues to raise so why don’t you just do that? RESPECT!

        4. Si Jabez Mallari, pabebe girl. “Wala kayong pakialam sa gusto namin!”

          Kung gusto mong manatili sa kangkungan, mag-isa ka! Ang point, kailangan mabuksan ang mata at isip ng masa na kung kaya nilang magkaisa at magpa-trending ng mga bagay tulad ng Aldub, kaya din nilang magkaisa to “rebuild this nation”.

          Period, yun ang issue. Kung di mo pa rin maintindihan dahil napakaliit ng kukote mo, sige pakasaya ka sa kababawan mo. Sana lang, wag ng dumami ang mga tulad mo!

        5. For those pro “kababawan”

          What makes you think you are right on your judgement and criticize the viewers for their choices of shows to watch?

          There are 24 hours in one day and the shows run for just 2-3 hours to say VIEWERS waste too much time and ignore other important issues in life is a wrong judgement.

          What exactly you did or contribute for the Philippines that give you the right to accused these viewers that they are not doing any contribution to their country?

          You do not know the million followers life status & level of intelectual. No one has the right to call anyone “mababaw” moreso to generelized is unfair and discriminating.

          A man of principle reacts on any accusations that has no good value and baseless. If some viewers commented against the person who started it all it is because they feel hurt and not because it is true.

        6. @Rigtheous,

          Your self-rigtheousness, denial, and pride, in defending the shallow viewers of the Philippines, are the reasons why the culture is focked up. Stop making excuses.

          Aeta

        7. mababaw at “MALI” ang pananaw na ginagamit ni ms Lida. Hindi komo marami ang fans and viewers ng ALDUB e hindi na nila ginagampanan ang ibang mga bagay….sure wrong and reckless judgement ka dito….hindi mo naman nakikita every hour life nila.

          kung merong “downfall” ka na tinatawag e dun ito nag-eexist sa panahon ng election hindi sa panahon ng kasikatan ng mga showbiz entertainers

          nandun ang downfall sa maling pagpili ng mga tao sa kandidato at hindi matapat na panunungkulan ng mga naihalal…..as simple as that

          nung lumabas ang ALDUB, 2 years ago na naiboto na ng mga tao ang mga nanunungkulan ngayon…. kung anumang problema ng bansa natin ngayon e hindi mo pwedeng isisi sa TV viewers….so you’re barking at the wrong tree in your view

      3. I’m also an OFW, and an ordinary citizen, but I do not agree with your statement regarding the current situation of majority of the Filipinos. Though Mr. Archie’s comment were rather harsh, it rings true of what really happened, and is happening right now in our country.

        We are supposedly a democratic nation, and we are proud at being one, where every freedom is availed, and sometimes abused by us.

        We are aware that many of our current and past elected national and local leaders are self-interested and mired in corruption scandals, and yet, we still elect them or their families and others like them, over and over again!

        If we can do 25 million tweets for our favorite aldub, then what is hindering us to elect true leaders with broad strategic vision for our country, and with the guts to enforce the letters and the spirit of our Constitution?

        We also realized that the current political, economic, social and moral situation of our country is worse than before we left for work abroad. And yet, we do nothing but instead blame the very leaders that we ourselves elected!

        If we can do 25 million tweets for our favorite aldub, what is hindering us to discuss political, economic, social and moral issues that is more relevant and very critical right now in our country?

        If we can use our freedom of expression to at least do some “quality discussions” regarding the very dire situation in our country, we can realize the most applicable solutions for our nation’s ills.

        If we can use our freedom to elect whomever we want to lead us, then we can at least do so by doing some research regarding the “character, past merits and proposed vision of the candidates”, and balancing them against our desired future and the future of our children.

        If there should be a Pinoy Pride, let it be that we are very self-interested in the bright future of our country as a whole, and the future success of our children and grandchildren in particular.

        But if our wish is for the next generation to suffer our ignominy, then let all good and loving advice fall on deaf ears. To describe the Romans of his time, Juvenal, a Roman satirical poet said, “Panem et Circenses”.

      4. “Ordinaryo mamayan lang kmi,problema na bansa hindi nmim mababago yan kung ung namamahalan e walang ibang alam kundi ibulsa ang buwis na binabayad ng pilipino.”
        Oh failipinos. Always playing the victim card when it is us who can make this country change. You’re just like those ants from A Bug’s Life. They always let the grasshoppers eat their hard-earned food because they think that’s life and they are too coward to make the latter get lost.

        1. Domo, simulan mo sa sarili mo. Tama na ang puro salita. Practice what you preach. Kung wala ka man din lang ginawa buong araw kundi ang tumunganga sa harap ng kompyuter sa loob ng airconditioned mong kwarto habang nag-aabang nang mga comments sa site na to sabay laro ng kompyuter games, eh mag dahan-dahan ka sa pananalita mo.

      5. Di naman pinagdadamot ang inyong kasiyahan sa panunuod ng AlDub. Ang sinasabi sa article is mababaw ang mga nanunuod. Opinion lang po ito ng Author. Mas lalo tuloy nagiging mababaw ang mga fans ng AlDub pag may mga article na ganito lang react na agad. Ubos na nga oras sa kakatweet tungkol sa AlDub tapos may oras pa magreact sa mga articles na ganito. Nanunuod din po ako ng AlDub pero di naman ako die-hard na mamamatay para lang sa kanila.

    2. @archie

      I didn’t realise Joey encouraged bullying her or didn’t do anything to discourage the bullies. That’s not something a mature person would do. That’s just pathetic.

        1. Why would Joey make a big deal about Lea’s tweet in the first place? She didn’t even mention Aldub in her original tweet.

        2. Naku @jabez mallari, ang liit talaga ng kukote mo ano? Pinagtatanggol nyo na ang Aldub nagtuturo ng magandang kaugalian, pero ang mismong host ng show nyo, eh hindi marunong gumalang.

          Balik ka na ulit sa kangkungan, abangan mo ang Aldub at si Joey.

    3. tama tama hahaha, dapat kasi chill lang, lahat na problema sinisi na sa aldub..porke dami lng nagtweet.aruy tao nga nmn, pati kasiyahan kinokontra…
      may kanya kanya po taung socialsite na acct.meaning personal yun,kahit anu po gustu nating gawin pede..waglang lalabag sa batas..
      sa ilang oras na kasiyahan dami ng apektado hahaha…

  5. Instead of making it kalye-serye, could they make it MRT-serye? Different MRT station per day. Para naman included ang MRT sa trending. They have their kilig at the same time exposing what is going on sa MRT.

  6. Wala namang kwentang makialam sa mga national issues, kasi bilang simpleng mamamayan di naman pakikinggan…. Ang amin lang, natutuwa kami sa ginagawa namin kasi lakas maka-good vibes… You describe it as SHALLOW peru ang saya at tuwa na dulot nito ay walang katumbas na halaga… Ikaw nga nakinabang ka din kasi sa naglaan ka pa ng oras para mag sulat tungkol sa kanila…. Ung mga national issues na yan, i-asa na nagin yan sa pamahalaan kaya andiyan sila, niluklok at siniswelduhan natin para sila gumama ng kanilang mga takdang-aralin!

    1. At kaya natutuwa ang mga corrupt at mga buwayang politiko dahil walang ginagawa ang simpleng mamamayan. Simple ka nga, simpleton mag-isip at tinatanggap lang ang lahat ng binibigay ng local media. Gamitin mo ang brain mo dude, di ka uunlad sa aldubforever mo pero kung kakalampagin mo ang mga buwaya sa gobyerno gaganda ang bansa natin. Mangarap ka naman na maging next singapore ang pinas nagholding hands lang yung dalawang eat bulaga puppet e buo na ang araw mo. Masyado kasi kayong nakikinig kay joey e sila lang naman sa eat bulaga ang yumayaman sa advertisers hindi yung mga fans.

      1. ikaw nasubukan mo na mangalampag?bat di ka manguna?bkit porke nkikialdub xa brainless na?ganito lng kasimple yan,lahat ng sitwasyon ilagay nyo sarili nyo ha.ikaw like mo manduhan ka at tawaging brainless dahil lang naaliw ka sa isang event or isang bagay?di ba sabi nga kung meron kang gustong gawin manguna ka and see if people will follow you,swerte ka,kung wala aba di manahimik ka at wag na makialam sa bagay na di mo kayang bawalan.mahirap ba yun?oh di ba aminin napkadami nang columnist at mga ngpupumilit na baguhin system gamit ang media meron ba nagawa?wala din,ikaw cg umpisahan mo magbago baka sakaling mabago din takbo ng buhay mo,as simpleton as that.wag masyado manginsulto na parang kayo lng ang may brain.

      2. Help! So sir/madam ano ang maipapayo mo sa tulad ko na mababaw? Na gustong manuod ng Aldub pagkauwi galing sa trabaho. NOTE: Nagbabayad po ako ng tamang buwis (voluntary po eto, kasi International Org. ang pinag-tatrabahuhan ko). Tumitigil po ako sa aking ginagawa kapag ipinapatugtog ang Lupang Hinirang. Naglilingkod ng tapat sa employer ko (sa katunayan medyo marami-rami na din akong mga bansang napuntahan, dahil ipinapadala ako ng aming opisina). Ibinabalik ko po ang sobrang sukli ni mamang tsuper. Pinupulot ko po ang mga mumunting basura na aking madaanan. Ibinibigay ko din naman ang aking upuan sa MRT kung may babae o matanda na pasahero. Ipinagmamalaki ko din naman ang kultura at mga gawang Pinoy, sa katunayan pag pumupunta ako ng ibang bansa nagdadala ako ng mga pagkain o produktong Pinoy at ipinapatikim/ibinibigay ko sa mga kaibigan kong mga iba ang lahi. Napanood ko na din ang Heneral Luna! Regular donor din po ako ng Red Cross (since 2011). Mag dadalawang taon na din akong nag-bibigay suporta sa WWF. Sinusunod ko naman ang batas trapiko. Ngayon pinag-iisipan ko na rin kung sinu-sino ang mga ihahalal ko sa 2016. NOTE: Hindi po ako tumatanggap ng pera galing sa pulitiko. PERO hindi ko na po iniisip kung ano ang tamang solusyon sa walang katapusang trapik sa EDSA. Hindi ko din po iniisip kung paano KO mabigyan ng solusyon ang mga kaguluhang hinaharap ng bayan sa araw-araw. Dahil alam ko pong malaking porsyento ng ating mga buwis ang iginugugol ng pamahalaan para ang mga iyan ay mabigyang solusyon. Para sa akin ang pinaka-unang obligasyon natin mga mamamayan ay ang mahalin ang Pilipinas, ang maging-makabayan. Isipin na lang natin na: Kung lahat tayo ay mag-babayad ng tamang buwis. Kung lahat tayo ay magkaisa sa paghalal ng matinong lider. Kung lahat tayo ay maging maka-Pilipino. Sigurado po ako hindi mag-lalaon ay matatamasa din natin ang pag-unlad na matagal na nating inaasam. AT SIGURADO PO AKO NA HINDI SOLUSYON SA MGA PROBLEMA NG PILIPINAS ANG PAG-TIGIL SA PANONOOD NG ALDUB. KAILAN PA NAGING MASAMA ANG PAGTANGKILIK SA PALABAS NA NAG-BIBIGAY SA ATIN NG KASIYAHAN? Hindi ba nakakagaan ng damdamin ang pagtawa? Ang pagiging masaya? 1-2 oras lang naman sa isang araw. Kagaya din naman iyan ng panonood ng basketbol, ng teleserye ng ABS-CBN, ng the Voice Kids, ng It’s Showtime, etc. Kaya huwag po tayong masyadong bitter sa palabas na nagbibigay aliw kay Juan at Juana! Na dahil trending palagi ay iniisip na ninyong wala ng ginagawa ang mga fans nila kundi ang mag-Twitter! Sadyang marami lang talaga sila! May 9million fans ang Eat Bulaga, so kung bawat isa sa kanila mag-tweet ng isang beses sa isang araw siguradong mag-trending talaga ang AlDub.
        Medyo marami na pala akong nagawa para sa Inang Bayan at wala po akong balak na tumigil! Ang tanong ko ngayon sa iyo: IKAW ANO NA NGA BA ANG NAGAWA MO PARA SA PILIPINAS?
        P.S. IPINAGDADASAL KO DIN PALA ANG PILIPINAS! Sorry po pala sa hindi perpektong Tagalog ko!

    2. Ikaw ang rason kung bakit nasulat itong artikulo na to. Yang ganyang pag-iisip ang naging dahilan kung bakit nasabi ang mga nilalaman ng blog post na to.

    3. Hindi masama ang paminsan-minsang entertainment. Good vibes nga sabi mo diba. Mabuti yan. Pero para doon na umikot ang buhay ng isang tao sa maghapon, di na maganda yun. Yung halos makipagpatayan na dahil lang sa hindi sila sang-ayon sa opinyon ng iba, ‘good vibes’ pa ba yan? May tamang lugar para sa paghanga, pero kung hinahayaan mong ito na ang magpatakbo sa pangaraw-araw mong pamumuhay, ay aba! Mag-umpisa ka nang mag-isip.

      Isa pa, alisin sana natin yung maling pananaw na ang pagpapatakbo sa isang bansa ay trabaho lamang ng mga nasa pamahalaan. Ang tungkulin natin bilang mamamayan ay hindi natatapos sa paghalal ng mga opisyal. Iisang bayan lang tayo, lahat tayo ay may pakialam sa pagpapatakbo nito. Kooperasyon dapat at hindi korporasyon ang magpatakbo ng bansa.

    4. Aldub Forever, wow ang laki mong tanga ano?

      Eto pa sabi mo na walang kwentang makialam eh ano ka basta lang may happy happy? GET REAL! Hindi mo pwede lang ibaliwala yung problema at lalayas yun. Ayun, dahil sa walang pakialam ang tao sa mga kagagohan ng gobyerno, patuloy pa rin ang problema.

      Ngayon, nag-Tagalog na ako sa inyo baka galit ka sa Ingles? Isa pa, ano, mas importante pa yung Al Dub kaysa sa problema ng bayan natin?

      Eto basahin mo ko kung talagang makaintindi ka ng Ingles:

      Why Ignoring The Current Problems of the Philippines WILL NOT MAKE THEM GO AWAY!

      Eh ano, gusto mo pa Al Dub? Eto pa:

      The “Eh Sino Ka? Hero?” Mentality Is Keeping The Philippines Far Away From Progress!

      Yan, basahin mo. Tama lang si Ilda sa kanyang panunulat.

      1. Ano pong masasabi niyo sa mga kabataang na-inspired sa Kalyeserye at gumawa ng kanta, artworks, tula, etc.? Hanapin niyo na lang po sa internet at magugulat din kayo. Madami sa kanila kabataan, menor de edad pa. Inaasahan niyo po ba silang isipin ang problema ng Pilipinas? Nagdaan po ba kayo sa pagiging teenager? Ano po pinagkakaabalahan niyo noong teenager kayo? Ang mga milyun-milyong tweets ng Aldub ay galing sa mga teenagers na ito. Bakit di niyo makita, kahit konti lang, na may positibong epekto din ang Kalyeserye? Salamat sa Kalyeserye na ito, maraming kabataan ang nailabas ang talento, dahil inspirado. Bago dumating ang Kalyeserye na ‘yan, ano ginagawa nila? Tambay sa kanto at nakikipag-flirt sa kapwa teenager. Sa dalawang kasong ito, alin po ang mas pipiliin niyo?

        Huwag naman po sana tayong masyadong magmataas. Kaya po hindi tinatangkilik ng iba ang mga ideya niyo ay dahil may kasama pang insulto at pangmamaliit ang mga sinasabi niyo. Kung talaga pong mataas ang level niyo, magpakita po tayo ng respeto. Tama lang pong ipakita ang ating pinaniniwalaan, tama man o mali, pero wala naman po sanang insultuhan.

        1. haha.oo ganda nga ng epekto sa teenager..kita nyo ba yung post ng isang batang babae na may dalang plakard na “ALDEN BUNTISIN MO AKO”?ano namn masasabi mo dun.take note di lang yun, marami pang iba hahahah…at tingin ko dahil sa “KILIG” yun…

    5. “Ung mga national issues na yan, i-asa na nagin yan sa pamahalaan kaya andiyan sila, niluklok at siniswelduhan natin para sila gumama ng kanilang mga takdang-aralin!”

      Oh my God, can we change our government from a Democracy??? Eto ang dulot ng sobrang kalayaan… kabobohan na ito!!!

      Kaya tayo democracy because it assumes that the people of that nation is intelligent enough para makapili ng tamang choices, may it be sa pakikiisa nila upang tumulong lumutas sa mga national issues at pagpipili ng mga government officials that will lead our nation to progress.

      Eh kung lahat gusto mong iasa sa pamahalaan na iniluklok ng mga bobotanteng tulad mo at katangahan ang ginamit mo sa pagpili ng kandidato, sa kangkungan tayong lahat aabutin!

  7. hahaha sa palagay nyo po ba may nangyayari sa pakikielam nang ibang mamayang sa pulitika or sa ibang issue nang bansa.wala so why waste time sa nakakastress bagay wala rin naman mangyayari..eh di mag enjoy na lang kalimutan ang problema sa pamamagitan panunuod bagay nagbibigay saya .bka mapahamak lang tao sa pakikielam sa politiko or ibang issue…mas okay nang mabuhay simple wag lang magulong buhay

      1. bakit di ikaw ang makialam ng husto sa gobyerno…kung me power kang kalampagin ang mga kurakot dun, eh di ipost mo ng ipost paulit ulit. gumawa ka ng artikle about sa government and politicians. mga simpleng tao ayaw makialam sa away ng gobyerno baka maratrat pa kami…sasagutin mo ba buhay namin.

      2. cg magaling ka magsalita eh, give 1 example kung pano makialam ang isang simpleng mamamayan para mabago ang takbo ng bansa,kc mukhang may nagawa ka na sa bansang eto para mabago ishare mo nmn sa amin brainless kc kami eh at mababaw lng.kesa manginsulto kayo sa mga katulad nilang ang hangad lng eh lumigaya sa hapon ng sabado at pahinga sa isang lingo at mghapong trabaho.wag nyo masyado laliman english nyo di yan maintindihan ng mga shallow people na cnasabi nyo kay ala din patutunguhan ang sasabihin nyo.pero eto lng tandaan nyo,ang mga simpleng tao or shallow minded or brainless people na cnasabi nyo ay mga taong meron din nmn mga bagay na pinagtutuunan ng pansin.so lumalabas kayong ngmamagaling ang xang brainless di ba? kc simpleng bagay di nyo maintindihan.gustong mgunwind ng mga tao at yan ang nakita nilang nakakaaliw in the comfort of their own homes sasabihan nyo nang shallow? or brainless?at hindi rin pagiging self centered yan kc karapatan nila kung ano gusto nilang gawin sa buhay during free time.

  8. ang mga pinoy hnd bobo porket ayaw makielam sa mabibigat na issue nang bansa bobo na ..ayaw lang nilang madagdagan pa problema nila sa buhay..may kanya kanyang reason mga taong nawiwiwli sa aldub, kung iisa isahin ko pa napakarami nila …dpat nga matuwa kayo ganyan na lang gawin bisyo at nagbibigay inspirasyon sa iba lumalabas mga talent nang mga ibang simplemg tao..

    1. Kung walang makikialam, magpapatuloy lang ang pananamantala ng mga tao sa atin. Pero ok lang naman sayo na ninanakawan ka ng kinabukasan tutal may aldub naman. Hay

      1. @Rusca
        ang tanong ko ganito ,kayong ngmamagaling nagawa nyo na ba yang cnasabi nyong mkialam sa mga relevant issues?eh kayo nga pinakikialaman nyo simpleng ligaya ng mga taong ngtweet ng 25.6m eh.eh di mas shallow kayo.kung gusto nila aldub meron kayo magagawa?magrally kayo sa edsa para lng matigil pagtweet ng millions about aldub?eh cno mga tanga?mga aldub o kayo?kayo nga ang pumapansin sa mga walang kwentang bagay na sabi nyo eh,akalain nyo gumawa pa kayo ng napakahabang blog post na to at pinakalalimlaliman pa mga english para masabing galing sa isang edukadong tao ang blog nato pero ang laman pla ay xang shallow ng ngsulat ng blog.Tweet kamo problema?mgtweet ka umpisahan mo baka makiisa kami sa yo at gawin din naming milyones ang number ng tweet nyo pero i doubt it,kc ang mga shallow people kilala namin ang mga hypocrites sa totoong tao eh kaya sorry na lng kayo.instead of using this blog to give awareness sa cnasabi nyong mas malalim na usapin.eto,mababaw lng din nmn ang laman ng blog naging sosyal lng sa mambabasa kc in english.tagalogin ntin ang title ng blog,
        ang pagkaadik daw ng pilipno sa mababaw na tv show ang xang maging dahilan ng pagbagsak,ay sus maryosep alin ang malalim dito eh ang author neto pilipino din,lahat tyo pilipino ay mas mababaw pa eto sa kanal ng kapitbhay nmin na mabaho.gusto mo makialam kami sa kung ano political problems ng bansa? aba yung mga nakaupo nga sa senado congress at kung sansan pa ngingay man may nangyri ba?eto aldub ngtweet ng 25.6M gusto nyo tigilan na.bkit? dahil merong hidden interest.rusca gusto mo pla makiaalam eh mauna ka.

        1. Korek. Cno xa para e degrade mga kapwa nya pinoy…gawa muna yung author ng makakabawas ng corruption,criminalidad,etc sa pinas.bka mniwala pa ako sa cnb nya.

    2. And no wonder why our country is the sick man of asia thanks to ignorant failipinos like you. Looks like you always enjoy this country’s hell and mediocrity because you are proud to be stupid.

      1. @Domo
        ehem ignorant ha,spelling mo ng filipino mali,cno ignorant now?masyado kang mayabang.you know whats the prob of this country?people like you domo,you pretend to be a very educated man.pero hindi pla.if you find this country like hell get out of this place quickly.kc baka mahawa ka sa pagkastupid ng pilipino,or should i say ,youre the one who sound so stupid

        1. @jabez mallari, you must be a noob and came here just to defend this aldumb. Domo have been calling the likes of you failipinos ever since. It’s a portmanteau. And if you don’t know what’s that, let go of the remote and JFGI!! (just f google it!)

        2. @jabez mallari
          Tsk tsk tsk “failipinos” di mo na gets. No wonder di mo rin na gets ang issue. Sa kangkungan ka na pupulutin. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!

        3. You don’t know what pun is right?

          And domo speaks your tongue: a tongue that will surely understand idiots like you.

      2. exactly. masyado tanga di iniisip ang comment.di naman related sa article.di nila makuha ang point ng author..or sadyang nagbubulagbulagan lng kasi ang akala nilaaldun lng ang tinira where in fact mababaw na tv shows naman..hahah.

  9. hindi na ito tama parang nawala na sila sa sarili kakaawa sila tignan para sila na hypnotist nalulung na sa programang walang maidudulut sa knya kanya nilang buhay kung hindi pang palipas ng oras lamang.

    kailangang na itong ipatigil at i banned.

    1. @susie
      woww ibanned?yan talaga purpose ng blog na eto ano?ikaw na ngsasabi pampalipas oras,ilang oras lng ba eat bulaga 1hr and half?cno ka para ipagkait sa mga tao ang isat kalahating pampalipas oras nila.humina ba tindahan mo? naubusan ka ba ng bigas or ala ka na makain kc nanonood ang ibang tao ng EB for 1hr and a half?how does it affect your daily life?wag ka masyado pahalata ha.klan pa nauso iban or ipagbawal panonood ng mga tao sa loob ng kani-kanilang pamamahay?kung ang drugs di nila masugpo yun pa kayang kaganapan na ala nmng nabibigay na perwisyo sa inyo?uy paninikil na yan sa karapatan ng tao na gawin nya ang gusto nya sa tanghaling tapat,OA ka ha iban? bkit di na lng abs-cbnIST ang iban palaswa ng palaswa.sa mga nababasa ko dtong mga nega comments na parang kasalanan pa ng mga tao na mgpakasaya cla sa loob ng knilang pamamahay,sariling Tv, internet at electricty,BAWAL BA YUN? anong batas yan sabihin mo nga wag kang magcomment na para ka lng stupid.

    2. Pagod na akong makialam sa gov. ilang beses na akong nakipagrally. nanunod ng balita at inaalam ang mga issues ng lipunan mula umaga hanggang gabi mas maraming oras ang panalangin ko sa Pilipinas, pero bakit ang halos isang oras na maaliw ako sa show na gusto ko hahadlangan pa! matagal nang malaki ang problema ng bansa wala pa ang aldub malala na ang cancer ng pilipinas, hindi porket nanunuod kami nito ay wala na kaming pakialam sa bansa. nagkataon lang na maraming sabay sabay na nanunuod kayat napansin at akala ng iba wala na kaming pakialam sa bansa. Anong gusto mong mangyare alisin ang entertainment sa buhay at magfocus lang sa problema? baka gusto mo ikaw nalang magkasakit sa puso o kaya cancer dahil ayaw mong sumaya kahit 24 hours lang sa buong lingo!

      1. Nasayang ang oras ko sa pagbabasa ng blog at comments dito. Kung nagtweet na lang sana ako tungkol sa kahirapan ng buhay sa pilipinas, baka nagtrend at kumalat pa sa buong mundo. Magpakatotoo po tayo, wala pa mang aldub,malaki na po ang problema ng pilipinas. Matagal ng nasa kangkungan ang mga pilipino. Kung isisigaw ng mga aldub fans kung sino ang gusto nilang iboto sa halalan, hindi po aabot ng 25 million, kasi siguradong mahahati yan. And lets say magkaisa nga, ano namang klaseng pulitiko ang malilikha natin? Dahil maraming nagtweet na tumakbo sya, tumakbo nga? Hindi kita mapipigilang mag blog, dahil dama ko ang nag uumapaw na bokabularyo mo. Hanga ako sa galing nyo magsipag ingles. Sana lang magamit nyo din yang 25million vocabulary words nyo para makatulong sa pag angat ng pilipinas kagaya ng hiling nyo na 25million tweets para sa “makabuluhang” bagay na sa tingin nyo makakatulong sa pilipinas kung hindi sana naging tungkol sa aldub. Binabati kita, sikat ka na.

        1. Tama ka Blah.

          Hindi naman kasi open-minded yung ibang mga nagbabasa dito.

          I enjoyed reading comments pero at some point, naisip ba nating productive tayo sa araw na to? That’s how to start.

          The problem comes when you get so addicted sa mga palabas o sa mga bagay-bagay. Getting hooked and halos gawin nang buhay o ipagpalit na sa trabaho ang pagkahumaling.

          But take note that calling these people as “Failipinos” is a connotation that these “makabayan” kuno are just mere nangungunang bullies sa pilipinas. Why do you have to do that?

          Respect, and you’ll get respect as well. Oh boy, ikinatuwa lang ng author na to ang pagsikat ng blog post nya. Likas na mapagpatol kasi tayo. (Tingnan nyo ako pinapatulan ko ding magcomment)

          Besides, it’s not enough na maupo ka lang nanonood, tumayo ka rin at gawin ang part mo bilang tao.

          And lastly, wag hipokrito. Pare-pareho lang tayong Pilipino.

  10. You’re saying Twitter will get the attention of our greedy government? are you kidding? Isn’t it obvious enough what this country’s problems are? I think you’re just riding the bandwagon just to get noticed. Even if Filipinos tweets about the traffic situation, MRT or unemployment rates 50 million times it wouldn’t matter.

    1. We woudn’t have a chance to know, are we? Unless of course, those 25 million twitters started to tweet about much more pressing issues.

      And who knows, atleast half of those 25 or so million were just ‘riding the bandwagon’ as you have called it. After all, a lot of Filipinos are ‘mahilig makiuso’.

      1. Yes just like you! How can a loveteam na mag2 months pa lang affected you this way? Is it about money? Hidden agenda? Tama nga na kumakalat na ang nabasa ko last time. 😀 bakit ngayon puro biglang naging makabayan ata mga tao agad agad? Pero anu nga ba talaga nagawa? Sa tingin mo sa pagsasabi mo ng mababaw mga tao susuportahan ka nila? Anu nagawa mo? Anu? Anu ? Anu?

  11. How Can you expect from majority of aldub fans to care for important national heroes? They were, again, not all of them but most of them the masa people who were deprived of education which is the responsibility of not only the parents but of the government. Sino ba ang karamihan dito na nagbibigay ng mensahe at obserbasyon na sa dulo ay may patama sa aldub fans? Sila na edukado at nakapagtapos ng pag aaral na maaaring nanggaling pa sa exclusive schools. Ikumpara ba naman ang level ng kanilang kaisipan sa karamihan ng mga ordinaryong kaisipan. Magpasalamat na lamang sana sila na nagkaroon sila ng magandang estado sa buhay. Ang pagbabago ng estado ay hindi lamang sa pagbibigay ng sinasabing konstruktibong kemento bagkus isinasagawa. Kung ang mga elitista na sumisigaw ng kabobohan ng pinoy sa direktang patungkol sa aldub ay tumutulong sa pagsugpo ng kamangmangan ng pilipino sa pagbibigay ng proyektong pang eskwela na isa sa itinataguyod ng programa ng eat bulaga kung saan sumikat ang aldub sa pamamagitan ng plastic ni juan at pagbibigay eskolarship sa mga kabataan na makapagpatuloy ng pag aaral. Ika nga ng eat bulaga sama sama sa bayan ni juan para umunlad ang bayan ni juan…..marapat ko ring sabihin na sa bawat araw, isang pamilya ang nabibigyan nila ng pangkabuhayan upang makaahon sa kahirapan ang mamamayan ni juan sa ibat ibang barangay na kanilang sinusugod. Sana lamang ang pagkomento natin ay hindi lang galing sa talino ng isip natin, bagkus kasama ng pagmamahal na galing sa kaPUSO! 🙂

    1. @Sean Akizuki

      I read your blog, I have a question though… Do you think News Media abroad are more balanced? Let’s look at two giant networks in America, Fox and CNN. Do you think they don’t have their own form of Sensationalism and Bias?

      I watch more GMA than ABS-CBN but sometimes GMA has its own biases too. Because these corporations have to protect what’s best for their own interest.

  12. Mas kaaya ayang tignan ang mukhang nakangiti kaysa nakasimangot. lalo na pag ang ngiti ay galing sa puso. Entertainment shows ay nandyan to entertain people.it’s our nature na pupunahin ang isang bagay na hindi kaaya aya sa atin,aminin man natin o hindi may tao tayong gusto at meron dn nmang d natin gusto.in the past few yrs marami sa atin ang durog ang puso at isip cause by natural calamities.this yr marami p dn mga problemang kinakaharap ang mundo but these happenings shouldn’t stop us from putting SMILE on our face.entertainments ay isa sa mga stressfree natin.kung ayaw mo sa isang show wag panoorin nood ka yong maentertain ka.iba iba ang hilig at kiliti ng tao kung may napangiti sa isang bagay na d nman kaaya aya sayo aba pabayaan mo as long as d ka naman nya inaapakan. WORLD WILL HAVE PEACE f only We people knows how to GIVE AND TAKE. pero sabi nga TAO LNG. WALA TLGA PERPEKTO.

    1. Oh please happiness is getting too overrated and it needs to be reduced. Actually iyang mga ngiti ninyong mga bobong pinoy ay ngiting aso e. So ibig sabihin pala pag nagdusa ang bansang ito ng nationwide nuclear holocaust ngingiti pa rin kayo? Anlaki mong baliw dakilang duwag.

      1. Humanap ka ng konting kaligayahan domo, mukhang nakakalbo kana sa stress at pagiging bitter. Nanunuod lang ng palabas sa local TV, bobo na agad at wala ng pakialam sa mga isyu ng bansa? Madali lang manghusga ano, domo? Ang sobrang katalinuhan ay nakakatanga rin.

        1. Don’t get me wrong. I do find some happiness like watching decent videos on Youtube. But I’m not like you failipino who only limit too much on your mediocrity and pretend it as happiness. I mean that’s not happiness. That’s insanity. You’re only making a fool of yourself dummkopf.

      2. @domo
        bitter spotted.anong pakialam mo kung nagsasaya ibang tao?kung smart ka you would never call someone a bobo dahil lng ngenjoy xa sa isang palabas.ikaw ang klase ng shallow person na di dapat pamarisan wag ka pakalat kalat sa mga comments ng blogs,nakakadismaya ang reasonings mo eh,klan nangyari na pinakialamn ng ibang tao ang gusto mong gawin sa isat kalahating oras ng buhay mo.bkit nanay ka ba or tatay ka ba ng mga yan at pinakikialaman mo cla?GOD!!!what happened to these people?and btw domo,as i read your comment mas baliw ka pla kesa sa taong tinawag mong baliw.you might consider seeing a psychiatrist.baka matauhan ka habang di pa huli,kc kung nasa katinuan utak mo di mo pakikialaman ang ibang tao sa gusto nilang gawin as long na di ka nmn napinsala

        1. I’m being a realist not bitter. However, yeah I am bitter unlike you bimbo who is like eating red meat in which they maybe taste very delicious but it will give you diabetes for consuming too much unlike ampalaya in which it may taste bitter but it will make you healthy and live longer. Kung hindi mo ma-gets, problema mo na iyan utak showbiz.

        2. Domo… Buti na lang hindi lahat ng pilipino ay kagaya mong nasobrahan sa iodized salt. Kung hindi wala ng magiging masaya sa bansang ito. Magdildil ka sa ampalaya para lalong haba ang buhay mong punong puno ng agony. Mas walang katuturan ang ipinaglalaban mo, kung sa tingin mo may katuturan, dalhin mo sa korte. Magaling ka lang mag ingles pero mas bobo ka pa sa mga failipinong tinatawag mo. Talangka!

  13. Hi there. i just want to ask. What makes you think that these people (Aldub nation) do not think of other issues aside from Aldub Do you know them personally? Do you think they do not have jobs? Is it against the law to find diversion once in a while to relieve stress? Do you really think Kalyeserye is a shallow noontime show? Are you really sure that these fans do not contribute to the government?

    These fans pay for broadband, buy McDo products, album etc, and in every spending they do is equivalent to taxes. If these people do not patronize entertainers, then wait for some years and the entertainment industry will be doomed.

    CBCP also supports Kalyeserye becuase of promoting moral values. If that is shallow to you, then I don’t know what to think about you.

    UP also teaches Aldub/Kalyeserye, included in values education. Are you saying that UP is shallow?

    EB/kalyeserye caters to every walks of life, not just ordinary/low class people. They even have elite fans here and abroad.

    These 1-8 problems you said that should be focused, there is the right page for that, and definitely not the entertainment page. Don’t you think that these fans are also concerned about what you mentioned, but of course, why would they brought it up during siesta time? These fans would want sometime to smile and laugh after the long hours of work. Why criticize what they want in life? Can’t you also do something worthwhile than throw one-sided criticism to fans? Really, pint pointing to Aldub only? have you thrown stones to KN fans? To Bugaw-serye? ect? Please, don’t be biased.

    1. What makes you think that these people (Aldub nation) do not think of other issues aside from Aldub Do you know them personally?

      Well, I don’t see millions of people trying to rally around the serious issues mentioned or trying to help make them to the top trending topic on social networking sites like Twitter. I’m not saying they shouldn’t watch Aldub. What I’m trying to say is, they should also devote some time in raising awareness for other more pressing issues that affect them now and the future.

      You’re worried about the entertainment industry going bust? That’s not going to happen especially in the Philippines. In fact, it’s about time people started boycotting the trashy shows so the producers will be forced to create more shows with substance.

      1. @Ilda
        masyado kang Bias,you looked smart nmn.bkit dominante ka?utusan mo ang tao iboycott nila ang isang palabas na ala nmng sinasaktan bagkus nakakatulong pa sa ibang tao at mga maralitang estudyante?ikaw nga na anjan na sa blogging ala ka nga nagawa?bkit di mo nilagay sa twitter saloobin mo bka sakaling mgumpisa ka ng trend,sinayang mo page na to para lng insultuhin mga mkaaldub?minsan ang looks at ang galing sa englisan ay decieving,alang kasense sense pinaglalaban mo Te gusto mo sundin ka nmin mgtrending sa twitter ang cnsabi mong more relevant issues.eh ikaw nga di mo maumpisahan,noong cnabi mo its time to boycott na this trashy shows,did you mean its show time?kc oo tinapon na nmin sa basurahan talaga yan eh kc very trashy. napanood mo ba yung ala beerhouse segment nila dati na twerkilay mga guest?and now pimping that pastillas girl? very trashy di ba?so tama ka iban dapat talaga mga ganyang palabas. but if youre mentioning eat bulaga dahil bias ka sa abs-cbn,wait watch closely buong segment panoorin mo ha ok skip na aldub if di mo masikmura kasimplehan ni maine .kung meron kang mapanood na trashy.etong blog mo nga trashy eh,ayaw pa aminin ang direcct hit neto eh ibagsak EB at aldub ,well GL sa yo

      2. @Ilda

        I think people regardless if they are Aldub fans or not wants a resolution to problems 1-8. So if you really want to increase followers to resolve this problems, writing something negative about something they love will not help your cause. Your blog could have been more useful if you offered some solutions where everyone regardless of social status can contribute. Making 1-8 a trending topic wont solve it either in my opinion.

        Let’s take problem number one for example. #Traffic#Baha is trending with millions of twits, it helps to inform a LOT of people even the ones in Abroad, but does it necessarily make the traffic and floods go away just because a great number of people are aware of it? And also, some people are SO busy playing the blame game in this thread, As if they are more productive in helping remedy these social issues or offer some solutions to no avail.

        Lastly, shallow TV shows… is “It’s Showtime” a better option or not? The people twitted 6 million times for that show but I didn’t see you write about them in this blog.

      3. Ms. Ilda. Saying we all have to rally? For what? Why do we have to rally?

        So konting kibot we have to rally, maging maingay tayo sa kalsada. Maging perwisyo sa trapiko. Maging bayolente. Ganun ba?

        I have been rallying all my life, from being a student up to now. But i don’t think na rallying effective. Nagluklok tayo ng mga pulitiko through rallies, ano nangyari? Wala, kasi nga sila mismo ang may problema.

        Why don’t you start spreading deeper understanding and give suggestions para mapalawak din mag-isip ang mga Pilipino?

        Very disappointing. You’re using this blog para sabihin sa iba na, “Hey you are moron, you! Yes you! The ones watching stupid telenovelas”. Very hypocrite yung dating!

        But i agree with that na magcreate tayo ng shows na may substance. May cultural and intellectual impact. Yung mga palabas na walang halikan. Mga palabas na nagpopromote ng moralidad at may pure substance. Yung hindi puro loveteams.

        But we do not have to boycott them, pera nila ginagastos nila, let them have the choice. And that’s entertainment. At least may umaasiste sa pagtulong sa kababayan natin diba?

        Just be happy for them. Ang akin lang eh sana yung ibang pilipino wag naman pabayaan ang mga sarili para lang sumaya. Bigyan nyo ng puwang sa puso ninyo yung bansa natin.

        Hindi umiikot ang buhay ng tao sa iisang bagay lang. But hindi rason yun para tawagin silang FAILIPINOS.

        Use your blog in a right manner. Wag masyado hipokrito.

        Thanks

      4. ate ang eat bulaga hindi isa sa mga shows na wla pong substance,,,nakaktulong rin sila kahit papano sa mga tao,,,a;am mo ung [agbbogay nila ng scho;larship, upuan sa mga estudyante,,,ung mga barangay na nananalo binibigyan nila ng kaganitan tulad ng emergency equipments sa baha etc,,,so ang eat bulaga hindi kasama sa show na dpat iboycott ng tao para magkalaman,,,

        “I’m not saying they shouldn’t watch Aldub” pero sinasabi mo na mababaw ang show na eat bulaga at nandon ang aldub which makes aldub shallow too,,

        “What I’m trying to say is, they should also devote some time in raising awareness for other more pressing issues that affect them now and the future” ate [wede mong iparating yan ng di mo kailangan siraan ang eat bulaga at aldub na kesyo mababaw lang

      5. Ms. Ilda, how many minutes/hours/days/weeks do you devote your time on mending other people’s business. can you tell us what kind of television show do you watch? are these shows helpful in resolving our country’s problem? in our countrymen? does those what you called shows with substance are helpful in building classrooms, libraries, do they donated books, notebooks and other things that can be use by many children for their education which was suppose to be doing by our government. are they helpful?

  14. Before AlDub came, people were getting tired of repetitive issues in the country. They need a break, and AlDub became their source of happiness. You think AlDub is shallow when they try to remind us the old Filipino customs a lot of us has already forgotten? Before commenting on AlDub make sure you have already watched a number of episodes, not just one. You are too biased on it that you don’t see something worse such as the segments of It’s Showtime. What about Kathniel? Their ever-bashing fans? They sjjould be the ones pinpointed in this article. AlDub fans have proven time and time again that they are well-mannered and educated. Just because we are addicted to this loveteam doesn’t mean this is our only life. We have jobs of our own and we do care about issues in this country. We just need a break. Why? Ask the politicians why. We are sick and tired of corruption and apathy from them.

    1. Do you want to know why Filipinos “were getting tired of repetitive issues in the country”?

      Because they keep applying the same thinking and same approach to handling them, and expect different results every time.

      They elect the same type of incompetents to office, they fail to keep vigilant of the officials’ misdeeds, they escape or ignore their realities, and they do these all over again!

      They don’t need a break; as we say in office lingo, “over-break” na nga mga Pilipino eh. They need to turn off their TV, go back to their desk, and start doing their homework. The people have it in them to hold their politicans accountable; but instead you act much too deferential, pliant, and obedient to them. Probably because you think they’re doing you “favors.”

      You cannot solve problems with the same type of thinking that creates them and allows them to persist.

    1. trueeeeeee,sya ang shalooww… pati b nmn kasiyahan nangengealam….punta po kau sa up may professor dun na naglecture sa aldub para malaman nyo baket madaming may gustu sa aldub…at kung anu po ang impact ng aldub bakit cla nagustuhan????????

  15. This shallow TV show you arre talking about brings back old Filipino customs and that are long forgotten by today’s youth. And you call it shallow??

    1. But it is hard to see that “today’s youth” were even interested in that aspect of the show about bringing back old Filipino customs. Basta kinilig sila, tapos ang usapan. Hanggang dun lang yun para sa kanila. At anong masasabi nito tungkol sa ilang halos makipagpatayan na sa social media.

      1. di namn talaga lubusang nawala o namatay yung dating kaugalian ng mga filipino. kasi sa lugar namin nag eexist pa rin un. yung mga taga city lang ang lumimot dun, pero sa probinsyana namin buhay na buhay pa un

  16. And daming matatalino talaga. Buti na lang ma addict sa isang programang nakakapagpasaya kesa ma addict sa druga na salot kahit saan. If you think this addiction will lead to its downfall then think again.. Ask CBCP, ask some professors teaching about kalyeseryes uplifting good moral values… Why not ask yourselves what have you contributed to our dwindling morals in our society? Do you even care about the lowliest people who find happiness just by watching the show? Ask the OFWS how they got united and formed themselves like family because of kalyeserye…if you find it disgusting then you are one lonely person… Why cant you just be happy for other people’s happiness?

    1. “And daming matatalino talaga. Buti na lang ma addict sa isang programang nakakapagpasaya kesa ma addict sa druga na salot kahit saan.”

      Another typical Pinoy excuse not to change the self-serving, aristocratic, and country-destructive ways of our people:

      1. @aeta
        anong problema mo sa reasoning ng ibang tao pinakikialaman ka ba?sabi nga we are all entitled to our own happiness.bkit ba parang may pilit kayo iparating sa mga aldub?di lng political relevant nais nyo kuno manguna sa twitter eh kunyari pa kayo.kaming mga bobo wag nyo iassume na ganun nga kabobo ok dahil kayo ang lumalabas na bobo,dont worry you dont need to poison peoples mind para lng mapasunod nyo cla,meron din clang utak.kung want nyo mapasunod ang mga tao sa want nyo na tweet? and show na panoorin? provide them their internet and xempre TV,lol oh and not to mention their computers din,kakahiya nmn sa inyo patv nyo na painternet at computer pa iba pa din panoorin at itweet di ba.pero dahil kami ang may pc may internet kami ngbabayad ng mga bills > WALA KAYONG PAKIALAM,mahirap intindihin no?ang lalim kc hayy

        1. jabez mallari,

          I live in the Philippines. So everytime I see my fellow “Fliptards” do something that is country-destructive, that affect my life as well as the lives of my fellow Filipinos, then ‘YES,’ pinakikialaman nila ako (Yes, they’re encroaching on me.). I’ll bet you haven’t thought of that, have you, because you’re too busy doing your own thing without thinking about how it affect others?

          Aeta

        2. @Aeta

          We all have problems in this country and we all have issues with the person doing the opposite of what we desire. By calling people fliptards and emphasizing the negatives of this country (which a lot of other countries have too btw) you are creating more negativity around you. Plus, you are disrupting the peace or joy of other people which is none of your business that’s why you are getting negative replies from other people here.

          If you really care about this country, you need more people to support your cause, and calling them “fliptards” just because you have different preferences won’t help you succeed. If you don’t want to be happy like the Aldub fans so be it, but leave them alone. I don’t like “It’s Showtime” but I don’t stop people who are watching it because it’s their choice.

    2. Kung may isang taong determinadong magli-lead para ipatupad o ipaglaban ang isang bagay, malamang katulad ng AldubNation lahat ng tao magkakaisa para makamit yan, pero ang tanong po, meron po ba? May nagtanong po ba sa mamamayan kung ano ang dapat gawin? Ang mga diskusyon ay nangyayari lamang sa mga matatas na tao sa gobyerno. At ang magiging resulta nito ay syang susundin lamang ng mga Pilipino.

    3. At andaming mga bobong pinoy na hindi marunong mag-isip. Puro kasiyahan ang iniisip mo pero hindi mo man naisip ang totoong nangyayari sa bansang ito. Ano ka happy-go-lucky na duwag? Kapag bumagsak na talaga ang bansang ito, kayong mga bobong ignorante ang may kasalanan ha hindi kami.

      1. Hindi lang mga bobo may kasalanan dito, pati na rin mga taong nagdudunong-dunongan eh wala namang ibang ginawa kundi sumatsat nang sumatsat. Hanggang social media at internet nalang ba ang katalinuhan nyo? Bat di kayo makipagkita sa presidente nang mapag-usapan nyo ang mga isyu na kailangang pagtuonan nang pansin? Tingnan natin kung talagang may mapupuntahan ang mga reklamo nyo. Kahit ilang beses pa tayong magreklamo kung magbubulag-bulagan at magbibingi-bingihan lang naman ang kinauukulan eh wala pa ring silbi. Itong taga GRP na magagaling, mga intelektwal at matatalino, isa ka na dyan domo, bat di kayo makipagpulong sa mga kinauukulan nang mapag-usapan nyo ang mga problema ng bansa? Bat di nyo isa-isahing puntahan ang ABS-CBN at GMA at personal na ilahad ang inyong sentimento? Basura naman pala lahat ng pinapalabas nila eh. Pero hindi nyo gagawin yan dahil sa totoo lang, wala naman talaga tayong pake sa isa’t isa. Ang gusto lang naman ng iba sa atin ay ipangalandakan ang kanilang karunongan. Pakatapos nyan ay kanya-kanyang buhay na. Kaya’t huwag na tayong magpaka ipokrito.

    4. Jee I really can say, “OH REALLY!” like Madame Miriam Defensor Santiago to what you say. Besides, the CBCP is one of the biggest reasons why the Philippines is in backwards thinking, especially with their refusal to allow the country to open up.

      I am afraid that your happiness is very shallow and Jee, I wonder what’s wrong with you. True it’s better to be addicted to comedy but again, I am afraid that the Philippines’ TV shows are what is called an opium to today’s society.

      You dare to talk about morals? Besides, I am afraid your happiness is SOOOOO MISGUIDED:

      A Misguided Notion of Happiness Won’t Make It More Fun in the Philippines!

  17. Wow! Blog tungkol sa kababawan ng filipino…mababaw na blogger. Waste of time. Sayang yung ilang minuto ng buhay ko. #buset

      1. Tama. Wala naman masama sa pagiging tipikal at talagang dapat magReact kung maapektuhan ka ng direkta….yun lang, Hindi ko lang alam kung typikal kang pinoy o mapagpanggap. E mukhang mas mahusay ka pa mag english kesa magtagalog. #ediwow #lupitmotsyong

        1. Heneral Luna,

          I was not reacting. I’m just saying that your response is a typical Filipino response that I’ve heard hundreds of times in the past whenever confronted with our country’s issues. I use English for the sake of our broad readers and get my point across.

          Aeta

        2. Una, hindi issue si aldub…its actually called entertainment…pangalawa, i dont know why you say that you’ve heard a response like mine hundred of times, well if you’re being literal, then you’re not making sense….my original response, if you dont get it in tagalog, then let me make it clear, its just ironic that a blogger writes about how shallow people are, well to me is a shallow minded blogger. If you think about it, there is nothing shallow about aldub kasi nag hit cya, if you are intelligent or if the writter is super intelligent or can think really deep, then i challenge you to create a simple program that will get 25milyon hits. Yun lang yun.

        3. Heneral Luna,

          The Philippines and its people have been suffering from graft and corruption for generations, and you’re concerned about defending “Aldub” as just being pure entertainment and inconsequential to the rest of the country? And you’re you’re challenging me, or the creators of this blog, to create a show that will generate 25 million hits to match your favorite show?

          My God, man, are you listening to yourself? Your rationale is very shallow and you’re only concerned about entertaining yourself and defending a show that has 25 million hits. If you share that outlook in life with the rest of the country, I’m afraid the Filipino people are doomed forever—and deservingly so.

          Aeta

    1. Oh look another failipino trolling this site. Ang bastos mo pa dahil pati pangalan ni Heneral Luna mismo ginamit mo pa. I bet you’re one of those stupid masses who just watched Heneral Luna only for entertainment that you always laugh on his battle scenes that are not funny at all. I hope you die for giving his name a very bad one pendejo.

      1. Wow domo bogak ka pala e! Yun na may internet troll na! Ugok ikaw yun…..Get a life dude screen lng patol na agad wow babaw!….wag idamay yung mga taong nanonood lang mababw na…judgemental ka lang….ikaw naman aeta, hipokrito ka. Kailan ba naging issue yung programang aldub? Pag nanood ba ng mga programa, solve na problema ng buong mundo…adik ka…mukha ngang walang pag asa pinas sa mga tulad mo. Buti na lang malayo kami sa tulad nyo…sayang pinag aralan…o cge balik na kayo sa call nyo..baka magalit supervisor…#callgirlsandboys #mapagpanggap

        1. Hoy pisonet boy. Masyado ka nang nag-uusik ng mga piso mo sa kaka-internet at kaka-atake mo sa site na ito na wala namang katuturan. Mag-aral ka nga utak squatter. Kaya maraming bobong pinoy dahil sa mga katulad mo e.

        2. Wow! Rich kid! Mas lala pa utak mo sa mga squater. Sabihan mo din nanay at tatay mo na wag silang manood ng aldub. Plastik, mapagpanggap, hipokrito at ugok….sori ka na lang ofw ako, isang bayani ng bayan na nagtratrabaho sa amerika…e ikaw? Boom panes!

        3. Sus sa pag-English ko pa lang at ang pagiging “elitista” ko kamo mukha na akong rich kid. Well here’s a reality check dummkopf: we’re not really that rich. In fact, I’m not being a haciendero who always orders my helpers for what needs to do because as long as I can, I always do that myself. Unlike you who all you do here is nothing but trolling because you’re too emo towards an article. But guess what failipino, thanks to your retarded stupidity, you’re only proving that the article is indeed spot on. ofw ka nga pero duda ako na iniipon mo ang pero mo kasi tingin mo mayaman ka na sa laki ng sahod sa iyo kaya bili ka nang bili ng kahit ano pati yung mga mamahalin. Who’s being a rich kid now pendejo? Nagpapanggap ka pa na Heneral Luna hindi naman cute.

    2. Wow you dare disgrace Heneral Luna? Well you think that this blog is useless? Honestly, you are thinking of just happy happy? EH DI WOW SA KAGAGOHAN MO!

      1. Sean azuki aral aral din pag may time…walang sense english mo bata! Tagalog na lang pwede, nakakatawa ka kasi e hahahaha bogak, ambobo ampota! Hahhaha

        1. Heneral Luna,

          I hate to say this about anybody, but you’re a ‘focken Idiot.’ You’re refusal to accept the truth about our people make you, and the Philippines, dangerous.

          Aeta

        2. Tae, ay Aeta pala, napaka ironic, aetang nag eenglish at nagsasabi ng idiot hahaha sa history ng pinas ang mga aeta ang mga idiota ng pinas ayon sa mga espanyol hahahaha tugak ka. Ano na naman truth sinasabi mo? Nanood lang ng aldub, nawalan na malay….adik!!! Again, sabihan mo nanay, tatay mo at mga kapatid mo na wag manood ng aldub, reality check, nanood sila, nag enjoy, diretso buhay…ikaw, nagulo buhay mo sa aldub…isip isp din pag may time at wag tatangan tanga #buset #wrongspellingwrong #idiot

        3. Heneral Luna-tic,

          I thought I was going to change my mind about you; but, nah, you’re still an idiot. A Proud Pinoy Idiot at that. You’re one of the reasons why Filipino mentalities are focked up and the country has a self-serving and aristocratic image. Now you’re just “trash-talking” because you have nothing intelligent to say.

          Aeta

        4. Heneral Lunatic,

          I’m not “perfect,” just aware of the self-servinga (kanya-kanya) and aristocratic (hambog) way of life of our people, which you’re trying very hard to deny.

          Your ‘simpleng ligaya’ (simple happiness) comments about Filipinos is an obvious tactical bullshit; everybody knows there is nothing ‘simple’ about Filipinos. We’re just as connivingly envious (inggitero) and craftily covetous (mapaglamang) towards other people.

          This are the reasons why our country, and people, are FOCKED UP! And your stupid “Aldub” show higlights what I’m talking about in the skit and role the actors and actresses play.

          ‘Shallow way of life breeds shallow people.’

          Aeta

        5. Wow Heneral LOONEY, wow you show how “mature” you really are. Go ahead, insult me all you want, you are just trolling me and others.

          My English does not make sense? Wow really, and your comments even show that you are the one whose English needs improvement.

          Really, and you think your English is better? Puh-lease!

      2. Donya Dora says:
        September 30, 2015 at 3:16 am
        Dapat respeto naman sa aldub…porket maraming nanonood masama na agad…sobra naman. Dapat tangkilikin pa nga kasi bibihira makakuha ng 26 million tweet ang pinoy..stop with the crab mentality. Gawing inspirasyon hindi makikisawsaw sa kasikatan ng aldub pata sumimat din….wag rin maging hipokrito, tandaan mo, pati mga magulang at kapatid mo nanonood ng aldub para sa simpleng kasiyahan. Alam naman natin na ang hindi lang nanonood ng aldub, yung nagpapanggap na hindi pa napapanood ang aldub ay sina vice ganda, lea salonggan at pinoy, kaya kung sila ang magulang at kapatid mo maniniwala ako hahahaha Peace!

      3. Ok, i confess i am gay and i agree that this article does not make sense. I do apologize for being a jerk and acting stupid. This is the only way i know people will notice me. I like the spot light. Im gay and i have STD. Hope everyone understand my dilemma as to why im acting this way.

        1. I seen some asshole is trying to impersonate me now because they don’t like what I’m saying. Sounds like Heneral Lunatic—typically Pinoy: Traydor (backstabber).

        2. Its also the same pixellated ID image thats connected with his email address. Its definitely Heneral Luna.

        3. When in desperate situation, the loser goes hostile by impersonating someone whom he think “attacks” him. Keep crying Heneral Luna impersonating dummkopf loser because your tears are very tasty.

    3. I just want to point out that Heneral Luna has not contributed anything to the discussion nor in his arguments, convinced me that this is a shallow blog. He mentions that “a blogger writes about how shallow people are, well to me is a shallow minded blogger”, to put it plainly, makes no sense. It is like saying that a critic who criticizes is a critic, a tautologous statement.

      The challenge to the writer to create a program that would match the popularity of the perceived target of the article (i.e. Aldub, arguably not the intent of the author at all) is uncalled for. This blog is not out to be more popular than all the shows out there. This isn’t a pissing contest you know, and it shouldn’t be.

      The so-called Heneral Luna justified his reaction by stating: “Wala naman masama sa pagiging tipikal at talagang dapat magReact kung maapektuhan ka ng direkta”. Rightly so! Though, it would make his argument more compelling if he did not easily fall into the trap of name-calling, insult and ad hominems when goaded by other commenters. You should learn to express yourself in clearer and more convincing terms.

      Lastly, though the so-called Heneral Luna is angry that this blog wasted his time, he still took the time to engage the writers and to offer his views on the matter. This is actually good news! Because of his engagement, we took time away from him which he would have otherwise wasted watching garbage TV shows. Though, he is not off to a brilliant start, everything begins with a first step! Since he challenged the author of the blog to create his/her own popular TV show, I think it is only right that a counter-challenge must be made to Heneral Luna. I challenge you to write an essay explaining in clear and convincing terms why you think Ilda is wrong. Congratulations on making the first step Heneral Luna!

  18. “With the phenomenal success of the #Aldub using social media, one cannot help but think about the other more important issues that Filipinos should be bringing to the top of the trending topic.”

    Mawalang-galang na po, pero sa tingin niyo po ba hindi pa alam ng buong bansa ang mga problemang binalangkas niyo dito? Sa araw-araw na ginawa ng Diyos, kapag binubuksan ang TV, nakikinig sa radyo o nagbabasa ng diyaryo ang mga tao, ano ang nilalaman ng mga ito? korupsyon, patayan, ang mga kaawa-awang kalagayan ng mga biktima ng karahasan at kalamidad… Alam ng mga tao ang inilahad niyong problema… marami na ang mga nag-rarally tungkol sa mga isyung sinasabi niyo at sa sobrang dami na ng rally na ginawa, nagsasawa na ang tao. Pisikal na yun, dagsa na ang tao sa kalsada, pero ano? Hindi nakikinig ang gobyerno. Sa tingin niyo po ba social media ang sagot upang makinig ang gobyerno? Sige, sabihin na nating gumawa tayo ng hashtag na #resolbahinangbahaattrapik o kaya naman #tanggalinangkorapsagobyerno… sa palagay niyo po ba papakinggan tayo ng gobyerno na may kakayahan na pigilin ang mga ganitong bagay na kumalat sa social media? Kung awareness lang po mam, aware po ang lahat sa mga sinasabi ninyo. Isang punto pa po, sa tingin niyo po sino ang nagluklok ng mga opisyal natin sa gobyerno? Hindi po ba kayo kasama sa mga bumoto noon sa mga taong nakikita naman natin na walang ginagawa sa gobyerno kundi magnakaw at magpayaman? Huwag naman po sana nating sisihin ang mga tao kung nais nilang kumawala pansumandali sa mga negatibong bagay… Hindi po porke’t mayroon kaming kinahuhumalingan na nakakapagpasaya sa amin ay hindi na namin iniisip ang mga nangyayari sa paligid namin… karamihan po sa amin, iniisip pa kung saan kukunin ang susunod naming kakainin. Hindi po ba puwedeng kahit ilang oras lamang po ay maging masaya kami bago kami bumalik sa buhay namin na halos sukuan na namin dahil sa hirap? Yun din po kasi ang problema minsan mam, yung mga namumuno sa atin ANG HILIG SA PAKINABANG, PERO MGA WALA NAMANG PAKINABANG. Yun lamang po, maraming salamat po.

  19. Sobra namang talino ng writer na Ito, I mean nagtatalinuhan. Ilang presidente na ba at mga politiko ang dumaan pero walang nagawa. Ilang rally na at EDSA revolution ang naganap May nangyari ba? Tapos yung programang nagbibigay ng saya sa mga Pilipino sa pilipinas man at pati sa bound mundo ang pagdidiskartihan ninyo. Yan ang hirap sa inyo, puro KAYO pa peek wala rin naman kayong nagagawa. Ipokrito ang tawag diyan. Kung ayos ninyong manioc ng Eat Bulaga at ng KalyeSerye eh di huwag, wag ninyo kaming pakialaman.
    Tingin ninyo muna at tumawag at kumilos kayo bago kayo umepal.basta kami masaya kami pag nanunood kami ng ALDUB at May nakukuha kaming lesson na dapat matutunan ng mga kabataan ngayon.

    1. ano b problema sa panonood ng aldub? lahat nman cla masaya sa ginagawa nila. un ilang minuto lng n ngumiti cla minamasama pa na kesyo mababaw mga pilipino. nagiisip din cla para sa pangaraw araw n buhay. me nalaman nb kau na nagsarang kompanya dahil sa aldub? ang masamang epekto lng nito. naglitawan un mga mababaw magisip mga ingitera mga laitira makakatulong ang aldub sa mga paalala sa mga kabataan na naliligaw ng landas at nalulolong sa maagang pakikipagrelasyon. ano gusto nyo malulong sa tuwa o malulong sa bisyo. to the one who wrote this ur thinking is the one shallow. people are bright enough to think what is success and what is failure..u are the one who is taking this seriously. move on kp going and do wt u can contribute to the country that u r crying for..

      1. Umm, anong tawag mo dun sa fans na may placard ng “Alden, Buntisin mo ako”? Honestly, para sa akin, ok lang manood ng AlDub pero wag nyo paikutin ang buhay nyo dun. Yung iba kasi tweet ng tweet kahit gabi na.

        1. Tawag dun abnormal na fans. Madami yun kaso tandaan mo, halos 30milyon ang fans…so nasa less than 1% lang ang abnoy. Ang point dito, kung mababaw ang konsepto ng aldub, e subukan kaya ng writer ng blog na ito na maggaqa ng programa na maghihit at makakakuha ng 30milyon na tweet at yung sinasabi nya na kayang magpabagsak ng buong pinas…adik diba? Abnoy na blogger.

    2. To naman si Beh Geena oh, easy ka lang dear. Let me quote Mr Bukowski, ‘The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.’ Have you ever thought of the real essence of the article rather than look at it as a form of attack? We can attack all those fucked up shows all day long but the producers/directors/staff of that show will keep on running it anyways because people like being shallow. People like to have fuckin fun all day and don’t give pressing social issues a single hmmmm(with your right hand rubbing your chin fire starting analysis) If you don’t think articles like this are all attacks, then my baby girl, you are sooo wrong. Try to analyse this article not when you are having your period.(are you? just kidding) The writer of this article(the beautiful ms ilda) is actually helping you in such a way that she is encouraging you to use more brain cells to understand things. As per benigno, its simple really. The fact that the situation presents is as massive as mandingo’s schlong!

    3. If I’m the president, I will ban these shows outright (I’m ultimately in charge of the MTRCB after all). Problem solved and onto more pressing concerns.

      Goodluck to getting me voted into office then! Lol!

  20. Let me try to point one thing here and I my purpose is not to open a can of worms but rather open up every bit of possibilities that may arise from this particular issue. What needs to be seen is that MAJORITY of the people watching this aldub are our poor. The poorest of the poor and the uneducated ones. While there are educated people that do watch the show, I do hope that they take this as form of blitz of a bliss only and not take the whole as serious as fuck. The problem again lies in that fact that a LOT of us pinoys have been inbred with this pinoy pride which hinders logic and rational being in the frontline but rather takes the backseat as WE tend to approach the situation emotionally first then think rather than rational first and then react to it. Aldub is a 2 sided blade in which I think the sharpest part is the one that’s deadly(think about kenshin’s sword, get the drift?) While it promotes old school Filipino customs and a feel good effect to some people which a lot of our bashers use as a scapegoat towards the real issue, the problem lies as to how irrelevant it is with our current situation. Why? Ok, let us put things into contrast to determine the big difference between us and other countries. Lets use USA as a basis. While I laugh at the shallowness of the shows being televised by US Tv stations (kardashians and all that bullshit), they do however produce shows such as History, Discovery Channel, animal planet, nat geo and the likes. We don’t have that shit here in the Philippines. While the west has share of tasteless shows, they compensate that with shows that brings substance. They do use their brain more than us pinoys. It is okay to watch aldub, no problem with that. But if its being watched by dumbfounded people(e.g pinoys in general not all..lol), you’re fucked up right there. It keeps you entertained, it makes you feel good. it makes fall in love, it brings you the kilig factor because cant feel it with someone real because your too fugly(just joking trololol), its makes you float in air. its makes you ‘in’, it makes you at one with everyone, your not left out because its what everyone is talking about. Those are all good, IF THE COUNTRY IS NOT IN A FUCKIN HELL HOLE. You do that shit if your as progressive as Singapore or the USA. If you guys don’t notice, the quality of programs being shown on TV is becoming more and more entertaining and at the same time becoming more and more stupid. Same bitch ass formula for your basuraseryes just made different employing different actors and actresses. Would it hurt to watch a show wherein its informative and entertaining at the same time? Is it too much to fuckin ask? There is more to what is being offered to you. Its okay to have shallow fun sometimes. I myself am guilty of watching jackass and wildboyz way back. I sometimes watch some takeshi’s castle and shows that have the same shenanigans but I don’t dwell on it too much. They will just be there for a temporary distraction. But if you, OO IKAW NA TANGANG PINOY KA, make this aldub bullshit take control of the wheel of your life, THEN YOU MY FRIEND IS FUCKED UP TO THE NTH LEVEL. To those educated ones who watch aldub but consider it as a form of partial entertainment, please do your countrymen a favour, try to influence your stupid peers as much as you can so that their ideologies and visions change. I never wanted to sound like I am an arrogant fuck, but again my friends, SUBSTANCE over FORM.

    1. Dude simple lang, nagrereact lang sila kasi yung mga poor filipino na tinutukoy mo, sa dinami dami ng mga isyu sa pinas na hindi nasosolusyonan at sa kawalang ginagawa ng gobyerno, nag stay sila as poor. Isa pa, madaming kang choice na programa sa pinas….may mga cooking lesson, history, information, etc…aldub is just one of them that 27million people likes. Masyado lang kasing painteligent effect tong writer na ito na sinasabi ng tutulong e, wala namang problema… Nakikiride lang cya sa kasikatan ng aldub. Walang problema na macreate ang aldub kasi for entertainment lang to…hindi ito national issue. Yung mga tao nagagalit kasi para bang ginajudge sila sa panonood ng aldub. Kaya let them enjoy it, tama na ang talangkang mentalidad. Yung mga nag aadik sa aldub, buhay nila yun hayaan natin sila…wag judgemental na pati mga babae pagbibintangan mo na hindi nag iisip or nagbase lang sa emotion or may period, how low can you go? Wag ganun…nang aanu ka e.

      1. Isa pang point, mali si charles bukowski kasi hindi problem yun, its actually a blessing, sabi nga sa bible God will use the weak to mock the strong, the foolish ones to mock the wise so that in every situation every creation will stay humble and know that he is God. An awesome loving, caring and only God. Kaya ikaw at ang writer ng blog na to, stay humble…matatalino p naman kayo, nakakahiya kayo sa mga tao.

  21. ‘Nuff said. Reflect on this Pinoys, especially our ‘madlang dabarkads’, without having your sensitive emotions getting in the way, of course.

  22. Matagal nang lugmok sa kahirapan ang mga Pilipino at ang ALDUB ay halos 3 months pa lang na namamayagpag. Tama ba na isisi sa noontime show ang korupsyon, kamangmangan, kahirapan, krimen, at kung anu ano pa?

  23. Isn’t Filipinos addiction to shallow entertainment just a symptom? A symptom of general disease called a dysfunctional society caused by highly ineffective government and a democracy promoting mediocrity? If so, then this ALDUB and the likes are really just opium for Pinoys, their escape from reality of incurable kanser ng lipunan.

    I can’t see how these addicts can be cured unless they can be mindful first of their actions, that they only get themselves into trouble with their celebrity addiction, or educated in a way they can see that what’s only available for them are destructive mediums.

    1. I agree this is a symptom. Although I hate trashy entertainment with a passion If you go to well off prosperous countries they have tons of trashy mababaw shows airing on primetime TV. On the bright side we do have the Luna movie doing very well so not all hope is lost.

      1. But in spite of them “having tons of trashy mababaw shows airing on primetime TV”, they are “well off prosperous countries”. The innovation comes first to them before the trashiness. I agree though na lumalaban ang Heneral Luna knowing who the real enemy is – ang ating mga sarili. 😀

        1. Grabe naman kayo naknak at ponse, ano kayo doctor? Show lang naman ang aldub, wag naman ijudge ang lipunan na may sakit dahil lang nanonood ng aldub…tandaan nyo, mga magulang nyo o mga mahal nyo sa buhay ay nanonood mismo ng aldub…isa rin ba sila sa mga sinasabi nyong adik at salot ng lipunan..wag nyo ihalintulad ang palabas sa isang sakit kasi kayo ang nagmumukhang may sakit sa utak…sabi nga nila joey de leon, good vibes, enjoy and be inspired…wag pairalin ang utak talangka.

  24. e bkit ngaun lng kau gigil na gigil mG labas ng mga ganyang artikulo,bkit kau gigil na gigil sa aldub,kung tlgang may malasakit kau sa bayan at sa mamamayan dapat noon nyo pa ginawa yang artikulo na yan khit wla pa ang aldub, di ba meron na nmn mga love team at ibang mga tv show na humaling ang mga pinoy,kunwari pa yang mga artikulo nyo eh bat di pa diretsuhin na aldub lng tlga gusto nyo pabagsakin,kung sakaling wlang aldub at nasa tuktok pa rin ang showtime, may malasakit kaya kau sa bayan at mamamayan,ganyan pa rin kaya ang mga opinyon nyo o maisipan nyo kaya yang mga ganyan

        1. Aha thanks a lot for clarifying how much of an uneducated dimwit you are. Sa linya mo pa lang na iyan, halatang wala kang pinag-aralan. Masyado ka sa gimikan ano utak squatter?

  25. FYI. Marami na ang natulungan ng Eat Bulaga through Juan For All, All For Juan segment.

    ENVIRONMENT: Collecting plastic bottles and recycling it to make plastic chairs donated to schools na sira sira na ang upuan.
    Government Agency na dapat magpasalamat: DENR and DEPED

    ECONOMY: Giving capital (financial help) thru Sugod Bahay.

    HOUSING: Giving away house & lot every month.

    The Barangay with “BAYANIHAN” wins a package that will help their barangay. eg. CCTV for their security. Desktop Computers. School Supplies, at marami pang iba.

    Every year before the school year begins they are asking all Dabarkads to donate school supplies.
    Vic Sotto asking for school supplies as a birthday gift for him… shallow????

    And now, promoting Original Pilipino Music by asking all composers and writers inspired by ALDUB to submit their composition… shallow???

    Peace be with you all!

      1. At least it’s not coming out of your pocket. So why you sound bitter? Or is it envy? Bayanihan is helping their fellow Filipinos because as you know, a lot of them are crying for help, for goodness sake. Aren’t you happy that there’s a show like EB that help,even if not all, at least some that really need help? Don’t watch or read, just ignore, if you are against the show. God bless!

        1. @Babae Po Ako slash Heneral Luna slash Doktor Jose Rizal, Hindi kami iisa ni domo. Your foul remarks prove you’re the one who is bitter and full of “kabaklaan”. Give yourself a chance and stop trolling around so you can think of better things and decent ideas to say.

          @Sean, thanks for the link. ‘Will visit your blog soon and drop my comments there.

        2. @Nevaeh,

          ‘Glad it’s not coming out of my pocket. I’ll never use my money to exploit people and encourage their weakness and victim mentality. That money in noon time shows are dole outs from sponsors whose products or services are being promoted by the said program. There’s nothing wrong with giving prizes for talent contest. Showcasing ones talent not only entertain or inspires people, it also pushed a person to deliver quality performance. To really uplift the lives of Filipinos, getting rewards for great piece of work or a job well done should be the way not rewarding people for being needy, helpless and poor. And please stop perverting the meaning of Bayanihan. Bayanihan, as you know, got it roots from neighbors or townspeople who help a family transfer their house to their new residence. And this transferring family is not even helpless or is crying for help. Those people who help do so out of their capabilities and goodness of their heart. Bayanihan, whose rootword is “bayan”, is more apt to be seen as working harmoniously together to accomplish a greater goal.

    1. Sabi nga sa Chinese proverb

      Give man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him forever

      I admit I admire Eat Bulaga over Showtime sa segment nilang Juan For All, All For Juan. Subalit, ‘di ito sustainable. Nagiging dependent ang tao ditto. Ika nga, Eat Bulaga gives tons of fish.

      I know charity organization na nagbibigay ng libreng pa-scholar sa mga deserving na mahihirap. Through this program, madami na ang nakapag tapos and naiangat nila ang pamilya nila sa kahirapan. Also, they have coaching program to prepare their scholars in real life.

      After all, it’s more important if one has the mindset and skill set to enrich oneself.

      Di ko rin maitatangi na may ibang nabiyayaan ng Juan for All na napalago mga napanaluhan nila.

      Ang sa akin, mas sustainable kung tuturuan mo ang tao na mapalago ang meron siya kesa sa bigyan mo ng bigyan ung tao.

  26. gets ko naman ang point mo eh, kaya lang kahit anong push mo sa national issues (which is not new naman, dahil dyosko sobrang tagal ng problema yan) to trend and reach millions of tweets like Aldub did, MAHIRAP! hindi pa ba sapat ang tv news everyday? ang mga kahindik hindik na balita sa dyaro araw araw? sobrang masokista mo naman na hanggang sa twitter, fb and other social networking ipapaalam mo pa kung gaano ka garapal ang bansa natin?? which hindi naman na kailangan kase lahat naman alam na.
    madali lang kase ang magbigay ng opinyon, magblog ng uso ngayon, pero yung ikaw mismo ang gagawa at hindi puro salita meron na ba?? hindi ako maka-aldub, pero yung sabihing shallow ang mga taong natutuwa sa isang tv show hindi naman tama. gawin bang basehan na porket naaaliw ako sa taong ito, wala na akong pinag-aralan? o isa na akong mang-mang? at me nagcomment pa na maraming mahhirap ang nanood.. nahiya naman ako sa status ng buhay nyo? naranasan mo na bang kumain ng lunch na ulam mo toyo at langis?? o isang beses isang araw lang kumain?? tapos habang kumakain gusto mo iisipin ko yung problema ng gobyerno? palagay mo malulunok ko pa yung kinakain ko nun? gusto mo pagod ka na nga dahil sa trabaho, traffic, paguwi mo ng bahay itwe-tweet ko pa yung nga buwayang politiko na yan?? tanong ko lang ano napala ko?? napasaya ba ako ng pinagagawa mo???
    >>”hindi yun ang point, para makatulong ka sa national issues!”
    at kung sakali na umabot ka nga ng 100 millions tweets regarding sa mga lists of national issues mo?? magagawaan ba ng paraan yan??me mababago ba? one day to one week headline lang yan move on na ang mga kriminal, move on na ang gobyerno at yung mga taong sobrang nagpush nagpakahirap ipaglaban ang tama… nasaan na? me nangyari ba?? ok sana yung blog mo eh, pero yung pagiging judgemental mo dahil hindi parehas ang iniisip mo at ng ibang tao, me karapatan ka ng tawagin silang “SHALLOW”? kung tama ka nga na eto ang mababaw na paraan ng iba para kalimutan yung mga problema ng bansa? mali ba yun?? at kung ang iisipin ko lang ang mga national issues natin, palagay mo malulunasan kaya eto??

  27. Ms. IIda nagsawa na kasi ang mga Pilipino na ipaglaban ang mga important issues ng bansa dahil wala nmn nnagyayari talaga. Ikaw ba may nagawa? Tanungin mo sarili mo ano nagawa mo to resolve the important issues na sinasabi mo? Madaming Pilipino na ang naglaan ng panahon at hindi lang panahon pati buhay nila para sa pangarap na mapaunlad ang Pilipinas… EDSA 1 EDSA 2 rallies at kung ano ano pa pero may nagyari ba? Cge sabihin mo kung ano magagawa natin mga Pilipino para pansinin un mga mahahalagang issue na sinasabi mo? mag Tweet din ng milyon? sa tingin mo papakinggan ba yun ng may mga kapangyarihan sa Pilipinas? at sa sinasabi mo na kung yun ALDUB ay napasikat ng mga tao bakit hindi ang mga important issues ng Pinas ang gawing popular? Wag mong gawin bobo ang mga kapwa mo Pilipino aware ang mga Pilipino sa issues na yan dahil bago pa magkaron ng ALDUB ay paulit ulit na yan sa news pero ano ba ang magagawa namin? Tutal nag-gagaling galingan ka ituro mo sa amin kung papaano mareresolbahan ang mga important issues na sinasabi mo? At kung kaya mo i-enumerate, i-enumerate mo. Let’s see kung kung yan na ang sagot sa lahat ng issues na sinasabi mo. And sino ka para sabihin na “A lot of people including Filipinos, have become lazy and could not be bothered doing their own research about what is really going on around them” BAKIT? NAKIKITA MO BA ANG LAHAT KUNG PAANO UMIIKOT SA ARAW ARAW ANG KANILANG BUHAY? pag ba hooked sa isang TV Show hindi na pwedeng maging productive? pag ba nag Tweet wala ng silbi? pag ba fan ng isang artist malulugmok na sa kahirapan? FYI may mga trabaho kami and isa sa mga nagiging ispiration nmin sa trabaho un tinatawag mong “shallow TV Shows” KUNG LUGMOK KA SA KALALIMAN MO WAG MO KAMING ISAMA.

    1. Oh no you stupid failipino. What did YOU do for this country? Nothing! Kita mo na ngang malala ang sitwasyon ng bansang ito pero wala isa kang duwag na ayaw mong harapin ang mga problemang iyon at solusyonan. In short, inaamin mo na ang mga pinoy ay mga dakilang duwag. What you failipinos always do is just hiding yourself in the rock from those issues in order to make yourself feel better and everything will be always okay. Well guess what escapist turd, unless you move your ass to solve them, it won’t because those problems you escape will just come back and haunt you and your family forever. Ilda and the authors of this site are providing solutions that you failipinos always can’t do because they are determined for Filipino’s change of dysfunctional culture unlike you chickens. Kung buhay pa si Heneral Luna ngayon, siguro pinatay ka na inutil. We are not the ones smothering this country. YOU ARE AND YOUR FELLOW FAILIPINOS.

      1. Maka pagtanong lang…anu na nga pala nagawa mo sa ikaayos ng bansa natin maliban sa pagtawag sa karamihan ng filipino ng TANGA at BOBO..syempre dahil nag reply ako sa comment mo bobo rin ako… unahan na kita.

        1. Simple: I always obey simple guidelines and laws that you failipinos always can’t do because you think they’re just recommendations.

  28. Beautiful words from a beautiful mind! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I remember my student who called TV as an “idiot box.” As to the point in issue, Filipinos get distracted easily by media/entertainment and then the more important national concerns will be taken “later” or be forgotten or we become nonchalant at all, or… the national issues would just face a sudden death… I hope that million response of Filipinos to a certain show would also be the response when it comes to the welfare of the nation. It is just that these shows are not my cup of tea.

  29. AT WAG MO ISISI SA MGA TV SHOWS OR SA MGA KAPWA MO PILIPINO ANG MGA PROBLEMA SA PILIPINAS. LAHAT TAYO GUSTONG UMUNLAD ANG PILIPINAS KAYA WAG KANG MAGRUNUNG-RUNUNGAN.

    1. Mayabang ka, dami mong alam, nagamamarunong ka lang, feeling mo mataas ka sa iba.” And this is what you get when you try to apply simple common sense.

      Unfortunately, Pinoys put more emphasis on the tone and the perceived rudeness of the message more than on the actual content. Form over substance. And they can’t even put up proper counterarguments without resorting to Ah, basta! or argumentum ad hominem.

      Filipinos don’t respond to competence because it is a perceived threat. Yet it is ironic that they put a lot of weight on credentials, yet fail to consider them when they count. Instead, they would look for things to feel threatened about like, “mayabang”, or “nagmamagaling”, or what have you.

  30. To add, media is also used to generate useless surveys which pretty much gives suggestions to the idiot bobotante who to vote for come election time. Tell me, if there is really anyone questioning or even wondering about the validity of said surveys? I don’t get it why do we need surveys in the first place? To justify the result churned out by the PCOS machine? Idiot bobopinoy.

  31. Ang tagal na nang issue na to,gusto lang yatang kumita at makapagtrabaho itong writer.tapos kala ang tatalino na nyo kasi nakikita nyo ang dahilan kong bakit ang pilipinas ganito parin.kawawa ka naman writer,sana magbasa ka rin nang psychology para naman magkalaman ang utak mo nang pag intende di sa pangkalahatang issue nang ating bansa..kasi kayo lagi nyo ikinukompara ang pilipinas sa iba.at kahit may pagbabago man tayo hinde hinde yon mangyayari dahil sa hinde pagpanood ng TV.ano ba yan..nakakasuka kayo..kahit sa ibang bansa mayganitong issue.e kahit hinde manood o mag tweet ang 26m na ka tao ganito pa rin tayo..bakit di mo tirahin ang mga kurap na mga politiko para naman pakinabangan ka kisa pa english english ka pa wala namang patutungohan ka OA han mo..nag sawa na ang mga tao..kon nahiya ka dahil ang pilipinas ay ganito..Tingnan mo ang Greece pag aralan mo..wala kang pinagiba sa kapwa pilipino oi!!wake up and GROW UP.and buy a bit of inteligence so that you’ll make sense..there is a broadspectrum to consider.wala ka lang masabi..mag igib ka na lang..walang kwentang writer..

    1. Nah it’s failipinos like YOU who are useless. Palibhasa masyado kayong happy-go-lucky at puro fiesta lang ang alam nyo kaya wala talaga kayong pakealam sa mga problema ng bansang ito at all. Enjoy nyo lang ang kaka-fiesta nyo hanggang sa bumagsak na ang bansang ito’t mamatay ka bobong pinoy. Sino ngayon ang walang kwenta nekulelat?

      1. Do you know how you’d encourage people to change their ways? Speak to them with respect and never insult them.

        Filipinos are known all over the world as very polite and respectful people… In that sense, you’re a Failpino and not a real Filipino as you claim to be.

  32. wow, kung ndi kaya umabot ng 25m ang tweet para sa ALDUB, mapapansin mo kya ang problema na sinasabi mo?alam ng pilipino ang problema sa Pilipinas, may mga documentaries na napapanood sa GMA,award winning pa nga internationally, hindi pa ba sapat na means ang mga yun para magising ang mga nasa gobyerno?pero wala din ligtas ang mga journalist dahil kundi nawawala (desaparasidos) eh napapatay tulad ng nangyari sa mga napatay sa Ampatuan massacre (tama ba ko?)dalin mo sa kalye at mag rally masasaktan tulad ng Mendiola massacre, maliban na lang sa People Power, san ka na lang lulugar para ipaalam ang mga problema sa bansa? hindi lahat may twitter pero lahat may tv, na sa simpleng palabas may bigay na aliw at saya sa mga manunuod, ikaw asan ka ba ng mga time na mamasacre ang mga journalist na nasamang namatay sa Ampatuan?napanuod mo ba mga documentaries ng GMA/GMA NEws TV ? nagbigay ka ba ng ganitong time/effort kagaya ng sa mga nanunuod ng ALDUB o sa mga mabababaw na palabas? eh bat alam mo? in na in ka din ngaun? hindi mo siguro to masusulat kung hindi ka din minsan nanunuod o kung wala kang kakilala na may gusto sa ALDUB,try mo din manunood sa GMA NEws TV, dun may ang Pinaka, I Juander, State of the NAtion, Investigative DOcumentaties, Front Row, Reel Time kung ayaw mo manuod ng “MABABAW”

    1. tama tama hahaha, dapat kasi chill lang, lahat na problema sinisi na sa aldub..porke dami lng nagtweet.aruy tao nga nmn, pati kasiyahan kinokontra…
      may kanya kanya po taung socialsite na acct.meaning personal yun,kahit anu po gustu nating gawin pede..waglang lalabag sa batas..
      sa ilang oras na kasiyahan dami ng apektado hahaha…

  33. Kayo b n puro salita, ano nba naitulong nyo s pag unlad ng pilipinas? Ano gus2 nyo gawin ng mga tao, mag rally? Pagdebatihan s social media ung mga problema ng bansa?? S dami ng problemang nangyayari s bansa, ano b mgagawa ng mga ordinaryong tao? Ung mismong nakaluklok s taas nga walang magawa.. kung channel 2 kaya ang nagttrending ngaun andyan k kaya nagsasalita? Puro kayo pambabatikos pro kht kyo wala nmn kyo alam kung pano susolusyunan ang problema ng bansa, puro lang kyo salita..

    1. Typical failipino excuse: “what did you do for this country?” Tanungin mo kaya iyan sa sarili mo bobong pinoy kasi wala ka naman talagang pakealam sa bansang ito at all at kung meron man, pakitang-tao lang iyang ginagawa mo na parang yung sumali ka sa earth run para kamo sa inang kalikasan pero ang ginagawa mo lang ay basta ka lang nagtatapon ng mga bote ng tubig mo kung saan saan habang tumatakbo sa marathon na iyan.

      1. Domo, ikaw may pakialam ka ba talaga sa mga pangyayari sa ating bansa o gusto mo lang talagang magmukhang ‘intelehente’ sa pamamagitan ng walang humpay na pagtatanggol sa bawat artikulong pinapalabas ng GRP? Huwag magpaka ipokrito. Wag umasta na parang kayo lang ang marunong at may alam.

        1. Sus umepal ka pa inutil. Do I sound like a genius to you? Or is it because I’m speaking English that you’re implying that I’m being a smartass? You have no idea how pissed I am thanks to failipinos like you who always smothered this country because you prefer to be stupid and ignorant. IKAW ang wag umasta at nagmamarunong dahil sa salita mo pa lang halatang utak squatter ka.

        1. HAHA napakalayo mo sa ‘genius’ domo kaya wag kang feeler. LOL Kung pananalita ang pag babasehan, sino sa atin ang utak squatter? Uminom ka ng tubig dahil walang patutunguhan ang galit mong wala sa lugar.

        2. Insanity at it’s best when you degrade people you don’t even know how they survive daily. With this blog you don’t inspire but trigger hatred and outrage.

  34. Nasubukan kong sumama sa rally ng mga mangingisda dahil sa R.A 10654 kung saan pagbabawal sa mga mangingisda na manghuli ng isda na hindi bababa sa 3 kilo lamang, at kung mahuli ay itatapon, may sinasabi pa na ang alamang ay nagiging hipon,mas marami pang alam siguro sa ating mga nakapagaral ang mga mangingisda na hindi nakapag tapos sa pagpangalan sa mga isda sa pamilihan,
    nakakatawa dahil makikipagpustahan pa ang mga mangingisda na ilang taon ng nasa dagat sa mga nasa pwesto ng pamahalaan at naka pag aral na kanilang aalagaan ang alamang at kung maging hipon ito sa loob ng tatlong buwan ay ipapaputol nya ang kanyang ulo, ang mga kasama namin dun ay mga mangingisda mula sa iba’t ibang parte ng Pilipinas, may ari ng mga bangka, nagbebenta ng isda at fish broker, nawalan ng pagkakakitaan ang iba, humina ang huli, humina ang benta, walang mapakain sa mga pamilya nila, pero yung mga lalaki nakasama namin pinag uusapan din ang ALDUB, mga lalaking malalaki ang katawan, may maliit, may matanda, may bata, pero kinikilig din sa ALDUB at kahit sandali lang kinalimutan muna ang problema kung bakit sila magrarally, wala man lang gabinete ng gobyerno ang nagpunta upang makinig sa mga hinaing ng mga mangingisda, nilakad mula grandstand hanggang senado , may humarap bang mga pulitiko? salamat sa mga may dala ng pagkain upang ibahagi sa mga nagrarally, andun ka ba? isunulat mo din ba yung rally na yun? o busy ka sa ibang bagay? hindi lahat walang pakialam sa problema ng bansa. #justsayin

  35. @Parker,

    You’re displaying the effect of what this blog is trying to do: piss you off—which is what needs to happen to our people, so they will open their mind’s eyes to what is really going on in the Philippines and our people; and to dispel the delusions inside their heads that there really isn’t anything to “Proud to Be a Filipino” as long as our country and people are oppressing each other.

    Aeta

  36. Failipinos in the Failippines no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. They do not argue with propositions; they argue with good looks, celebrities and commercials.

  37. ANG DAMING MAYAYABANG DITO!!… GRABE WITH THIS KIND OF HIGH AND MIGHTY OPINIONS TLAGANG WALA NG PAG ASA PINAS… bakit p pinagdidiskitahan ninyo ang kaligayahan ng mga fans ng Aldub??… bakit s tingin nyo kya kung wala ang Aldub e nasulusyunan n ang problem ng pinas?… ako i’m thankful s Lord meron ng Aldub there’s positivity n sa mga tao, me happiness n, feeling good… hinde puro n lang nka concentrate s problema ng bayan, s mga basura na politician at s mga pasosyal n mga kung sinong me pinag aralan… katulad naming OFW, yung b nmang SAYA, KILIG AT LIGAYA sandali that we have from watching Aldub away from the homesick and loneliness and hardship namin away from our families.. tatawagin nyo pang kababawan at kabobohan??… what kind of people are u?… hinde kami bobo at hinde mbabaw!!… hinde kasalanan mghnap ng simple happiness in a world full of negativity and evil!!… nwawala lungkot namin at pagod whenever we watch kalyeserye, it makes us feel closer to home, closer to our families… HOW DARE YOU CALL OUR HAPPINESS KABABAWAN KABOBOHAN??… its one thing to be bitter and another thing to be jealous of another’s success… n please leave Joey DE leon alone because he has the right to his own opinions like u have… ang gagaling nyo magmagaling bakit ano nb ngawa nyo para sa bansa??…. kami OFW we work hard, we continue to sacrifice for our families future, we pray for our country and promote the Philippines tourism… YUNG ARTICLE MO ANG TRASHY NU because its judgmental…. because u disregard other’s peoples feelings…. trashy my foot!… who do u think u are anyways??…

    1. Again with this;

      “Mayabang ka, dami mong alam, nagamamarunong ka lang, feeling mo mataas ka sa iba.” And this is what you get when you try to apply simple common sense.

      Too much water is deadly.
      Too much coffee is poisonous.
      Too much mind numbing entertainment is lethal.

      It’s like some people would intentionally choose to be poisoned as long as they’re “happy.”

    2. Ay talagang walang pag-asa ang bansang ito kasi kayong mga bobong pinoy mismo ang responsable sa pagbagsak ng bansang ito. Nagbabanggit lang ang author kung ano ang problema ng bansang ito pero kayong mga happy-go-lucky na mga iho de puta ay umaatake sa kanya. Bakit masakit ang katotohanan ano? Tinamaan kayo ano? Enjoy nyo palagi ang mga kabobohanan ninyo ano mga utak squatter? Jeez matanda na ba talaga kayo o mga isip bata pa rin?

      1. At akala mo domo hindi ka kasali sa problema ng bansa? Ang mga taong katulad mo na panay pambababastos at pagmumura lang ang alam ay hindi nakakatulong. Intellectual wannabe na walang ibang ginawa kung hindi magreklamo at punahin ang kabobohan nang pinoy. Sa tingin mo may mapapala ka dyan? Ano ba talagang nagawa mo? Eh baka nasa harap ka lang ng kompyuter buong araw naglalaro nang paborito mong computer games.

        1. Hoy inutil I’m not being an intellect. I’m just saying what the hell is wrong with you failipinos. Oh so I sound very rude to you? Anong gusto mong gawin ko sa mga bobong pinoy na katulad mo binebeybi? Again ang tanda nyo na pero isip bata pa rin. Masama ba ang reklamo para sa iyo inutil? What if I serve you shit coffee and force you to pay it for 200 pesos? You just hate complaints because you’re always satisfied with your utter mediocrity do you failipino?

        2. Hindi ito ang tamang lugar para sa nagmumura mong bibig. Sarap mong busalan ng gulong ng ten-wheeler truck. Sa totoo lang, walang silbi ang mga komento mo. Pa epal ka lang sa mga authors ng GRP eh, kunwari pinagtatanggol mo articles nila eh wala rin namang sense mga sinasabi mo. Mas lalong nabobobo mga taong nakakabasa ng mga komento mo. Mga taong kagaya mo ang salot sa mga ganitong discussions eh. Kung ano-anong pinagsasabi. Ano bang expertise mo? Name-calling? Sumali ka ng Fliptop, tiyak mananalo ka dun 🙂

      2. IKAW ANG BOBO!!… MGSAMA SAMA KAU NG WRITER N TO… MGA MASYADONG MAGALING!!.. SA ALIN? S PANG IINSULTO!! SOLUSYON B YAN S PROBLEM NG BANSA?? ISAKSAK MO S UTAK MONG MAKITID ANG TRASHING ARTICLE NA TO!!… BAKIT KILALA MO B MGA NGMAMAHAL S ALDUB?.. N THE LIVES WE HAVE?? DAMN U FOR UR JUDGMENTAL ATTITUDE!!… WALA KAU N SO SOLVE S GANITONG ARTICLE!!.. KUNG ANG CHURCH NGA NG PRO PROMOTE N RIN NG ALDUB… WHAT THE CHURCH IS ALSO STUPID AT BOBO??? OK LANG KAU!… LEAVE OTHER PEOPLE’S HAPPINESS KUNG ANG GUSTO NYO LANG E MG WALLOW S PROBLEM NG BANSA E KAYO N LANG TLAGA!!… I’LL JUST PRAY FOR MY COUNTRY AND HELP THE BEST I KNOW HOW AND THAT IS NOT TO INSULT PEOPLE!!

    3. “kami OFW we work hard, we continue to sacrifice for our families future, we pray for our country and promote the Philippines tourism… YUNG ARTICLE MO ANG TRASHY NU because its judgmental…. because u disregard other’s peoples feelings…. trashy my foot!… who do u think u are anyways??…”

      Wow what do you you think you OFWs are? Bagong bayani? Sad to say but most of you OFWs are really causing trouble and only a few of them are real heroes.

      Make sacrifice for families? For what, freeloading or in Tagalog, palamunin? Oh please spare me the song “Kahit Konting Awa” and besides, you are just exploited by your own country.

      Oh really? I think you are living in Lala land!

      1. dati ng ng bansag ang “bagong bayani” s mga OFW’s… haller! why? because our country’s is being helped much by our remittances from around the globe… or haven’t u heard?…

        and NO i don’t need anyone’s awa!… that’s why i’m working hard for my family n country!… exploited by what? bka ikaw? s kitid mong utak!… living in lala land? whr is that? in ur mkitid n utak?… get lost!!…

    4. Really? 20 million+ tweets for AlDub? Amazing! How about a 20 million tweets for justice to SAF 44? Or 25 million tweets to DAP and PDAF? Get real mga mababaw na Pinoys.

      This country needs deep inner reflection. A zombie nation is in the making.

      1. And what help would it be if we get 30million tweets about pdaf? Wasnt it all over the mainstream? These tweets wont help the economy. The best it can do is give higher ratings to tv shows and concerts. There are proper venues for government concerns. And the least place you can put your political angst is on twitter.

  38. Anong konklusyon sa talakayang ito ay Magagaling lang ang mga Pilipino sa daldalan, payabangan ng opinyon, pagalingan ng kaalaman ng mga isyung tinatalakay. Magagaling tayong magsulat, mag analisa at magbigay ng kuro kuro. Bravo. Palakpakan.
    Pero… Nasaan ang gawa? Puro tayo ngawa!
    Lumalabas ka ba ng bahay mo at nagbibigay ng tulong sa kapwa?
    Ikaw ba ay nagbabayad ng tamang buwis?
    Pumipila ka ba ng maayos sa sakayan ng sasakyan?
    Humihingi ka ba ng resibo sa bawat pinamimili mo?
    Kay daming simpleng bagay na magagawa mo bukod sa pagbibigay ng opinyon ang pakikipagtalastasan ng galing dito.
    Tinatangkilik mo ba ang sariling produkto ng bansa mo?
    Iyan po ang maliliit na bagay ng dumadami kapag ginagawa ng tama.
    Aksyon pong pisikal at nadarama hindi leksyon sa papel at panulat lamang ang daan ng pag unlad ng sinasabi ninyong kababawan ng bawat Pilipino.

    1. It shows that a majority(not all) of pinoys are still not familiar with this concept of self-criticism or of humbly accepting criticism. Pinoys put more emphasis on the tone and the perceived rudeness of the message more than on the actual content. Form over substance. And they can’t even put up proper counterarguments without resorting to Ah, basta! or argumentum ad hominem.

      Some would even attempt to discredit the article and the author by imposing false technicalities;

      May nagawa ka ba…?
      Lumalabas ka ba ng bahay mo …?
      Pumipila ka ba ng…?

      Tinatangkilik mo ba ang sariling produkto ng bansa mo?

      This is actually against consumer rights. You cannot force people to buy “pinoy only” products just to brag this pinoy pride nationalism.

      1. @WR

        “Tinatangkilik mo ba ang sariling produkto ng bansa mo?”

        – I don’t think this statement means or pertains to anything that forces you the Filipino consumer to buy only Filipino made products. While you have rights to buy whatever you want, one way of supporting your own country is to buy locally made products. Unless the products that you intend to buy cannot be produced locally like Caviar, Apples, etc.

        “It shows that a majority(not all) of pinoys are still not familiar with this concept of self-criticism or of humbly accepting criticism. ”

        – While I agree with you, I think this characteristic is also same with Japanese people. I’m very familiar with them as I have a lot of Japanese friends. In their culture, the way you say things is very important. They are also sensitive like Filipinos. And yet they have the #3 best economy in the world. So my point is, maybe pointing out flaws will only promote resistance rather than improvement.

        Addressing this concern is important but more importantly, HOW TO DEAL with them will help people who need to better themselves.

    1. Then why don’t you give a damn about the passing of the nonsense bbl in which the people in Mindanao are at stake? Oh yeah because you’re too busy watching your shitty shows.

      1. Palakpakan para kay domo! Napakagaling ng batang ito. Socially aware, at mukhang alam nya lahat ng issues at problema ng Pilipinas. Napakahalaga ng papel nya sa diskusyong ito – ang bastusin at laitin ang sinumang kokontra sa artikulo. Malaking tulong ang ginagawa nya para maudlotan ang katangahan ng mga pinoy.

        Huwag na kayong kumontra dahil bobo kayong lahat.. wala kayong pake.

        1. Yan ang papel nya at dyan sya binabayaran. Tignan mo ‘pag nahanap na nya yung Dictionary nya babanat na yan ng mga malalim na English na kasing lalim ng butas ng CRAB!Wahahaha! BANAT DOMO-NYO!!!lol

      2. Ano na DOMO-NYO? Na Asawa ni DIMO-NYA? Nawawala na ba yung English Dictionary mo? Andito na Ako! Yung sinasabi mo na Pilipinong Bobo, Walang Kwenta, Walang Naitutulong sa Bansa, Shallow, Stupid, Useless…Ano pa ba? Bahala ka na kung ano pang gusto mong itawag mo sa akin. Kung san ka masaya suportahan taka! Whooo! FANTASTIC BABY! DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! Hinihingal na ako sa kasasayaw ‘di ka pa rin nagpaparandam sa akin!

  39. Ofw po ako, mababaw man ang pinapanood at least nagdudulot ng sigla sa amin na halos trabaho at puno ng homesickness. Instead na malugmok sa kalungkutan, hindi ba pwedeng manood ng “kababawan” para naman maaliw dahil kung news lang ang panuorin lalo na sa bayan natin nakaka STRESS po. Hayaan na lang maging masaya mga tao sa preference nila. As long na corrupt and selfish mga namumuno, di mababgo ang situasyon ng bansa natin. God gave us free will at di Nya un sinasaklawan so there’s no reason para saklawan natin choices ng ibang tao. Pareparehas tayong may gift of wisdom kaya alam natin kung ang ginagawa natin ay tama o mali.

  40. omg! kung etweet ba ng mga taga aldubnation ang problema ng pinas, maayos ba? kung e patrend ba ng aldubnation na taasan ang mga sahod ng lahat ng manunulat kagaya mo, tataas ba? kung epatrend nila ang dapat gawin ng presidente, gagawin ba niya? kau naman oh!
    wag nio na paki alaman ang mga ALDUBNATION! dun sila naka focus kasi kahit 1 hour lng man sasaya sila sa likod ng maraming problema sa ating bansa, mga OFW,kahit isang oras lng mabawasan ang kanilang HOMESICK! at dahil siguro effective yon sa kanila, para naman makabawi, yong rest time nila, ginugugol sa pagtweet, kumbaga pasalamat yon sa EATBULAGA ng GMA!
    siguro kung maganda tong ARTICLE mo, naku, magtetrending ka rin sa twitter, e snip nila buo sabay bigay ng LINKS. eretweet nila yan! baka matalo mo ang hashtag ng ibang network!

  41. Di mo isususlat itong article mo kung di dahil sa Aldub sensation di ba? Gusto mo ring sumikat? Magsulat ka ng iba gaya ng sinasabi mong mga politiko, economic crisis, environmental issues, doon ka sisikat, sigurado yun. Itong kaligayahang nadarama ng mga mahihirap nating kababayan na di maabot ang mga ninanais nila dito nila nailalabas at naiibsan sa panonood ng sinasabi mong “TRASHY” na palabas. Maibibigay mo ba sa kanila itong konting kaligayahan na ito? Subukan mong magaulat ng mga “TRASHY” articles baka maraming mag tweet sa iyo.

  42. Sa title pa lang ng article mong ” Filipinos’ addiction to shallow TV shows will cause their downfall” KSP na kagad yung tipong expecting di ba..magisip ka rin kung tama yung pagsusulat mong ganyan edukado kang wala sa lugar.

  43. ‘Will cause their downfall..’ ? CAUSE ? LOL, dont you have to be ‘up’ somewhere to have a downfall ? Sorry but the suggestion is a moot point.

  44. ‘Wag nyo ng patulan si DOMO, wala tayong mapapala dyan. Yan ang papel nya…kontrabida. Remember, maraming binayaran ang ABS-CBN para gawin ang mga yan. ‘Di sila ang masusunod kung anong gusto nating gawin. Domo….BANAT!!!=P

  45. ‘Wag nyo ng patulan si DOMO-NYO ha? Ako nalang, uubusin ko yung mga English nya.hahaaha!Focus lang kayo sa tao ng ABS-CBN na si Ilda. Juan for All, All for Juan! Bayanihan Naaaaaaa!hehehe!

  46. DOMO-NYO! Asawa ni DIMO-NYA! Asan ka na? ‘Di mo pa ba nahahanap yung English Dictionary mo? Sige, habang hinahanap mo sasayaw muna ako ng..FANTASTIC BABY! DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!Whoooo!

  47. Reading some of the not-so-intelligent comments and remarks in this article makes me think that China, in nuking us or invading the country, is actually doing us a favor.

    “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan!” – An yare?

    1. Kapatid gawin mo lang kung ano ang sa tingin mo ang maitutulong mo sa bansa natin. Kasi kami kahit i-enjoy namin ang mga sarili namin gaya ng panonood namin ng makakapagpasaya sa amin, di pa rin namin nakakalimutan ang mga obligasyon namin sa pamilya, kamag-anak, ibang tao at sa ating bansa okey?=)

      1. Dave, kapatid,

        “okey?” Ewan ko. Tingin ko hindi.

        Are you lecturing me on how to be a good citizen? Fine. I may have a few questions, sir.
        1. “…gawin mo lang kung ano ang sa tingin mo ang maitutulong mo sa bansa natin.” – Sa tingin ko ginampanan ng may akda nang sulatin na ito ang kanyang tungkulin. Ang magpahayag at magpaalala sa mga kababayan n’ya. Bilang isang pangkaraniwang mamamayan, ‘yan lamang ang magagawa n’ya, ang magsulat, at magpahayag kung ano ang nakikita nyang mali. Tanong: bakit hindi n’yo tapatan ito ng sapat katwiran kung naniniwala kayo na tama ang paninindigan n’yo? Sa nakikita ko, mukhang sinusupil nyo ang may akda ngunit wala naman kayong maibigay na kapakipakinabang na mungkahi.

        2. Palagay nating meron ngang kapakipakinabang sa nilalaban mo, ito ba ‘yun? – “kasi kami kahit i-enjoy namin ang mga sarili namin gaya ng panonood namin ng makakapagpasaya sa amin, di pa rin namin nakakalimutan ang mga obligasyon namin sa pamilya, kamag-anak, ibang tao at sa ating bansa.”

        Please enlighten us, kapatid. There may be wisdom in what you are fighting for that we just can’t see.

  48. Hindi lang mga bobo may kasalanan dito, pati na rin mga taong nagdudunong-dunongan eh wala namang ibang ginawa kundi sumatsat nang sumatsat. Hanggang social media at internet nalang ba ang katalinuhan nyo? Bat di kayo makipagkita sa presidente nang mapag-usapan nyo ang mga isyu na kailangang pagtuonan nang pansin? Tingnan natin kung talagang may mapupuntahan ang mga reklamo nyo. Hindi naman lingid sa kaalaman ng lahat ang mga nangyayari sa ating bayan, hindi na kailangan pang iTwitter o Facebook. Ilang dekada na ang pagdurusa ng Pilipinas pero wala pa ring nangyayari. Ilang Edsa Revolution pa ba ang kailangan? Hindi paba sapat ang araw-araw na rally at demonstrasyon? Kahit ilang beses pa tayong magreklamo kung magbubulag-bulagan at magbibingi-bingihan lang naman ang sakim na kinauukulan na iniisip lang ang kanilang personal na interes eh wala pa ring silbi. Huwag isisi lahat sa katangahan ng Pinoy.

    Itong taga GRP na magagaling, mga intelektwal at matatalino, bat di kayo makipagpulong sa mga kinauukulan nang mapag-usapan nyo ang mga problema ng bansa? Bat di nyo isa-isahing puntahan ang ABS-CBN at GMA at personal na ilahad ang inyong sentimento? Basura naman pala lahat ng pinapalabas nila eh. Pero hindi nyo gagawin yan dahil sa totoo lang, wala naman talaga tayong pake sa isa’t isa. Ang gusto lang naman ng iba sa atin ay ipangalandakan ang kanilang karunungan. Pakatapos nyan ay kanya-kanyang buhay na. Kaya’t huwag na tayong magpaka ipokrito.

  49. Dapat respeto naman sa aldub…porket maraming nanonood masama na agad…sobra naman. Dapat tangkilikin pa nga kasi bibihira makakuha ng 26 million tweet ang pinoy..stop with the crab mentality. Gawing inspirasyon hindi makikisawsaw sa kasikatan ng aldub pata sumimat din….wag rin maging hipokrito, tandaan mo, pati mga magulang at kapatid mo nanonood ng aldub para sa simpleng kasiyahan. Alam naman natin na ang hindi lang nanonood ng aldub, yung nagpapanggap na hindi pa napapanood ang aldub ay sina vice ganda, lea salonggan at pinoy, kaya kung sila ang magulang at kapatid mo maniniwala ako hahahaha Peace!

  50. Ganito na lang. Sana makatulong ako na tumino ang palitan ng kuro-kuro dito:

    Author Ilda said:

    “With the phenomenal success of the #Aldub using social media, one cannot help but think about the other more important issues that Filipinos should be bringing to the top of the trending topic. I can think of a few:

    1. Traffic and flooding problem in the country particularly in Metro Manila.

    2. Risk exposure to the effects of climate change and the need for better disaster preparedness.

    3. China’s threat against our territorial claims on the West Philippine Sea.

    4. High crime rate including threats from Islamic terrorists in Mindanao.

    5. Energy and Water crisis.

    6. High unemployment rate.

    7. Appalling conditions of the victims of natural disasters.

    8. Theft of public funds using mechanisms such as pork barrel and Presidential slush funds by public servants.

    The importance of all of the above is self-evident. Most Filipinos experience the challenges of overcoming them on a daily basis. But unfortunately, they prefer to spend their time escaping in the world of trashy entertainment. If they continue to ignore these things, the country will continue its downward spiral. No amount of watching noontime shows can help them escape it. The good news is, if Filipinos work together towards these common goals, they will find the solution to their problems sooner rather than later.”

    Question: Do you agree or not? Whatever your answer is, explain.

    1. Thanks for highlighting the most important part of the article, Vincent. The Aldub fans seems too focused on the perceived “insult” on their preference in shows instead of the point of the article.

      1. You’re welcome, Ilda.

        So far, the exchanges in this article (actually, even in the previous ones) can be summarzed into this:

        GRP Author: I think Philippine TV shows contributes to the problems of the Filipinos. Am I right?

        Reply 1: You’re stupid!!!

        Reply 2: Sobra ka manghusga!!

        Reply 3: Minsan na nga lang ako magkahilig sa TV hahadlangan mo pa!

        Reply 4: Walang masama sa kilig.

        Reply 5: Maka-ABS CBN ka!!

        Reply 6: Maka-GMA ka!!

        Reply 7: O e bakit ikaw anong nagawa mo?

        and so on and so forth.

        Wala man lang, “I disagree. Philippine TV shows does not contribute to the country’s problem because…”

        I wonder why. Because without any good rebuttal from them, I guess it can be concluded that indeed there is nothing beneficial about those TV shows. Why? Its supporters can’t even form a good argument to defend their stand and convince us that this article is wrong.

        1. bakit have u watched kalye serye?.. e baka sandali k lang sumilip… do u even know the values they are trying to teach teenagers these days?? i don’t what the fuss is all about!!… kung gusto nyo n puro concern ng bansa ang dini discuss there are also programs for that,, GMA has alot of documentaries features that focuses on national issues… n napapnsin dn s ibang bansa at nabibigyan ng solution… why are u making such a fuss over a tv-show n 2 hrs lng nman everyday? a show that is making alot of people happy n learning values also for the youth of today…. gusto nyo ng concern s bansa then do it yourselves punta kau at mg rally ng mg rally s kalye pra ipaabot mga gusto nyo… but don’t say bobo or mababaw the people just because we;re watching Aldub!!.. HALLER!!.. lots of intelligent socialites also love Aldub hr and abroad.. does that make them bobo?? OK LANG KAU?? wag nman msyado bias… TGAL N PROBLEM NG BANSA… ang Aldub 2 months p lang!!.. tapus isisi nyo p s mga tao n nanonood ng kalyeserye… e wala nman ako kya pinapanood kundi EB dito… aside from the news what’s goin on s pinas… NANG AANU KAU EH!!… punta kau dito s Israel tignan nyo kung s talino nyo e matuto agad kau ng language hr, pati mgbasa at mgsulat… they love shows here even cooking and reality shows… but does that make them bobo and unaware of their countries problem lalo n sa security?… of course not but they also need konting happiness and stress reliever from all the fear pg me rockets s mga rambulan at terror attacks from everywhere… but what? their government is very effective ksi in taking care of their needs in building roads and bridges and medical services of all kinds… how do they help by creating nationalism and unity amongst all jews around the world and encouraging them to go back and build a solid Israel… which is also what we do as OFWs in other countries, we even have weekly prayer meetings to intercede for our country and we even contribute help to those in need in little that we have… Kalye serye has done alot for me, ksi i have positive outlook now, kht mahirap buhay abroad may saya, i always have somethng to look forward to everyday hinde n yung hirap n prang nkakulong n helpless to do something bout it… so pls be careful what u put in writing, be an inspiration like Kalye serye and Aldub is doing for us!… GOD BLESS!!..

        2. Metukah sheli:

          1. “bakit have u watched kalye serye?.. e baka sandali k lang sumilip…” – One or twice, yes

          2. “do u even know the values they are trying to teach teenagers these days??” – What are those? Care to share? I may have watched but I may have failed to see something there that you may want me to look at so, care to guide me please.

          3. “…why are u making such a fuss over a tv-show n 2 hrs lng nman everyday?” – Because I personally think that it contributes to the ignorance of the masses. It diverts their attention from more pressing national issues because it takes their time and attention. And if those national issues are not resolved, they will be among those that leads in condemning the government. I especially care because those that are close to me, especially the younger ones (children of my relatives, friends), are slowly being influenced by these. To be brutally frank, kung kayo-kayo lang at di nadadamay ang mga kamag-anak at kaibigan ko, siguro ayos lang. Pero unti-unti kasing nahihila yung mga kakilala ko at di ko gusto ang epekto sa kanila.

          4. “…but don’t say bobo or mababaw the people just because we;re watching Aldub!!.. HALLER!!.. lots of intelligent socialites also love Aldub hr and abroad.. does that make them bobo?” – I don’t remember saying “bobo” to anyone. Maybe you were referring to someone else.

          5. “NANG AANU KAU EH!!” – I refuse to comment on this. This is equivalent to an “E ‘di wow!” response that if replied back would lead to a stupid conversation.

          6. “… punta kau dito s Israel tignan nyo kung s talino nyo e matuto agad kau ng language hr, pati mgbasa at mgsulat… they love shows here even cooking and reality shows…” – Punta ako sa Israel tingnan namin kung sa talino namin ay matututo agad kami ng language hr, pati magsulat at magbasa? – I don’t get this part. On the second, I guess good for them.

          7. “but does that make them bobo and unaware of their countries problem lalo n sa security?… ” again, I never called anyone bobo for any reason. Maybe you were referring to the author or any of the commenters. You should ask them that question kung kanino mo man nakita yan.

          8. “…of course not but they also need konting happiness and stress reliever from all the fear pg me rockets s mga rambulan at terror attacks from everywhere… but what? their government is very effective ksi in taking care of their needs in building roads and bridges and medical services of all kinds… how do they help by creating nationalism and unity amongst all jews around the world and encouraging them to go back and build a solid Israel… which is also what we do as OFWs in other countries, ” – Do us all a favor. Personally, I am upset with OFWs and foreigners saying “here in our country we’re like this unlike yours”, “doon sa pinanggalingan ko hindi ganito, ganyan” and I remember the old commercial “walang ganyan sa States.” Fine! Good for them! Question is how did they do it? So write something about it. Tell us how did they do it.

          8. “Kalye serye has done alot for me, ksi i have positive outlook now” – Good for you. Like what I said in another article, people who found something good on this, like you, should write an article so they can convince us that we are wrong. Can you write an article about that?

          9. “…i always have somethng to look forward to everyday hinde n yung hirap n prang nkakulong n helpless to do something bout it…” Well, looking forward to another Kalye Serye episode could be your coping skills. Let me share mine. When I was an OFW, to reduce the feeling of helplessness (using your word) I bring my work home. I keep myself busy. Then I saved enough money so I can buy Playstation 2. If I get tired with that, I bring to my room a few books from our office library. We are free to do that. When I used them all up, I go to the bookstore not necessarily to buy new ones but to read from there. Fortunately, the bookstore allows it and they even put tables so anybody can do that. That’s Jarir Bookstore near Radisson Hotel in Doha, Qatar in case you want to know where is that regardless if you are in Qatar or not. I really avoid watching TFC and other Filipino channels when I was there. One reason is, the internet is already there for the news and to communicate at home; second, for the reason that I don’t want to be among those that knows nothing about Apolinario Mabini being a paralytic and but is always updated with TV shows. You might say that I am implying that watching TFC and GMA TV abroad (whatever you call it) is “nakakabobo.” Not really. But put it this way, what would be the effect if I spend two hours of my everyday watching them instead of using those hours reading or sending emails to my family and friends at home?

          If I will be watching anything, I’ll watch History by Lourd de Veyra, The Probe Team, Reporter’s Notebook, the Correspondents (meron pa n’yan noon), I-Witness, and the like. Masakit sa ulo, ‘kamo? Well, how else would you spend your rest time abroad productively? Mine is not watching Filipino shows. My family tells me a lot about that during chat sessions, anyway. Educating oneself could cause headache but what are its benefits in the end?

          10. “…be an inspiration like Kalye serye and Aldub is doing for us!” – I guess this is what GRP has been trying to do ever since it was launched. To inspire – ‘di nga lang siguro kagaya ng nakukuha mo sa Aldub (or Pastillas or whatever. I really don’t care which one).

          God bless [you], too.

        3. @Vicente, really nothing beneficial with this kind of shows? how about what they segment called juan for all, all for juan bayanihan? what about those plastic bottles that they get in every baranggay to at least lessen the cause of flooding and the cause of dengue. what about they building classrooms and libraries to our public school in the provinces? what about the chairs that they donating for classroom use? and lastly what about the EB scholarship for those who cant afford to go to college? are those things not beneficial?

        4. @Dalagangbubuyog(ladybee)

          1. “really nothing beneficial with this kind of shows? how about what they segment called juan for all, all for juan bayanihan?” – I don’t know. Don’t ask me to prove your point for you. Prove it yourself by showing to me.

          2. “what about those plastic bottles that they get in every baranggay to at least lessen the cause of flooding and the cause of dengue. what about they building classrooms and libraries to our public school in the provinces? what about the chairs that they donating for classroom use? and lastly what about the EB scholarship for those who cant afford to go to college? are those things not beneficial?” – Same answer.

          I know a few corrupt politicians who does more than that (distributing scholarships, cash to the poor, engaging in humanitarian causes like building classrooms, waste collection, etc.) In the end, what you’re trying to tell me makes me gauge the show using the same yardstick I use to measure the sincerity of these politicians. But I will not yet do that to be fair. So if you think I’m wrong, show me what you’re seeing instead of asking me “Don’t you think Eat Bulaga is doing great, blah, blah, bhah” because I’ll just answer you with “I don’t know.”

    2. @Vincent

      My issue with this article is that it presented the problems but did not suggest a resolution. So I think this article is also shallow. Twitting this problems will not resolve them. If a particular food is bland, will it taste better talking how bland it is? Maybe people should talk on how to spice it up a little bit.

      Even if the ultimate goal of the blogger is to help this country, the title itself subconsciously tells people that they are “Shallow” or “Mababaw”. It’s insulting, so instead of gathering people to tackle this problems it creates disparity among us.

      Lastly, the supposedly “intellectuals” of this country knows that Filipinos behave in a certain way so everything was put into place so that it will remain the same and they’ll keep on cashing on them. So, if you guys really want to break the cycle, maybe the blame game and name calling is not a good start. A Sick man won’t heal if you tell him how sick he looks like.

      1. To Open Ears:

        “Even if the ultimate goal of the blogger is to help this country, the title itself subconsciously tells people that they are “Shallow” or “Mababaw”. It’s insulting, so instead of gathering people to tackle this problems it creates disparity among us.”

        That is most GRP authors has been trying to tell its critics – read the whole article first. It is one way of reminding people of the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”- telling them to be critical thinkers.

        “So, if you guys really want to break the cycle, maybe the blame game and name calling is not a good start.” – I for one never resorted to this. Maybe you should address that directly to the author or the admin.

        “Maybe people should talk on how to spice it up a little bit.” – Well, I think authors can do that but they will still be crticized. So I hope a counter article will help GRP authors write their next articles based on that.

        1. @Vincent

          “That is most GRP authors has been trying to tell its critics – read the whole article first. It is one way of reminding people of the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”- telling them to be critical thinkers.”

          – I read it from start to finish and I did so with an open mind, I want to see exactly why it will cause the viewer’s downfall. I have no problem with people who don’t like Aldub or EB for that matter as some people I know personally don’t watch it but we don’t argue about it at all. Imagine yourself accused of rape, without substantial or recorded evidence you were sentenced for life,etc. Isn’t it only fair that you question or make an appeal to the court as to why it came to that decision?

          “Well, I think authors can do that but they will still be crticized. So I hope a counter article will help GRP authors write their next articles based on that.”

          – Not everybody will agree with you all the time. Sometimes we even have disagreements with our loved ones like BF/GF, Wife/Husband, Parents, etc. If GRP writers are allergic to criticism, then articles should have some form of rational or factual basis as to why a certain opinion was formed. Also, negativity attracts negativity so writing manner is also important. How to convey a message without offending anyone.

        2. To Open Ears:

          1. “I want to see exactly why it will cause the viewer’s downfall.” –

          I hope this would help.

          Just the point that there could be a much better use of time than be hooked on the TV for 2 (I’m not sure) hours. I understand that we are already tired of the hardships in life that we could use a little entertainment. I even have that. I am a fan of Suits, I watch The Walking Dead (up to season 3 only), WWE PPVs, UFC, and just a week ago, I finally got the chance to catch Band of Brothers from Ep 1 to 10. I also watched the first two episodes of Ang Probinsyano. But discipline calls that right after the show, I should put my mind to other important things: work, family, community (my barangay), and God (though I admit that that doesn’t quite fit with WWE and UFC. My bad). I move on as soon as the end credits theme is played. But what I noticed with most Filipino fans is they don’t move on quite easily thus having their time and attention stuck to those TV shows. Example, which is especially I’m most irritated about, in a cramped elevator, people are noisily and giggly talking about an update on Aldub and Pastillas despite the sign there that says “Please lower your voice.” Mind you, what they’re discussing happened like a week ago. Wouldn’t it be better if they talk about something like one guy about his plan to build a farm in the future, or another purchasing stocks or establishing his own business – after watching those TV shows (that we’ve been debating about)?

          2. “I have no problem with people who don’t like Aldub or EB for that matter as some people I know personally don’t watch it but we don’t argue about it at all.” – Neither do I. It is mostly in the internet that this is hotly debated. Also, as I’ve said, I move on quickly that I don’t entertain discussing this elsewhere especially at times and places where it is inappropriate.

          3. “Imagine yourself accused of rape, without substantial or recorded evidence you were sentenced for life,etc. Isn’t it only fair that you question or make an appeal to the court as to why it came to that decision?” – I’m sorry, Open Ears. I don’t get this part but yeah you’re right about the right to appeal.

          4. “Not everybody will agree with you all the time.” – Of course, and I’m sure everyone is prepared for that.

          5. “Sometimes we even have disagreements with our loved ones like BF/GF, Wife/Husband, Parents, etc.” – True but as what I have learned from Suits, people have disagreements and misunderstanding every now and then but those differences sometimes could also bring people closer together.

          6. “If GRP writers are allergic to criticism, then articles should have some form of rational or factual basis as to why a certain opinion was formed. Also, negativity attracts negativity so writing manner is also important. How to convey a message without offending anyone.” –

          Not because I am a GRP regular, I don’t really think they are “allergic” to criticisms. In fact they respond to it as best as they could. Besides, when they write an article, they are aware that they’re about to stir the hornet’s nest. They are ready to be stung.

          In the end, it’s all about how people choose their words to convey a message and how its recipients will take it. Like, if I told a cook, “the last dish you cooked tasted better than this” I might get a reply, “So you’re telling me my cooking is getting worse!”

          Let me offer solutions (to everyone).

          All GRP articles goes through admin approval before its publication. So if anyone thinks that one article is offensive, I think you may contact admin for that.

          And next time, before reacting (hastily), try asking the author, “did I read you right? Do you really mean…?” Clarify first with the author what he/she really meant to minimize “negativity attracting negativity.” (Forgive me but I think that is not quite what I’ve learned in physics. Oops before you whip me, I get it. You mean offensive words attracts retaliation). Sometimes being too straightforward could be interpreted as being rude, right? Then again, maybe not everyone has the ability to do that. This is where responsible commenters are needed – to mediate and help clear things out.

        3. @Vincent

          Thank you for the reply.

          1.) As I can see, you watch a lot of programs. I only watch EB, and on YT because I don’t really watch TV anymore. Not to mention, I decided not to subscribe to any cable service. So my point is, I, for one, who watches EB have other things to do the rest of the day like my work, cooking for dinner, playing the guitar, etc. I watch normally at night when I’m done with my responsibilities. Point is, a lot of people watching EB/Aldub are just like me. If we compare ourselves alone, it seems that you have more time watching TV than I do.

          Example, which is especially I’m most irritated about, in a cramped elevator, people are noisily and giggly talking about an update on Aldub and Pastillas despite the sign there that says “Please lower your voice.”

          – I also have this problem for a LONG time, even before ALDUB existed. Manners is first taught at home. In the office sometimes, our company admin sings aloud while working and I signaled to her once to shut it as she can be heard by the person I’m talking to over the phone.

          “Wouldn’t it be better if they talk about something like one guy about his plan to build a farm in the future, or another purchasing stocks or establishing his own business – after watching those TV shows (that we’ve been debating about)?”

          – Well that is subjective in my opinion. While your suggestion is ideal, it’s none of our business if they wanted to end up Financially stable or Broke. If you personally know someone like this and you’re really concerned, maybe you can plant some seeds leading to the subject of prosperity.

          2.My answer to your #2 comment is “Okay”.

          3. “I’m sorry, Open Ears. I don’t get this part but yeah you’re right about the right to appeal.”

          – If someone is called “Mababaw”, “Bobo”, etc. and unaware of why they are being accused of being such, don’t you think it’s only right that they ask for explanation why?

          4. I think NOT everyone is prepared for that. As for what this blog’s comments show, when there is an Anti-thesis to their Thesis, they resort to name calling. Also, I had a question directed to the author of the blog, but it seems to be ignored.

          5. In this post, that is not the case. It lacks clarity and evidence to prove as to why “Shallow” TV Shows will cause their Downfall. I’m not saying it won’t, I’m saying without facts and evidences, it looks more like a LONG RANT. Not to mention, no suggested solutions to the problem.

          6. As I wrote earlier, I haven’t received a reply from the author of this blog.

          ““negativity attracting negativity.” (Forgive me but I think that is not quite what I’ve learned in physics. Oops before you whip me, I get it. You mean offensive words attracts retaliation).”

          – Exactly what I meant.

          “Sometimes being too straightforward could be interpreted as being rude, right? Then again, maybe not everyone has the ability to do that…”

          – Assertiveness and straightforwardness are typical American/Western traits. I think majority of our fellow Filipinos are not like that, similar to other Asians except mainland Chinese and Korean people. So as much as a straightforward person that I really am, I got myself in trouble a lot not because I maligned someone, but just because of thee problem that you just mentioned. Point: People of higher understanding should shift gears at conveying a message as to prevent conflict.

          “…This is where responsible commenters are needed – to mediate and help clear things out.”

          – Agree.

  51. After speed-reading through the comments, I think it’s admirable that GRP readers/commenters/writers (the regular ones) have not lost their ideals and that their sense of nationalism still burns bright. And, the earnestness to which you pursue those ideals is sometimes misinterpreted as a verbal attack on those who rarely encountered such passionate intellectual discourse. Look at how you served the whole truth and nothing but the truth in your criticism of those who commented in defense of their TV viewing habits. Unfortunately, the no-frills no-holds-barred criticism doesn’t work at all in changing another person’s mind, but I appreciate how you challenged the ordinaryong mamamayang Pilipino to look inward and reflect how else each of us can contribute to social change. How about we start by watching “Heneral Luna” and adding to the takilya numbers, which the filmmakers will put to good use by making that “Gregorio del Pilar” biopic although I’d rather see an “Apolinario Mabini” film next.

    I’m finished with my salutations… Let’s get on with the show.

    Okay. Palaging sinasabi ng mga tga-GRP di marunong bumoto mga Pinoy. Tingnan nyo nga mga pagpipilian namin sa 2016. Si Nognog, ang Elitista, at ang TraPOE. Sila matutunog ngayon.

    I sincerely hope na may lumitaw na ibang kandidato dyan. Somebody may mga katangian ng isang ideal na public servant. While I continue to hope, I’m also a realist. I’ve lost faith with our politicians. Jaded and numb na ako sa mga ganitong usapin. Philippine politics has gone to the dogs. (Segueway: Speaking of dogs, President Noynoy’s pet is a German Shepherd, which is being trained as a bomb sniffing dog. Personally, mas bet ko si Pulguso.)

    Siguro kung ung tanging nananatiling kapangyarihan natin bilang mga Pilipino – ang makapag-boto ng mga senador/senadora, congressmen/congresswomen, local government officials, at iba pa na talagang deserving, na may determinsayon at tunay na hangarin na makapaglingkod sa bayan – ay may merong pupuntahan na maganda. (May bagong umagang paparating, ang peg!) That’s well and good!

    Kaya lang di ganun ang totoong sitwasyon. Iilan lng sa mga personalidad sa larangan ng politika ang masasabi kong meron pa’ng partial na tiwala at respeto ang mga Pilipino. But, the rest of them don’t inspire much confidence, and the veterans are most likely rotten to the core na. I dunno why they’re still holding government positions. To blame the poorest of the poor and call them mangmang at BOBOtante doesn’t help at all. Not-so-constructive criticisms and challenges thrown to other people online aren’t going to drive social reform or inspire the powerful and the influential to effect social change.

    Kung walang changes sa mga hanay ng mga tatakbo sa gubyerno before the filing of d COC ends and d campaign period begins, well gud luck na lng sa ‘tin lahat. Sa 2016 elections, isang game of musical chairs na lang ang mangyayari.

    Another thing I’d like to point out is the effect of being constantly bombarded with negative news – rape/slays, murders, rape/abuse of minors, domestic/marital abuse, kidnappings, senseless killings, thefts/robberies, road accidents, road rage homicides, widespread corruption from the high-ranking officials to the rank-and-file employees in all sectors. I can go on with this litany of the evil things that men, women and some kids can do.

    But, the constant barrage of social and political issues sa consciousness ng mga Pilipino can be a form of psychological abuse. Di nga lang natin namamalayan. All that negativity wears down the human psyche. Sa personal na level, we try to cope sa overwhelming stress at pagod na nararamdaman natin by being selective sa mga issues na bibigyan natin ng attention. At nagagawa dn natin maging selective sa mga gawain natin sa araw-araw at sa mga taong nakakasalamuha natin.

    Example ng ganitong behavior (selectiveness) ay yung answer na “yung pagbabago ay dapat nagsisimula sa kung sino ang nanunungkulan ngayon” at yung sinabi na di na wala na tayong magagawa dyan (trapik sa EDSA, etc.) or something to that effect.

    Siguro na-oversaturate na yung utak at damdamin ng mga Pilipino. Pati na ang spiritual na aspeto, which not only refers to religious devotion but also yung spiritual zest sa buhay. Considering na araw-araw ay bugbog-sarado ang kamalayan nating mga Pilipino sa stress ng buhay at sobrang pagod na in dealing with thousands of “tolerations” – little things we ignore in our lives that repeatedly disappoint and bother us, which causes our frustrations, disappointments and hurts to pile up.

    Kaya na’ng dumating yung Aldub, karamihan sa mga kababayan natin ay ibinaling ang kanilang atensyon sa isang segment ng Eat Bulaga. This is selective behavior and it’s bordering on obsession.

    Aminado ako’ng fan ako ng Aldub at nina JoWaPao. I’m not going to argue for or against the issue of KABABAWAN sa mga noontime shows. It’s obvious they were designed that way. But, it’s not because the viewers are dumb or that the showrunners of EB, Showtime and their many iterations are the dumb ones. It’s because merong value ang kababawan sa isang taong stressed at pagod. These shows don’t require cerebral interaction between the viewers and the performers. So, what if naba-blanko nga ang karamihan sa mga sumusubaybay ng Pinoy TV shows.

    Pag nagme-meditate ka, di ba importante na hwag muna’ng mag-focus sa iisang thought? Emptying your mind of thoughts and letting them pass without focusing on anythig is meant to make you feel at ease and relaxed. Mas mainam na visceral lang at maging observant sa kung ano’ng nangyayari sa paligid ng walang judgment. Yes, I’m aware TV-Lalaland is the opiate of the masses in this millenium. Di na malakas ang impluwensya at appeal ng simbahan sa mga tao ngayon. So, Marx’s comment seems irrelevant sa mga Pinoy.

    My personal experience with Aldub didn’t start with a kilig feeling. Na-una yung intellectual curiosity ko. I was interested sa mga microexpressions at body language nina Alden at Maine. I came to a point na na-ooverthink ko na mga bagay-bagay. So, I stopped thinking and just went with the flow of Kalyeserye. I didn’t try to predict what will happen. I didn’t even try to rationalize the convoluted storyline. Although the cliffhangers were not improvised (after all, they do follow a barebones outline of the series), much of the dialog is freewheeling and the jokes are all improv. Even Yaya’s and Alden’s turns to dubsmash in front of the camera shows how unprepared they are with the lyrics of some songs they’re lip-synching.

    Mas naa-appreciate ko yung spontaneity ng Kalyeserye segment, especially sa Aldub scenes. May element ng surprise at may aura of vulnerability sina Alden at Maine. Sa isang blog ng isang OFW, may nabasa akong mga insightful posts at comments about Aldub. Sa tinging ko, napaka-Gestalt ng mga POVs ng mga fans and I truly appreciate ung mala-surgical analysis ng ibang fans.

    Okay. I’ll stop now. I’m regressing to fantard mode na. Fire away, peeps. I’ll visit this page much, much later. Mey blog posts pa ako’ng tatapusin for my client. Sabaw na naman ako hanggang tanghali.

    1. what an imbecilic moronic asinine hypocrite balding monkey talaga si muymoy, just to show his monkey citizens how compassionate he is sasabihin pet lover daw siys, and a pet being trained to be a bomb sniffer? that’s not what you do to pets and also bakit pulis ang nagaalaga kay apollo?
      sana si panot ang sabugan ng bomb, that dog is worth a million muymoys

  52. guess the only question that needs to be answered is: how can we rouse the average pinoy’s anger and passion enough to aim it on relevant issues like how his leaders are screwing him on a daily basis the same way he gives it to the #aldub phenomenon?

    1. @tomas,

      Keep writing the “IN YOUR FACE” articles and commnents. That’s how you piss our fellow “FLIPTARDS” so we can compel them to change their self-serving (kanya-kanya) and aristocratic (hambog) ways.

      Aeta

    2. I guess setting an example is the best way. While Aldub might not be to your liking, it also became a channel to educate values to the people in general that perhaps the CBCP is trying to air but not too many are listening.

      Also, things should be done in a positive manner, writing how bad people are will not bring any positive/desired result/s.

        1. @Aeta

          Just to sight some examples:

          “Patience is a virtue”

          “If you really want to succeed at something, you really need to work for it”

          Of course it wasn’t exactly said in this manner but I just summarized it. This are just some of the things that you will hear Lola Nidora say during the Aldub segment.

  53. Another ignorant Fliptard: Realopinion08, who can’t see past his favorite television programs. It is no wonder the Philippines is failing.

  54. Have you seen the episodes of Eat Bulaga? Did you really find it mababaw? Ano bang show ang mai-suggest para naman maging “malalim” ang mga Filipino katulad mo? Did these shows did not make a somewhat positive effect on the watchers? How about those artists who were able to create fan arts, composed songs and poetry? So their creations are “mababaw” to your standards?
    Sa palagay mo ba eh hindi man lang nagbigay ng opinion ang mga yan during the SAF 44, pork barrel, corruption issues, etc. Have you done something for your country? Kung makapanghusga ka ng kababawan!

    1. If I may reply, Red:

      “Have you seen the episodes of Eat Bulaga? Did you really find it mababaw?” Oo. Sorry.

      “Ano bang show ang mai-suggest para naman maging “malalim” ang mga Filipino katulad mo?” – Magandang tanong. History with Lourd de Veyra, Suits. Maliban doon… wala na ako maisip.

      “How about those artists who were able to create fan arts, composed songs and poetry?” – Well, good for them.

      “So their creations are “mababaw” to your standards?”- Unless they have a artistic and nationalistic value that will not easily fade and could transcend generations, yes. Are they somethimg like Luna’s Spolarium.

      “Sa palagay mo ba eh hindi man lang nagbigay ng opinion ang mga yan during the SAF 44, pork barrel, corruption issues, etc.”- Malamang nagbigay nga sila. Ang tanong, anong uri ng opinion yun. “E di wow!” na tipo ng opinion?

      “Have you done something for your country?” In my case, I pay my taxes regularly, I appeared as a witness in a theft case… I am a GRP regular which I think qualifies me enough to be on the other side and be one of those that constantly reminds fellow Filipinos to “look the other way.”

      “Kung makapanghusga ka ng kababawan!”- For the sake of argument, let’s grant that the author and all GRP members are like that. I also take that as you don’t agree with the article. May I now ask for an intelligent opinion as to why you don’t agree with the article. You may break it down the way I replied to your comment.

      1. @Vincent

        What would an intelligent opinion mean for you?

        “Unless they have a artistic and nationalistic value that will not easily fade and could transcend generations, yes. ”

        – In short you want people to be more cultured am I right? That is very ideal but it will be a long shot. Not impossible but it should done little by little.

        But even countries like Japan who has some of the most cultured people have a fair share of not so deep/intellectual programming. Contrast is also important, the world evolves/changes everyday so we cannot always stick to one idealism.

        1. To Open Ears:

          Thank you.

          1.”What would an intelligent opinion mean for you?”

          An opinion that is backed by a sound argument. That is why I in my comment above, I extracted a portion of Ilda’s article, removing the part that could be offensive, and leaving it with a question if the reader agrees or not and then explain.

          Also, an opinion that answers the question how and why, even the who and when if necessary. Example, from one comment above:

          “Dapat respeto naman sa aldub…porket maraming nanonood masama na agad…sobra naman. Dapat tangkilikin pa nga kasi bibihira makakuha ng 26 million tweet ang pinoy..stop with the crab mentality. Gawing inspirasyon hindi makikisawsaw sa kasikatan ng aldub pata sumimat din….wag rin maging hipokrito, tandaan mo, pati mga magulang at kapatid mo nanonood ng aldub para sa simpleng kasiyahan. Alam naman natin na ang hindi lang nanonood ng aldub, yung nagpapanggap na hindi pa napapanood ang aldub ay sina vice ganda, lea salonggan at pinoy, kaya kung sila ang magulang at kapatid mo maniniwala ako hahahaha Peace!”

          a. “Dapat respeto naman sa aldub…porket maraming nanonood masama na agad…sobra naman. Dapat tangkilikin pa nga kasi bibihira makakuha ng 26 million tweet ang pinoy.” – Why?

          b. “stop with the crab mentality. Gawing inspirasyon hindi makikisawsaw sa kasikatan ng aldub pata sumi[k]at din…” – how?

          That’s all that I’m looking for.

          But, ok. Maybe this isn’t the venue for that or maybe I’m asking too much. That is why in another article, I asked for a counter article. I was replied by someone that they may not be educated enough to write one so I said, let that be written by a person who is “educated” and articulate enough but shares their beliefs. So that exchanges can be organized.

          2. “– In short you want people to be more cultured am I right? That is very ideal but it will be a long shot. Not impossible but it should done little by little.”

          Yes! Exactly. I agree with you that it is not impossible, it will be a long shot and it should be done little by little. The little by little part I guess is what GRP is for and people like you.

          3. “Contrast is also important, the world evolves/changes everyday so we cannot always stick to one idealism.” – Very true. It is also because we have different appreciation of issues. But there should be a common goal – love for fellow Filipinos and to help improve the nation. I hope the counter article that I asked would also offer solutions based on your beliefs and that could be absent in any of the GRP articles.

        2. @Vincent

          Very true. It is also because we have different appreciation of issues. But there should be a common goal – love for fellow Filipinos and to help improve the nation. I hope the counter article that I asked would also offer solutions based on your beliefs and that could be absent in any of the GRP articles.

          – Agree. People with wider understanding should help the not so articulate to make points based on facts or personal experiences/rational analysis.

  55. @Red,

    I have an answer for your question. Instead of trying to figure out which Pinoy television show or movies is not shallow and mind numbing, turn off the “stupid box” and stop paying for those “cheesy” Pinoy movies, and go to the bookstore and buy a good book and start reading. Reading will give your mental muscles more exercise than the crap they feed you on the small and big screen. Not only that but reading will make you a better writer (studies have shown reading and writing complement each other), so your next post on Get Real Philippines will make a little more sense.

    Aeta

    1. @Aeta

      Tell that to the ‘bobo’ and ‘mangmang’ pinoys who are more concerned about putting a decent meal on the table than reading books.

      GRP, you’ve done your job criticizing the stupidity and kababawan of pinoys, but it doesn’t end there. Why not knock on the doors of ABS-CBN, GMA and other local networks and tell them the brutal truth? Na basura ang pinapalabas nila at nakakabobo at hindi nakakatulong sa tao. Why not tell them to please just please give us a show that will not dumb down people’s minds? Why not tell them na “magsara nalang kayo dahil walang kwenta pinapalabas nyo.”

      Why not tell the corrupt politicians na “hoy, ang kakapal ng mukha nyo, kayo lang ang yumayaman sa bansang ito”, and those not-so-deserving candidates, ba’t di nyo kalampagin at sigawan ng “hoy, mga walang hiya, wala kayong alam, hindi kayo qualified maging pinuno ng bayan, huwag na kayong tumakbo! kakapal ng mukha nyo!”

      Why not tell the not-so-eco-friendly businessmen na “hoy, masyado nang maraming building sa maynila kaya abot leeg na ang baha!, hoy ang basura sa mga factories nyo dun patungo sa mga ilog!”

      Why not scream at the mayamamans whose hobby is to collect cars na “hoy! masyado ng marami sasakyan nyo, lumalala traffic sa Edsa! Matuto kayong gumamit ng public transport hoy at matuto kayong magcommute, magsama-sama tayong langhapin ang carbon dioxide ng jeep at motorsiklo”

      Why not tell our President “Abnoy, wala kang nagawa, pinapaikot ka lang ng mga itinalaga mo sa gabinete, wala kang alam, nakakahiya ka, anim na taon ka sa trono hindi mo nagawang solusyanan ang traffic, baha, kahirapan, kamangmangan ng Pilipino, at hoy akala mo naipakulong mo na lahat ng kurakot? Mga taong nakapaligid sayo kurakot din hoy!”

      And lastly, why not tell your fellow-intellectuals na “hoy tayo ang matalino, magkaisa tayo, tulungan natin ang mga bobo at mangmang, magtulungan tayong ipaunawa sa kanila na hindi magandang tingnan na mamatay silang walang laman ang utak. hoy, wag na nating ipangalandakan ang ating karunungan, bagkus eh gumawa tayo nang aksyon para maudlotan ang kabobohan ng pinoy, hindi puro salita.

      Simulan nyong gawin yan GRP, baka sakaling may matauhan. 🙂

      1. Lauren,

        “Tell that to the ‘bobo’ and ‘mangmang’ pinoys who are more concerned about putting a decent meal on the table than reading books.” Mind you, the “bobo and “mangmang” crowd who have their eyes glued on television, come from all sorts of background.

        You’re pretty naive about how the Filipino mind works, aren’t you? You can’t tell a “bobo” and “mangmang” pinoys anything until you turn off the “stupid box”programs they’re watching and get their full attention. Even then it’s still a shot in the dark.

        Our people need to realize the futility of the stupid television programs they’re watching, before they actually do something about it. This will only happen when ALL FILIPINOS, not just certain ones, make that change from within and not without.

        Aeta

        1. @Aeta

          “You can’t tell a “bobo” and “mangmang” pinoys anything until you turn off the “stupid box”programs they’re watching and get their full attention. Even then it’s still a shot in the dark.”

          – So what plan of ACTION do you have in mind? What Lauren is basically saying regardless of how ones mind works, what SOLUTION or PLAN OF ACTION do you have in mind? If you know the bad effects of this programs then why don’t you start an Advocacy for better education instead? Instead of blaming, which doesn’t resolve the problems mentioned here, why not Educate if you know something that most people don’t know but can be beneficial in the long term?

      2. We have a collection of articles pointing to exactly what you have in mind. Our articles are open to the public. Filipinos are free to pick from these articles to use as basis in writing their public servants. You can’t expect us to do everything. We’re already providing the ideas. If you want to send a strong signal, you can’t expect a public servant or a television network to pay attention to a letter from GRP. It has to be a petition of some sort and majority need to sign it.

      3. @Lauren

        Nice comment. Taking action or leading by example will create change, not pointing out how bad a situation is.

  56. An excerpt from Mr Carlin. “The government dont want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. that is against their interest”. Just by quickly scrolling through the influx of exchanges above, I can smell rhetoric and yapping heavily butt hurt typical fellow country men of ours. They cannot sift through the barrage of information and embrace issues that matter. We can go all night all day bashing aldub but then again, WHAT BENEFIT DO WE GET FROM IT? None. NADA. WALEY! Let me reiterate again, I AM NOT AGAINST ALDUB. You can go and watch it anytime of any day as long as you like. But then again, the problem lies on how this ALDUB keeps simpletons and shallow fucks entertained which makes them glued to their chairs and not have their brain cells fuckin working. Its like aling tasing’s( yung nagtitinda nang baboy dun sa kanto) knife, you use it to slice meat over and over again and there will come a time that the knife gets dull. Waddya do? You get that thingamajig where you slide the blade through it with the sharp side gliding the side of the block to make it sharp and shiny again ready to slice some more meat a.k.a getting back to work. That is not fuckin happening with the majority of our madlang people and the majority of our dabarkads. When you put up shows like this, given shows available during lunch time(pinoy values say we eat together and watch a show while we munch on our tuyo and ginisang munggo). If non educated parents invite their kids to watch aldub and not teach them quality shit while they are at it, its a freakin vicious cycle you got there. ITS ABOUT TIME sensitive senyoritas and senyors on this blog commenting with a baggage full of butt hurt start to realize that the ATTACK IS NOT AGAINST ALDUB BUT RATHER THE ABYSMAL EFFECT OF IT TOWARDS A COUNTRY SUFFERING MENTAL DEFLORATION AND AN EMOTIONAL OUTBURST COMPARABLE TO A TANTRUM OF A 2YR OLD. If you the reader of this comment happens to be an aldub fan but happens to have a sense of oppression and diversion spawning from every corner of this shit hole and you are influencing other people to see how you see these things, then congratulations(kontakin mo ako tapos maginom tayo nang redhorse). Don’t be too emotional about it. Nagkataon lang na aldub ang tinitira kasi nga TRENDING mga kuya at mga ate. I have been against willie’s stint with channel 2 and kris tv as well. The magnitude of the amount of tweets being reported and that sooo annoying scream of our neighbors during Saturday while watching aldub just shows how powerful the influence of this show is.

    1. Love your insightful comments, Corpsegrinder! Thanks.

      Unfortunately, only a handful of readers seem to get the message. It is flying over the heads of the Aldub fans.

  57. Maybe kung ang ABS CBN ang top s rating wl cgurong comment n ganito. Ilan minuto k lng nman manood ng kalyeserye s araw-araw bakit p kailangan nilang silipin. Kung ang problema ng bansang pilipinas ang tutukan maisstress k lng. At kung mg comment k b pakikingan b nla, deadma lng. Ang pulitiko ang may problema s mga bagay n yan at d ang mga pilipino. S amin n lng nksalalay kung cnu ulit ang aming gustong iboto,ky maging wise n lng s pag pili. Ky manood n lng aq ng Aldub tanggal stress p kesa intindihin q p ang problema mo.

  58. Ang mga reader din po nyo yata kasi e mga nkapag aral at mga angat, at medyo angat kaya kayo din po ang nagbabangayan. Kaya sila nasasaktan kasi sila ang nagbabasa Hindi po yung mga taong talagang gusto natin gisingin. try to reach out din po sa mga walang wala at di nila mabasa mga blog niyo wala po sila mga computer. Hindi makaintindi ng english. Sila po sana ang gisingin muna natin para sa pagbabago. or reach out po sa Aldub trendsetter para po ipatrend nila Kung anuman po ang gusto natin iparating para sila na po magpatrend.cguro nman po makikicooperate sila. At in that way mag isip din sila” bakit Kaya yun ang pinapatrend nila basahin ko nga Kung ano yun?”. Mga matatalino din po kasi minsan iba iba din ang pananaw kaya tuloy ayan maraming diskusyon. Paano po natin gigisingin ang mga gusto natin gisingin Kung dito Lang po tayo magsusulat English pa. Hindi nman po mga taga ibang bansa ang gusto niyo gisingin.

  59. Teka bago ang lahat pwede ba mag mura sa site na to? Tangina tagalugin ko na. BAKIT ANG DAMING MGA APOLOGIST DITO? OO RESPETO WALA NAMAN PROBLEMA EH. SABI KO NGA SA POST KO AYOS LANG NAMAN ANG ALDUB. Pero again sa mga milyong mangmang at hindi edukado sa atin(MALAMANG NANONOOD KA PERO MAY PINAGARALAN KA, WAG KA NA MAGING DEFEATIST OR ESCAPIST. MATALINO KA INTINDIHIN MO NA LANG ANG SINASABI KO, WAG MO DAMDAMIN), mas pinapalala nang mga ganitong programa ang pagiging mapurol na utak nang mga mangmang natin at mga hidni edukado. IKAW na nanonood nang aldub at kung ano mang basura sa tv, turuan mong maging produktibo yung kasamahan mo jan na tambay/mangmang/hindi edukado na ang buhay HINDI LANG PANAY MAGANDANG ASAL. KELANGAN SA BUHAY PRODUKTIBO DIN PARA UMUNLAD. Ang dali ninyo kasi masaktan mga kababayan ko. Intindihin muna kasi. Hindi naman lahat nang atake sa mga gusto ninyong bagay eh ad hominem na kagad. Dapat kasi mag isip muna bago damdamin. SUBSTANCE over FORM. Nakapanlulumo na makakita nang mga ganyang magreact na mga tao sa totoo lang. kaya hindi umunlad ang pilipinas dahil ganito tayo magisip. LECHE! flan hahahaha.(kakain ako nang leche flan, good idea)

    1. Pwede mo ba mai-halimbawa ang iyong sarili sa kanila kung paano mo masasabi na “KELANGAN SA BUHAY PRODUKTIBO DIN PARA UMUNLAD” para naman mas mainam na maunawaan at magsilbi na rin na isang inspirasyon na makatuwiran at talagang makatotohan?!

      Ano sa iyong palagay ang puwede mo na maipagmalaki sa iyong sarili at sa mga nagawa mo nagsilbing kapakipakinabang na kontribusyon para sa Pilipinas bilang isang mamayan!

      1. @ Kuya Mr Pilosopo Kenkoy,

        Ika nga ni confucious, “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”. Sa tagalong kuya, hindi mo kelangan buhatin nang isang buong lakas hanggang magka hernia ka yung bundok, unti untiin mo at simulan mo sa mga maliliit na bato. Kahapon lang kuya kenkoy, ay kagabi pala. Yung kapatid ko na 23 na mag ooctoberian(mahilig manood nang aldub at pabebeshit lolol) eh ayaw mag hanap nang trabaho. Nagiinom dun sa bahay namin kasama mga tropa nya(birds of the same feather makes a good feather duster, ya digz, kinausap ko na lax na lax(hindi yung sabon) at parang hindi niya alam na 23 na siya at walang trabaho pa din. Ayan kuya, sa maliit na bagay na yan, kung hindi ko pa sabihan mga gunggong(kasama kapatid ko jan) hindi sila gagalaw. Wala silang gagawin. So ikaw kuya kung nanonood ka nang aldub(AGAIN I DONT FUCKIN CARE IF YOU PRINT THEIR FACES ON YOUR UNDIES) at matalino ka naman, influence other people. Hindi naman sa pagmamayabang, mga tropa ko na tambay(mga gunggong din at mahilig manood nang aldub) hinikayat ko mangutang sakin nang pang apply kesa maging drunken master sila habang buhay. yung isang tropa ko supervisor na nang mga promo dicer(tama ba spelling) at lagi niya ako pinapapasalamatan. Maging ehemplo ka kuya at waging maramdamin. Matagal nang tapos yung lovingly yours, Helen. TROLOLOL. O yan kuya tagalong na, baka sabihin mo I AM AN ARROGANT PIECE OF SHIT THAT REEKS OF A PUTRID SMELL COMPARABLE TO THAT OF A ROTTEN FISH BECAUSE I AM NOT ARTICULATE ENOUGH EXPRESSING MYSELF IN THE BINOCULAR.LOLOLOL.

  60. Totoo, walang problema sa panonood ng mga TV shows na nakakapagpasaya sa tin. Ang problema nga lang po dun ay yung pagkikibit balikat natin sa mga mahahalagang punto at issue sa lipunan natin. Kung may nasabi man ang article na ito na taliwas sa opinyon natin. Hindi naman kelangan magalit,pero pwede rin naman tanggapin at kunin ang pwede natin matutunan dito tapos yung mga hindi natin gustong naisulat ay respetuhin nalang natin. Kung hindi kasi natin babaguhin yung paraan kung pano tyo tumatanggap ng opinyon ng iba pano pa yung mga malalaking pagbabago na maaring maging daan para umunlad tayo.In the end let’s choose to be kind and accept critisisms from others. Wala naman po silang msasabing ganyan kung walang basis. Ayun lang po.

  61. FILIPINOS ALREADY KNOW, MORE THAN ANYTHING, THE ISSUES YOU HAVE ENUMERATED. I, FOR THE FACT, BECOME SO SICK AND TIRED OF LISTENING TO THOSE ISSUES BECAUSE THEY DON’T SEEM TO HAVE AN ENDING…

    BUT HOW SURE ARE YOU THAT FILIPINOS ARE ONLY FOCUSING ON THE SHALLOW TV SHOWS THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT? AS FAR AS I KNOW, MANY OF US ARE SHOWING OUR HIDDEN TALENTS AND BECOME INSPIRED TO WORK BETTER BECAUSE OF ALDUB. -just a thought

  62. I agree with your article maam and find a lot of the comments criticizing your point disheartening. However, I am quite, shall we say disturbed with your last paragraph. In the first few parts you used ‘we’ to reference Filipinos then in the very last paragraph, you used ‘they’. The very paragraph where everything would have made sense if you were a Filipino. To paraphrase a friend. If we keep talking about Filipinos as “they” rather than as “we,” “us,” then we remove ourselves from any accountability. Right? Or you have other reasons for using ‘they’.

    But otherwise, your article is spot-on and reflective of today’s time. We should not tire of voicing out what is wrong with this country, in our own ways. We may not use social media for it (I use FB for personal and private matters), but we can channel other ways. More power!

  63. Puro na lang reklamo. Dahil dito sa blog na to, nagaaway kayo. May mga utak ang ating kapwa Pilipino at hindi sila dysfunctional. At least before their lunch break, may aasahan silang magtatanggal ng stress nila sa work. May karapatan din naman silang manood ng kung anong gusto nila para at least maka relax naman sila kahit saglit. Kababawan, I don’t believe that. Di ba mas kababawan ang pagsulat nito para lang makakuha ng readers at comments para lang nay magbasa nito? You yourself is using it to gain some. By reading this, you also have wasted not just my time but to those who read and commented too. Bago ko po pala ihinto to, pasensya na kung wrong grammar ako. Hehehe. Trying hard lang. Stop na po ang negativities, basta sa election, I’ll definitely vote for the candidate who can lead us out of this poop hole. Just vote wisely, guys. God bless you all! Peace!

    1. Korak! Sa tanda ng mudra ko atleast everyday may reason syang tumawa! Hindi dhil sa Aldub dhil rin da ibang Dabarkads din. My mom and my daughter likes Lola Tinidora not maine and alden… She also likes the whole show and concept of eat bulaga sugud bahay. Sa dami ng problema ng Pilipinas at mundo hayyyzzz… hwag na tayo magaway away! It’s just a matter of choice ng bawat tao. If you have problem with that!? Wala na kmi magagawa. Edi meow…Definitely i’ll also vote who’s deserving sa 2016 elections. Thanks pa rin sa concern ng kung sino man ang blogger neto…

  64. Just because napoint out po niyo ang problema at ang mga posibleng solusyon it makes you a better person. So ano kinalaman ng noon time show in general sa traffic sa edsa??Hindi ba yun pagsisiksikan ng mga Tao sa maynila ang dahilan at Hindi ang panonood? Bkit sila nasa maynila? Kasi walang job opportunity sa probinsya. Also ang mentality na mas ok sa maynila. Now ano kinalaman ng mga noon time show? Gusto niyo po b na yun million followers ng aldub Ay magcreate ng kalsada para sa mga sasakyan? O maggenerate ng trabaho??? C’Mon.Don’t expect that people will all be like you, an intellectual one.Wag masyado bossy, if you want this or that don’t push other to do it for you. Why not join any organization, form a party list, or worse magapply ka sa mga tv station and educate them about what real entertainment is all about. Be a leader, not a boss. Don’t judge people that easy because they watch a certain program. If ever they find that cheap kilig thing in that certain loveteam, ikababagsak po b yun ng ekonomiya ntin?? Your intelligence as a person will be put into waste if Dito Lang kayo nagsshare ng thoughts niyo. If you really care for our country you’ll not just bark in your blog and judge other people. You’ll try to help your barangay and make a difference. As far as I’m concern like any fan here your just the same. There’s nothing you can do for the country to change. If meron sana pakibrag para matauhan ang mga shallow people na walang paki sa bansa Kundi manood ng aldub.

    1. There’s nothing you can do for the country to change.

      Well, well, well…look who’s being negative. Of course there is a lot Filipinos can do to change the country. The problem is, Filipinos are not prepared to do the hard work. They just want a “break” and forget about the problems. They keep looking for someone to solve it for them. I’ve got bad news for you. The country won’t change unless the majority are willing to unite and help each other to change it. A single person cannot do it. I already mentioned in the article that if Filipinos work together towards solving all the current issues, they will find a solution for it sooner rather than later. Too bad you didn’t get my point.

    2. “There’s nothing you can do for the country to change.” you said. What’s the matter defeatist failipino? Too coward to make this country better? And you call yourself a Filipino. How pathetic. Hey since you think this country is hopeless, how about nuke the whole country then to be wiped off the map?

  65. I forsee that in a year’s time or so, after a movie and probably their own telebasura, aldub will fade into obsurity. holy shit, can any of you losers name the loveteam (no tab switching, asshole!) which the guy is no longer around after blowing his money on vices while the bitch half allegedly cheated on him? Ring a bell? Nope? Nada? Akala ko JaMich forever?

  66. Such bitterness. Here we are trying to be positive amidst the issues that we encounter in our everyday lives then comes this article. Saying we are shallow and doomed for watching something for 15 to 30 minutes so we can smile . Really?!! Here we are trying to relax and trying to relieve some stress that is brought by news about politics and here comes this article. Saying we should not FORGET about the real PROBLEM. Really? If there is something that we can call shallow it is the thinking of the one who wrote this. Napakababa nang tingin mo samin. Hindi umiikot buhay namin sa Aldub. We are just trying to forget people like you who keeps on dragging us to the world of stress. Sana di ko na lang nabasa to. This is just something that will really piss you off. Hambog talga

    1. The article is not bitter. The article is positive. It is actually trying to point the solution to the problems of the country – that if Filipinos unite towards the goal of solving the current problems facing the nation instead of spending too much time watching “shallow” TV shows – the country will achieve greatness.

      1. This article is a fire starter. kudos! To all the fans.. stay as fans. May you continue being more productive than before. Chill lang. Masyadong dinidibdib ng fans ang pagtatanggol sa paborito nilang artista. \m/

        *grabs popcorn

  67. @ Ilda
    You gave patriotism a new meaning. How I wish to have a band of bad tempered gorillas. Piss them off and let it loose among these Pinoy butt heads. Maybe after a vicious mauling, these Aldub and Pastillas plague infected Pinoys will come to their senses and return to a semblance of normality.
    Brilliant piece. Keep it up!

  68. yung sa problema ng bayan hayaan mo na sa politiko yan, kung ano nagpapasaya sayong palabas iyon ang panoorin mo. entertainment lang ito, pampalipas oras lang… kung may magbabago sa Pilipinas dapat magsimula sa sarili ng bawat Pilipino.

  69. Perhaps what’s lacking in all of these GRP articles targeting Pinoy stupidity/kababawan is that thing called ‘intellectual humility’. While really good points have been raised, authors became prey to their own bias and prejudice, evidenced by how quick they judge a certain group of people – in this case, the masses – based solely on the TV shows they watch.

    Authors claimed that the ordinary pinoys, “choose” to ignore the real issues facing their country just because they’re hooked on mainstream media..that they pay more attention to the ‘kababawan’ of some TV shows rather than keep an eye on the problems around them. This unfair assumption by the writers has been countered several times through the comments section but the authors and so-called intellectuals would defend their own views to death and would likely dismiss the counter-arguments as “excuses” or “you missed the point” or “you’re just butthurt, face the truth”. Inorder for us to be fair to the thinking of others, we must learn to put ourselves in their intellectual shoes.

    Also, if this blog really wants to encourage change among the common tao, they must reach out to them – they can do that by at least posting the articles in Tagalog so that the ‘stupid’ masa will understand their message. That’s not a very hard job to do.

    I’ve read from an online article that “greater intelligence does not always equate to wiser decisions”. I believe it’s true. I know a lot of ‘mababaw’ people as described by the author, but they are at the same time socially aware, law-abiding citizens and are successful in their respective lives. Instead of focusing too much on exercising our brain cells, might as well consider a more important thing – “Wisdom”. We gain that in our everyday lives and experiences even without Aldub..and even without the ‘brilliant’ Western-type TV shows that the authors are promoting.

    Maybe Ernest Hemingway was right when he said, “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

  70. Mawalang-galang na po. Hanga po ako sa inyong katalinuhan, kaya lang may mali. Mukha pong maganda, matayog at kanais-nais para sa bansa ang inyong sinasabi, pero hindi ko po maintindihan. Paki-Filipino po. Katulad po kayo ng napakaraming “matatalino” sa Pilipinas. Magaling magsalita, may laman ang sinasabi. Ang problema lang po, kayo-kayo lang po ang nakakaintindihan ng mga sinasabi niyo. Paano naman po kami na hindi magaling mag-Ingles? Kaming mga poor. Milyun-milyon po kami, kayo na rin ang nagsabi. Kung gusto niyo pong pangaralan at igabay kaming mga “walang utak,” sana po sabihin niyo sa paraan na maiintindihan namin.

    Sa kasamaang-palad, sa kaso ng Pilipinas, ang kaalaman ay hawak lang nga mga taong magagaling mag-Ingles. Lahat po ng mga seryosong pahayagan, mga palabas, mga impormasyon sa Pilipinas ay puro English. Hindi niyo po masisisi kaming mga mabababaw mag-Ingles kung hindi kami updated. Nakaka-nosebleed po magbasa ng sobrang English, lalo pa kung malalalim na usapan tulad ng “social equality,” “cultural integration.” Hamak na trabahador lang po ako sa karinderya. Huwag naman po sanang mataas ang expectation niyo sa akin at sa mga katulad ko. Masaya po ako sa inyo na nakapag-aral kayo at naging matalino, pero huwag naman po niyong gamitin ang katalinuhan niyo para ibukod kami sa lipunan. Sa pag-uusap niyo pong mga “matatalino” ng Ingles, kami pong mga “bobo” sumasantabi na lang. Bukod kasi na nakakasakit ng ulo na maintindihan ang sinasabi niyo, nakakahiya baka mapagtawanan pa kami dahil hindi namin kayo ma-gets. Mas gusto kong bumalik na lang po ako sa trabaho ko kesa pakinggan kayo. Mag-iipon pa ako ng tindang pagkain na natira sa karinderya para ibigay sa mga taong walang makain.

    Isa po ako sa milyun-milyon na sumusubaybay sa Aldub at Kalyeserye dahil nakakatuwa ito, nakakapagpagaan ng buhay. Mas madaling gawin ang mga bagay nang may ngiti sa labi, subukan niyo po. Nagtwi-tweet din ako, nanonood ng replay ng Aldub, pero pagkatapos noon, balik po ako sa mga pang-araw-araw na buhay ko. At marami rin po akong kilala na ganito ang ginagawa, hindi lang po puro Aldub 24 oras.

    Alam niyo po ba ang isa pang dahilan kung bakit nanonood kami ng Aldub/Kalyeserye? Kasi po ang Kalyeserye naiintindihan ang aming sitwasyon. Alam nila na maraming malungkot, kaya tinutulungan nila kaming sumaya. Alam nila na maraming kabataan ngayon ang nag-aasawa nang maaga kaya pinapangaralan nila kami na maghintay sa tamang panahon. Marami na pong natuto dito. AT MALAKI PO ANG MAITUTULONG NITO SA BANSA KUNG ANG KABATAAN AY MATUTUTONG MAGHINTAY NG TAMANG PANAHON SA PAG-AASAWA. Lumala po ang problema ng Pilipinas dahil sa laki ng populasyon nito. Walang epekto ang family planning ng gobyerno, samantalang ang turo ng Kalyeserye tumatagos sa puso.

    Ang pinaka-importante pa pong dahilan kaya nanonood kami ng Kalyeserye ay dahil naiintindihan namin ito, hindi tulad niyo. ‘Yung mga hosts at gumaganap sa Kalyeserye, ka-level po namin ang pag-iingles nila. English carabao din po sila katulad namin, tapos siyempre, puro Filipino na ang iba. Tapos pag may English na hindi maintindihan, may ibang host po na nagpapaliwag nito sa amin, may kasama pang joke.

    Ipapaalala ko lang po, ang inyong idea, gaano man po ito katayog at kaganda, wala pong halaga ito kung hindi niyo maipapadala ang mensahe sa tamang paraan. Kung gusto niyo pong sabihin na walang kwenta ang panonood namin ng Kalyeserye, sabihin niyo po sa Filipino. Baka maintindihan din namin ang pinupunto niyo.

    Magandang gabi po.

    1. Ate/Kuya Juana Batongbakal

      Salamat at napangiti mo ako pagpasok ko nang opisina. Ito ang una kong binubuksan pag pasok ko imbis na yung mga ‘tool’ na dapat gagamitin ko sa opisina. Ganito lang yan, ang pinupunto nang artikulo na ito ay ang masamang EPEKTO nang aldub. Hindi ko sinasabi na ang aldub ay panay MASAMA ang epekto. Katarantaduhan na sabihin ko na ang epekto neto ay negatibo kasi may mga naririnig akong nagtitili at napapangiti nang programa. Maganda yan. Pero eto ang mas mabigat na problema, ITO AY PINALABAS SA PILIPINAS NA SANDAMAKMAK ANG KAMANGMANGAN AT KABOBOHAN(malamang hindi ka isa dito kasi alam ko matalino ka kahit hindi mo naintindihan mga pinagsasabi dahil English, nag komento ka padin kasi gusto mo matuto.tara redhorse tayo). Ano ba ang epekto nang isang programang ganito pag pinalabas sa majority na mangmang/walang aral na Pilipino? Ako po ay dating aktibo na miyembro nang kumpanya naming na nagooutreach sa mga depressed area. Halimbawa po neto ay ang tondo, sa may baseco compound. Napakarami nang tambay, napakarami nang walang trabaho. Bakit sila tambay at walang trabaho? Hindi dahil sa walang available na trabaho sa area, KASI NAGING KULTURA NA NANG LUGAR NA YUN ANG MAGING KAMPANTE AT CHILLAX LANG SA BUHAY. NA AYOS NA SILA SA GANYAN NA ESTADO NANG BUHAY NILA. Sa tatlong araw ko na pagpunta at pagbalik jan sa baseco, walang palaya na isang pulutong nang tao ay nagkumpulan sa kapitbahay nilang walang tv at nanonood sila nang juan for all-all for juan(tama ba?). Walang palya yan for 3 days na nag mission kami jan. Ibig sabihin lang neto ay masyado sila nahohook sa ganitong programa na walang sustansya. Programa na walang ituro kung hindi ang kasiyan at hindi maging produktibo. Malaki ang epekto nang media at ang nilalaman neto sa kung ano ang isipin nang masa. Ang mga palabas sa tv channels natin ngayon ay puro basura. Paulit ulit an kwento pero iba lang nang artista. Nagegets mo na ba kuya/ate ang ibig kong sabihin? Yung mga producer nang show na to eh patuloy lang gagawa nang gagawa nang ganitong mga basura kasi may tumatangkilik. Unti unti sana tayo mag asam nang programang dekalidad(try mo pumunta nang cinemalaya, libre kita minsan). Yung programang hindi lang puro kilig, magandang asal ang pinakikita. Nagpapakita din na dapat ay magkaron ka nang pangarap sa buhay. Mga programang dapat tinuturuan ka na magisip,kumilatis, at magobserba. Kakaunti na lang ang programa na bibigyan kang panahon magisip. Buti kahit papano nanjan ang matanglawin ni kuya kim at aha sa channel 7 ni drew arellano. Siyensya at matematika. Mangarap ka kuya. Wag ka makuntento na nasa karinderya ka lang nagttrabho. dahil kahit hindi kita kilala, jan pa lang sa response mo at nagbasa ka nang blog na ito, kaya mo magkaron nang restawrant. baka kutusan ako nung boss kong graduate na tanga din dahil wala ako inatupag kung hindi ang mag palaganap nang positibong pananaw via the INTERNETSZZZZ.mwah mwah mwah

      1. Ang totoo po, hindi ako trabahador sa karinderya, at tama ang hula niyo, may pinag-aralan din ako. Marunong din akong mag-Ingles at naintindihan ko ang isinulat ng author. Gusto ko lang i-represent ang mga ordinaryong tao na, unfortunately, hindi naging kasing swerte natin na nakapag-aral. Ang artikulong ito, at katulad ng napakarami pang iba na nagsusulong ng pagbabago sa mga Filipino, ay dapat ipabasa sa mga taong ito na hindi kasing “galing” natin sa pag-e-English (sorry sa quotes, pero may mga tao na ginagamit ang pagiging marunong sa English para ipangalandakan at tapakan ang mga not-so-good English speakers). Ang problema, kung puro English ito, paano nila makukuha ang mensahe? Di ba dapat tayong mga “marurunong” (sorry again sa quotes) ang bumaba para abutin sila? Kung di nila kayang umakyat, tayo pwede tayong bumaba di ba? And this applies not only to this article but to ALLLLLLLLL the other types of medium that aim to encourage this change.

        Marami ang hindi nakakapansin, pero may napakalaking gap sa kaalaman ng mga nakapag-aral at mga hindi masyadong nakapag-aral (pero hindi ibig sabihin nito na superior ang values ng mga nakapag-aral). At ang napakalaking factor dito ay ang language. Ang mga taong hindi masyadong marunong mag-Ingles ay walang access sa tama at sapat na impormasyon. Ano bang mga Filipino language newspapers meron sa ‘tin? Abante? Tempo? With due respect to these tabloids, they provide information too, pero yung mga in-depth analyses na nasa The Inquirer, Philippine Star, binabasa ba nila? Tayo ring mga “matatalino” ang may kasalanan kaya mas lubog sila. Huwag nating ituro lagi ang daliri sa kanila. Kailangan nila ng tulong, tulong ang dapat na ibigay sa kanila. And this can be achieved by giving information in a right manner.

        A more physical example ng damage na ito dahil sa problema sa language ay ang Yolanda disaster. Maiiwasan sana ang disastrong yun kung hinanapan lang ng paraan ng i-explain in Filipino sa mga tao sa Tacloban ang storm surge. Kahit ako na nakapag-aral, hirap akong intindihin ang salitang storm surge, dahil hindi pa ako nakakakita ng storm surge. Yun pa kayang hanggang Grade 6 lang ang natapos? Ang resulta… libu-libong mga bata, matanda, ina, ama, mga kabataan ang nasawi. Pwede sanang maiwasan kung hindi sana tayo pa-sosyal sa English. People were saying “storm surge” “storm surge” para sosyal ang effect. Di naman alam kung ano ang ibig sabihin. Sabihin na lang super baha hanggang 5th floor mula sa dagat, maiintindihan yun kahit ni Mang Isko na mangingisda lang.

        I’ve never realized this huge problem until I went to live in a country where there is a real national language, and its people are proud to speak it. Kapag nagsasalita ang tao dito, hindi mo mapapansin kung sino ang mayaman o mahirap, mataas ang pinag-aralan o mababa. Pare-parehas nilang nai-ishare ang gusto nilang sabihin. And obviously, walang mga insulto as to who speaks the language better or not, and that that person is stupid/dumb/retard, etc because he can’t speak this and that language. Nagkakaintindihan sila, mababaw man o malalim ang pinag-uusapan nila. Something that’s hugely lacking in the Philippines.

        To be united, we have to understand each other, and respect each other’s opinion. No one will ever gain respect by insulting other people’s ways and calling them lowly species just because they don’t do what he does.

        At ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit nag-comment ako dito, at hindi sa iba pang artikulo ng English at English pa rin. “Matatalino” na tayo. Huwag na tayong masyadong magpakatalino pa by reading, writing and sharing articles na English at English pa rin. Ibahagi naman natin sa mga hindi masyadong nakakaalam. So going back to my point, nag-comment ako dito hindi dahil yes, Aldub. Sa ngayon, ito lang ang tanging nag-u-unite sa mga Pilipino – nasa Pilipinas lang o sa abroad. Napakaraming tao ang napapaligaya nito (and I tell you, many Filipinos live almost in isolation abroad). Bakit iinsultuhin pa? and calling people who watch this retards, etc. Katulad ng sabi ko, if you want to encourage people to change their ways, never insult them nor their ways. Eto na lang ang tanging bagay na common sa millions of Filipinos ngayon. Gusto pa ba nating sirain? At kung nanonood kayo ng Kalyeserye, alam nila that they can influence people and they’re injecting values in Kalyeserye. And effectively, gets ng tao. As simple as “Ano ang love, parang instant noodles, text-text lang kayo na?” At ang daming tinatamaan and they’re starting to change their ways and are adopting the positive values shared by Kalyeserye.

        Alam natin na ang Pilipino ay sobrang ma-pride. Pag may foreigner na bumatikos kay Pacquiao (especially during his heydays), umaalma agad tayo. The same with Kalyeserye. People love it. And there’s no problem with that. And people with try to defend it. Sobrang pansin lang kasi ang fandom because we’re in millions. Bago ang Aldub, yung iba super fan ng isang boyband, yung iba obsessed sa bagong car nila, yung iba mahilig sa tambay, and they used to spend hours and hours sa respective hobbies nila. Nung nagka-Kalyeserye, naging isa lang ang hobby ng milyung-milyong tao. Kaya pansin na pansin. It’s the same thing noong Beatles era. Let’s remember lilipas din ito, and everything will become just a sweet remembrance pagtanda namin.

        Maybe the big question that advocates for change want to know and should pursue is (I’m speaking in English because I’m addressing them directly)…How can they use Kalyeserye as an instrument to promote their ideologies to these “lowly” people? Maybe they should watch Kalyeserye themselves and discover “that element” that makes us go gaga over it, and try to incorporate “that element” in their approach.

    2. @Juana Batongbakal,

      I have a suggestion for you, and please do not take it the wrong ways and I assume I’m insulting your intelligence. Instead of making excuses for not being skilled in the use of the English language, why don’t you spend your free time (I’m sure you have enough of it when you’re not working) studying English?

      In this way you will be able to confidently, and clearly, express what’s on your mind to the international community on this blog, without feeling inadequate in your ability to communicate in a foreign tongue—regardless of your educational background.

      You will also probably realize, as you progress in the development of your English skills, that you’ll be spending less and less time watching inconsequential Pinoy television programs and movies, as your mind opens up to new ways on how to spend your free time.

      Take Care,

      Aeta

      1. Hello Aeta

        I was under the impression that this blog was more for Filipinos, rather than the international community that you were referring to, at least that’s what the domain suggests. So I believe it was fine to write in Filipino regardless of my English language proficiency. Besides, I used Filipino to emphasize my point, which, I hope, the author will see. I don’t totally disagree with her ideas, but in my personal opinion, the approach is not the best one.

        I have to disagree with your idea of improving the Filipinos’ English language skills (this time, I say Filipinos meaning the poor sector, and not referring to myself because I was trying to represent a “lowly” Filipino in my post) for opportunities of new knowledge to open up for them. I don’t think this is the only option nor the best option to “educate” them and “raise their level.” Rather, I think that’s even expensive. That means going to a good school and pay hard-earned money. Unfortunately, the majority can’t afford that, and that’s precisely the reason why they didn’t learn the proper way of writing and speaking English.

        I think the least expensive way to educate them is to provide them information (say, blogs? no cost at all, just internet) and ideologies as well, in a language that they know, which is Filipino… something that we, the learned ones, know but refuse to speak because speaking it somehow drags our elegance, elite level, aristocratic profile down? I now live in a country where people don’t speak English at all. And surprise… they are – rich and poor – so so so intelligent, at least in what they say. Rather, they’re more eloquent than English speakers.

        Have a great day.

        1. @Juana Batongbakal,

          This is where you’re mistaken. This blog’s topic is about the Philippines and Filipinos, but its readership and commentaries are not just limited for Filipinos, but to anyone who wants to be educated on what is really going on in our country and what makes our people tick.

          You can write in any language you like, but it would behoove you to tailor your message in a conventional language that everyone can understand. I’m wholly in support for the Filipino people to improve their English language skills.

          If we’re going to go around the world and boast that English is our second, nationally-spoken language, and that we’re the most articulate English speakers in Asia besides Australia, then we better back that claim up with using the language correctly–without brutalizing it by combining its usage with Tagalog, and calling this ‘stupid and cheesy’ version “Taglish,” to make ourselves appear socially sophisticated—“sosyal”—to anyone listening.

          One thing you don’t need to do for our people is to pretend to be something that you’re not. In spite of their lack of formal education, Filipinos are naturally talented and smell a “bull-shitter” a mile away because they’re one themselves. Whatever Filipinos lack in formal education, they make up for it with their “street-smart” common sense and craftiness.

          As I have said in my previous comment, there is “no excuse for ignorance,” and meant to apply that saying to our people—educated or not (although I’ve met a lot of educated Filipinos who suck at using the English language)—to get off their lazy asses and learn the rich and practical application of the English language, so they can better understand their country’s situation and campaign against the “best of the best” who are corrupting it.

          This is exatly what the country’s oligarchs are trying to do: dumb the people down with mind-numbing television shows and movies, so the latter won’t learn to use their mental muscles to figure out what’s really going on around them, and eventually fight back for their rights that have been taken away from them as Filipinos.

          That is all I’m saying. Take Care as well.

          Aeta

        2. @Juana Batongbakal

          I like your comments because they are well balanced. I’m a typical office worker and I’m surrounded by people coming from well-off families and the not so well off ones. Each one has it’s own character and level of proficiency in English but sometimes the better speaker doesn’t see what the not so good English speaker does. In short, we all have good traits but it’s not measured necessarily by our English ability.

          By the way, there are good English speakers and successful people who are followers of Aldub like Daphne Oseña-Paez and Tim Yap. So for some people to say that people who watch Aldub are “mababaw” and all the other negative adjectives they can think of, I feel sorry for the 2 people that I just mentioned as I’m sure there are others like them but not in the limelight.

          Rather than insult people and lure them to talk about the problems of the country, I think the Aldub phenomena manifested how we can educate our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Well, actually, Lola Nidora is already doing that little by little everyday.^^

  71. WOW as in WOW…i have noticed that if you mention aldub in your article, you get hundreds of comments, just like in Grimwald’s article…and that article doesn’t even mention aldub at all..it was just their picture..and here the heart of the message is not aldub but the filipinos penchant for dumb, nonsensical entertainment…what do you get of course would be dumb and nonsensical comments…like “we are simple citizens and we cannot do anything to stop them corrupt pols”…”we are not powerful enough to have our voices heard and make a difference”…WTF..what defeatist attitude..what if say, a petition to remove them corrupt politicians is put up on the net, do you think it will get 25M signatures? hah!..i’ll have an important appendage cut off if it attracts even a tenth of aldub tweets..

    1. @Juana Batongbakal,

      As a reader and commenter to this blog, why do I feel I’ve just been set up by you, especially after reading your earlier post, and after I’ve subsequently made a suggestion on how you can overcome your limited skills in English? I’m sure other readers feel similar sentiments after being “taken for a ride” with your real, and not so real, posts.

      Anyway, the only thing I can tell you to tell our people in the Philippines is, “Ignorance [and Laziness] Is Not An Excuse” for not trying to improve yourself, regardless of their economic situation and lack of formal education.

      Our people have been playing the ‘hopeless victim-type of fate’ for a very long time, and they’ve gotten used to their defeatist attitude like a mental disease that has no cure, and had spread it throughout the entire archipelago. This mental affliction has affected our people’s outlook in life and behavior, to the point that it has become country and culturally–destructive epidemic.

      You’re an educated person–even when you’ve said you’re not–just by the way you write in Tagalog. Put your education to good use by making our people realize that their ‘Poor Mentality,’by continuously looking for excuses for what is happening to our country as being out of their hands and in the hands of their government.

      What is happening in the Philippines is not the undoing of a few corrupt people, or political dynasties, in government. Instead, it is the undoing of generations of Filipinos–rich and poor alike–that have contributed one way or another, directly or indirectly, to the degradation of our whole society.

      It is ALL OF US FILIPINOS’ fault of what happened to our country—educated or not educated.

      Aeta

      1. Aeta: “Ignorance [and Laziness] Is Not An Excuse” for not trying to improve yourself, regardless of their economic situation and lack of formal education.”

        For a jeepney driver who works a 14-hour shift and then goes home and instead of taking a rest, spends time playing with his kids or be with his wife… I think that’s a valid reason for not reading an English grammar book (to improve his English and access richer and more serious materials) before going to bed. It’s not about laziness, it’s fatigue. Who wouldn’t succumb to fatigue in that condition?

        My question… how much does it cost for publishers, writers and bloggers to write and publish more relevant articles in Filipino so people can be educated of the real situation? Little, or even zero cost. It’s us who are making excuses because we are the ones who are in a position to make a difference.

        I agree that this problem traces its roots several generations back. Therefore, we can’t expect that this is going to be resolved in a year or two. It’s going to be a long journey to reconstruction but seeds of change can be sowed as early as today.

        1. @Juana Batongbakal,

          Come on, now. I live in the Philippines and know quite a few jeepney drivers. These drivers just don’t go home after a 14-hours shift to rest and be with their respective. They go out and hangout with their friends, too, and drink and sing karaoke until the liquor is gone. They can spend that same amount of time to learn English with their family and friends.

          I can’t answer your question accurately–and it wouldn’t be fair to you even if I try–on how much it would cost writers and bloggers to publish online articles in Tagalog; that’s not my area of expertise.

          You seem very skillful enough with writing in Tagalog. Why don’t you start a blog yourself in our language, using the knowledge you’ve accumulated from this blog?
          It’ll probably be one of the first few blogs in Tagalog that can reach our people who are not well-versed in English.

          Sincerely, I admire you for your idealism about making a change, and you sound like an intelligent and capable type of person who can do exactly that. Stick with this GRP blog, learn more about its philosophy and the angles that every writer and commenter are approaching from, and you will eventually possess the answers in your hands on what you will need to do to send the message to our people.

          I trust you can do it. Take Care.

          Aeta

        2. I do understand your point though. You start educating the poor and the uneducated by using the language they know which is tagalong. BUT never ever let them be stagnated knowing only tagalong and not strongly implement a powerful command of the English language while they are it learning things. Why say so? English is considered to be that language that everyone can understand. It has been embraced to be a common denominator of a language globally. In order for our country to be globally competitive, its inhabitants need to gain good command of it. Without being globally competitive, we are just as good as any communist/socialist wannabeezz out there. I highly agree with your point that given the majority of the poor that we have in our country, speaking in a manner that they can never understand(as of now) will only result to random cringes and a dumb founded look on its face. I hope you have grasped the efficacy of the English language when it comes to nation building. When you learn the English language, the chances of you deviating from shit old bronze aged customs are all up there. The possibilities are limitless. You will now gain access to materials(written in English of course) that will give new brand new insights towards this circle of life. The stronger the English command, the chances of you being taken seriously in the modern world and will be viewed as an intellect. With intellect comes a wide array of opportunities left and right. You get to talk to expats who can give you either enlightenment/wisdom and the likes. This now brings me back to why ALDUB has a more insidious effect to the society(majority of it, may not be including you) rather than lingering on the beautiful and kilig side of it. It may teach you shit-old customaries of our country but it doesn’t teach you diversity. Not teaching you to be a better person intellectually. I can go on and on, but if people continues to be their apathetic self and plays all the defeatist/escapist cowardly defensive cards which peenoise have well been accustomed to, then we cannot escape this shit hole. Just do it one TAMBAY at a time. Hoping I get more tambay friends and have them get a fuckin job.

      2. Kahit ano pang valid counter-argument ilahad natin sa artikulong ito, may mga tao pa ring gaya ni Aeta na ipagtatanggol hanggang kamatayan ang sarili nilang paniniwala – kasi pinaiiral nila na tama sila – na ang sinumang kumontra sa mensahe ng artikulo ay pawang gumagawa lamang ng “excuses”. Bago pa man isinulat ito, nariyan na sa utak ng author ang prejudgment tungkol sa mga taong nahohook sa mga lokal na palabas. Na kesyo, mababaw sila, na kesyo wala silang alam sa mga nangyayari sa paligid nila.

        Sa lahat ng nabasa ko, mas na enlighten ako sa mga argumento ni Juana Batongbakal. Sa author ng artikulong ito at sa mga tagapagtanggol ng writers ng GRP, basahin nyo ang komento ni Juana Batongbakal.

        Huwag isiping kayo lang ang magaling. Maging fair kayo sa paglalahad ng mensahe nyo. Lumalabas kasi na ang ang mga ‘bobong’ pinoy na nahook sa ‘mababaw’ na palabas sa TV ang siyang may kasalanan kung bakit ganito ang kinahinatnan ng bayan natin.

        Tama, bakit nga hindi nyo tagalogin mga artikulo nyo nang maintindihan ng mga ‘mangmang at bobong’ pinoy?

        1. Well that’s your problem you failipino. You don’t understand English? Go back to elementary and learn that language again. What you’ll gonna bitch that I’m “elitista” again only because I’m speaking in English. Cry me a river you onion-skinned utak squatter.

        2. Hoy domo kung wala kang matinong masabi dito eh wag ka nang sumawsaw. Ikaw ang bumalik ng elementary, pag-aralan mo ang GMRC. Kung magiging matalino ako pero singpangit naman nang ugali mo, eh mas maigi pang magpakatanga ako habang buhay. Gets mo? Huwag puro utak pinaiiral domo, sa sobrang katalinuhan mo, parang nagiging isa ka na rin sa mga tanga na tinutuligsa mo.

          HAHA nag gagaling-galingan mag ingles ang hinayupak na to wala namang sense mga pinagsasasabi. Isa ka dun sa mga Pseudo-intellectuals na kunwari eh matatalino wala namang binatbat. Akala mo kahanay mo na ang writers ng GRP dahil ipinagtatanggol mo artikulo nila? HAHAHA Masyadong mainit ulo mo dude, palamig ka muna, kumain ka ng ice candy. 🙂

        3. @Eneri87 and Ears Open,

          You are clearly and deliberately trying to misinterpret my comment to Juanita Batongbakal to support your arguments, and to justify your stance on why you enjoy watching “Aldub” and “Eat Bulaga.”

          Let me break it down for both of you so you’ll understand, and it doesn’t have anything to do with using English or Tagalog.

          Your favorite television station–and program–is owned and operated by a media conglomerate, who, in turn, is tied to a business syndicate, who, in turn, is tied to the government; and, whose sole purpose is to keep the masses entertained–and in the dark–of what’s really going on behind-the-scenes: brainwash the whole country (entertained) while they fleece (rape) it.

          Of course you don’t realize what’s actually going on because your mind is too busy being entertained (brainwashed).

          If you both still don’t understand what I’m talking about, then it’s of no consequence trying to explain anything else further to you.

          Your minds are already made up…or…should I say,,,brainwashed?

          Aeta

        4. @Aeta

          “Your favorite television station–and program–is owned and operated by a media conglomerate, who, in turn, is tied to a business syndicate, who, in turn, is tied to the government; and, whose sole purpose is to keep the masses entertained–and in the dark–of what’s really going on behind-the-scenes: brainwash the whole country (entertained) while they fleece (rape) it.”

          I got your point Aeta. And that is exactly what I’m concerned about. So why lay all the blame on the kabobohan and kababawan of Pinoys when there are people behind the scenes who are taking advantage of the stupidity of our fellowmen? Shouldn’t GRP (if they really want to promote change among Filipinos and our nation as a whole) begin to attack and call the attention of the real culprits here? as what you said the “media conglomerate”, the “business syndicate” and the “government”.

          Bottomline is, huwag isisi lahat sa kabobohan ng Pinoy.

        5. Majority of Filipinos patronise shallow shows that’s why the producers stick to producing shallow shows. This is evident in the way the highly acclaimed film Heneral Luna almost didn’t last in the cinemas due to lack of patrons. The kind of shows and films the Philippines has reflect the kind of people the country has – people lacking in substance.

        6. @Eneri87,

          Are you that dense to realize that it’s our people’s continued patronage of this stupid television programs, that’s encouraging these corrupt television networks to keep creating brainwashing television programs, that is making our people more and more stupid, and that the only permanent solution is to stop patronizing these stupid television programs?

          Aeta

        7. @Ilda

          Eto ang punto ko: Kung nagawa ng GRP na sisihin ang kabobohan ng Pinoy kung bakit patuloy parin ang paglaganap ng mga kababawan sa telebisyon, bakit di nyo rin tawagin ang atensyon ng mga ‘matatalino at mauutak’ na mga tao na nasa likod ng lahat ng kababawang ito?

          Bakit di kayo sumulat ng artikulo upang kundenahin ang mga taong ito at sabihin sa pagmumukha nila na ang pinapalabas nila ay pawang kababawan lamang at hindi nakakatulong sa mamamayang Pilipino? Sumulat din kayo ng artikulo na ang paksa ay tungkol sa pagiging sakim at makasarili ng mga buwayang ito na patuloy na sumasamantala sa kamangmangan at kababawan ng Pinoy.

          Baka sakaling maliwanagan utak nila. Matatalino naman sila di ba? Eh kung magkaisa lang sana sila, isipin ang kapakanan ng mga manonood, huwag magpalabas ng panay kababawan, eh di nakatulong sila para mahinto ang kamangmangan ng Pinoy.

          Kaso hindi nila ginamit ang kanilang katalinuhan sa mabuti at makatarungang paraan. Kaya, sino ba talaga ang biktima dito?

      3. @Aeta

        “Your favorite television station–and program–is owned and operated by a media conglomerate, who, in turn, is tied to a business syndicate, who, in turn, is tied to the government; and, whose sole purpose is to keep the masses entertained–and in the dark–of what’s really going on behind-the-scenes: brainwash the whole country (entertained) while they fleece (rape) it.”

        – I’ll bet you didn’t catch yourself getting angry and defensive either, did you? ^^

        – I think you underestimate people too much. Though I agree with some of the things you wrote, it’s insufficient. Media ALL OVER THE WORLD are the same. They ALL HAVE A CERTAIN PROPAGANDA or agenda. They all have biases, so if a certain media company wants to get you scared and put you in a box, they will get all the isolated cases of crime, sensationalize it and consolidate it all in a news program. This information is not NEWS to me anymore.

        I hope you understand that not all people watching TV are brainwashed. There are lots of successful people also following Aldub just for pure pleasure, that’s it(Ex.Tim Yap, Daphne Oseña-Paez, Kat De Castro).

        “It is ALL OF US FILIPINOS’ fault of what happened to our country—educated or not educated.”

        – So what’s the next step then?

  72. Ang OA naman ng article na to. People don’t tweet about AlDub to help producers, they tweet to shout out to the world how much they love the show.

    1. MMS,

      And the Filipino masses will inadvertently (walang kamalay-malay) support these thieving public servants, because they are somehow tied in with these television shows. It really is a vicious cycle in the Philippines, isn’t it?

      Aeta

  73. We discuss pretty much everything on social media. di lang puro problema syempre. kahit nung sa issue ng balikbayan boxes ang daming nagreact sa socail media kaya pinatanggal. pati kotong cops nabibring-up sa attention ng gov. officials dahil sa social media. pero di naman pwedeng pero ganon na lang. minsan relax naman tayo. pag usapan ang di nakakastress na bagay like AlDub.

  74. The show is around 2 months old and about 30mins per day. Yung mga issues na niraise nitong article na to, matagal ng problem ng pilipinas yun. kulang pa nag yan eh. Ang dami ng nagbuwis ng buhay, nagpeople power na ng ilang beses, pero andayn pa rin yan. kahit billions pa magtweet, wala naman mangyayari dyan.

    1. Ah the dysfunctional “bahala na” mentality. Implying that Philippines is dead and you can’t revive it. Well guess what coward we don’t think it is. As long as there are people who think of solutions, there is still hope for this country. There will never be a change if you insane failipinos are always being defeatists and not setting your very important priorities for once.

  75. Hi, I just want to know what you think. Let’s say that millions of Filipinos tweet about one of the issues that you just mentioned, and becomes a top trending topic, how do you suppose it will help out to solve the actual problem? Or what do you suppose should happen next?

    Next, I want to know why you think the “millions of Filipinos both in the country and abroad have been focused for weeks now on one thing and one thing alone – to help a local television network win the battle of the ratings”. How would you know that they really are focused on that alone and nothing else?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. @Open Ears,

      I’ll put my two-cents’ worth in if I may.

      Your Question: “How would you know that they really are focused on that alone and nothing else?”

      My Answer: ‘Because nothing gets followed up in the Philippines once the people get what they want from others, especially when it comes to money and profit.’

      No accountability, No responsibility in the Philippines.

      Aeta

      1. Actually my comment is for the author of this blog. But I’ll accept your reply nevertheless.

        “‘Because nothing gets followed up in the Philippines once the people get what they want from others, especially when it comes to money and profit.’

        No accountability, No responsibility in the Philippines.”

        – I see. So are you saying that the only people who are like this are the millions who tweeted for Aldub? Mind you, the reason I asked my question is because the author is pertaining to the people who tweets for the program and judged them “to help a local television network win the battle of the ratings.”

        1. @Open Ears,

          “…the people who tweets for the program and judged them “to help a local television network win the battle of the ratings.”

          And what is your ultimate point?

          Aeta

        2. @Aeta My point is I want to know exactly what she is thinking when she wrote that statement. She is accusing everyone as if everyone is consciously tweeting just to do that (contribute to the ratings).

          There might be people who do, but there might be people who just does it out of pure joy. I don’t think it’s right to paint everyone with the same stroke.

        3. @Open Ears,

          In an atmosphere of desperate duplicity in the Philippines, where everyone is ready to blame but no one wants to accept the blame, we can no longer pick and choose who’s at fault and who’s not. So, for the sake of the country and its people, no one blames anybody but everybody accepts the blame.

          Aeta

      2. @Aeta

        “In an atmosphere of desperate duplicity in the Philippines, where everyone is ready to blame but no one wants to accept the blame, we can no longer pick and choose who’s at fault and who’s not. So, for the sake of the country and its people, no one blames anybody but everybody accepts the blame.”

        – Excuse me? What has fault finding have to do with any of the things written in this blog and my replies? What you’re talking about is a totally different subject from watching Aldub. I don’t know what your advocacy is but if you’re here looking for someone to blame (like people watching Aldub) why don’t you set an example instead so that you plant the seeds of change to those people who need it instead of writing how pathetic this country is and its people.

        If your goal after all is to contribute for a better Philippines then be a leader. And leaders don’t blame, they know the way, show the way, and teach the way.

        1. Open Ears,

          You just don’t get the metaphorical meaning of what I said, do you? I’m including everyone on that blame list—including myself.

          I’ll bet you didn’t catch yourself getting angry and defensive either, did you?

          It goes to prove my point once again: Filipinos will readily blame everybody but themselves, and this is the reason why our country is unable to move forward.

          Aeta

        2. @Open Ears,

          You just don’t get the mataphorical meaning of what I said, do you? I’m blaming every Filipino with what’s wrong with the Philippines—including myself.

          I’ll bet you didn’t catch yourself getting angry and defensive either, did you? Denial and defensiveness are also the characteristic of our people when confronted with the truth about who we are.

          So if Filipinos are not willing to blame themselves–directly or indirectly–to the problems in the country, are you surprised why the Philippines is unable to move forward as one nation?

          Think about it.

          Aeta

        3. @Aeta

          “I’ll bet you didn’t catch yourself getting angry and defensive either, did you?”

          -Oh so your a psychic too, thanks for the free advice. You’re right on the dot! (Clap clap clap)

          “It goes to prove my point once again: Filipinos will readily blame everybody but themselves, and this is the reason why our country is unable to move forward.”

          – Ha? I blamed you? Or Anyone? Where? Isn’t this blog and author subliminally blaming Aldub and it’s supporters for how bad this country will become? This particular thread started like this:

          “Hi, I just want to know what you think. Let’s say that millions of Filipinos tweet about one of the issues that you just mentioned, and becomes a top trending topic, how do you suppose it will help out to solve the actual problem? Or what do you suppose should happen next?”

          Your reply is totally a different topic but you managed to push it anyways. Sadly, I haven’t received a direct reply from the author of this blog.

          “It goes to prove my point once again: Filipinos will readily blame everybody but themselves, and this is the reason why our country is unable to move forward.”

          – Give yourself a tap in the back. Judgmental people rules! I guess elite people like you know a lot and is contributing a lot for a better Philippines. I guess your credentials in helping a good cause is too long to put in here. Or as you say, what you said has “Metaphorical Meaning” as to keep it understandable to only a few. Good Job!

  76. I understand how you feel. But with all the negativity around, are we not entitled to feel good? These people who are watching ALDUB are professionals, working people, students, OFWs who needed a little bit of positive in their stress filled life- I should know, because I am one of them. If you read their tweets, you will notice that they feel good albeit temporarily. We have not forgotten our responsibility as citizens of this country. We brave the horrendous traffic just so, we can go to work on time. We pay our taxes fairly. Those 25 million tweets are made on a saturday where most of us are on day off. ALDUB is shown during our lunch break. Is it too much to ask that despite all that is happening around us, we can still spread positivity and be happy? After all, that is what ALDUB, EAT BULAGA and KALYE SERYE are giving us.

    1. @CJ,

      I understand your point about trying to squeeze a little laughter in-between your daily life in the Philippines. But think about this for a minute.

      If the Filipino people as a whole sacrifice their immediate free time for laughter–by watching these syndicated programs owned by the oligarchs–and try to figure out a way to stop supporting these monopolizing television and movie networks that has done nothing but enrich themselves while impoverishing the country, don’t you think the masses will find other means to entertain themselves without hurting the country in the long run, or stale-mating it into stagnation?

      There is an old saying and it goes something like this. “You reap what you sow.” If you sow nothing in the Philippines’ future–because you want instant gratification–you reap nothing in the future.

      Aeta

      1. Aeta isipin mong mabuti – matagal ng nagdurusa ang Pilipinas, nag Edsa revolution na, may mga rally at demonstrasyon, marami ng nagbuwis ng buhay, hindi na mabilang ang blogs na kagaya ng GRP na tumutuligsa sa kung anong mali at problema sa bansa pero wala pa ring nangyayari. Huwag isisi lahat sa kabobohan ng Pinoy. Dahil meron talagang mga sakim at makakapal ang mukha na talagang hindi patitinag kahit ano pang gawin mong kalampag sa harapan nila.

        Ano bang gusto nyong gawin ng ordinaryong pinoy, ang isubsob ang sarili nila sa lahat ng problema ng bansa? Huwag nating ipagkait sa kanila ang konting kaligayahan, isang oras sa isang araw. Hindi lang naman panay Aldub ang inaatupag nila, ang iba pagkatapos manood ay balik sa totoong buhay, magbubuwis ng pawis para may makain sila at ang kani-kanilang pamilya.

        Maging patas kayo sa judgment nyo. Ito lang naman ang kulang sa mga artikulong ito eh – ang pagiging patas.

        1. @Eneri87,

          I am fair when it comes to judging our people. I’m not like others who will simply just judge the book by its cover without reading it. In the Philippines’ case, the most obvious (the cover) to judge are always our corrupt politicians. And rightfully so; our leaders are the ones who have been steering us in the wrong direction since ever since.

          However, once we judge the cover of the book, we don’t even bother to turn the pages and read its entirety, since we’ve already made up our minds of what the book is about (or whose at fault).

          So generations after generations of Filipinos passed by the same bookshelf, containing the same prejudged book, and bypasses it without bothering to pick up and read it, because they already know what it’s about. It’s same way that a country’s legacy of graft and corruption will repeat itself, because it’s anticipated the same type of people (politicians) will commit and engaged in it.

          Until one day, after everything has been said and the damage has been done, someone picks up the book from the rubble and stumbled upon a page:

          “Filipinos–whether good or bad, rich or poor, and powerful or weak—all came from the same lot. If the country is corrupt, it’s because the people are corrupt; if the people are corrupt, it’s because the culture is corrupt; if the culture is corrupt, it’s because the values are corrupt. Therefore, if a Filipino commits transgression against his country and people, it’s a direct reflection of every Filipino.”

          Aeta

    1. If the Fans you say have no values, isn’t it just right that the kalyeserye is teaching them values?

      Btw, you’re painting everyone with the same stroke, I read somewhere that Daphne Oseña-Paez is a big fan, so she doesn’t have values as well?

      1. if kalyeserye is teaching family values, how come the fans don’t learn from it? should they tackle cyberbullying too so that avid fans would not bash non-fans?

        1. There is a learning curve to everything. You don’t get something on the dot overnight. The positive thing is that they(EB) are advocating good values to their viewers. What happens next (if the viewers take it to heart and learn from it) is totally out of their control.

          Cyberbullying and bashing is not exclusive to Aldub fans or to the Philippines for that matter. Even from the wealthiest countries like U.S.A. and Japan who have access to high-level education have this problems.

  77. Maybe it’s about time we see beyond “just watching” these tv shows. I personally find ALDUB is much more than “kababawan”. I find that getting millions of people together, we can say that anything is achievable. This Kalye Serye is just two months old. Which means that if we strengthen this fan base we can tackle relevant issues next. For now, let’s be happy with being happy and “sa tamang panahon” we will be able to have a better and more responsible breed of leaders. Let’s start with family- bringing old values back and the rest will follow.

    1. is this you mr corona? just joking. exactly my point. But here is the catch mah friend, do you think, with nitwits such as vic,joey and tito calling the shots on this show, DO YOU THINK THEY’D THINK OF USING THE SHOW TO SPREAD AWARENESS REGARDING PRESSING SOCIAL ISSUES????? I don’t fucskdsdsin think so brother. cAsh is always king to those 3 stupid fucks. you cannot expect more when you are dealing with a sensitive asshole(joey), a plagiarist fuck(tito), and a immature skinny fuck(hes banging pauleen, that’s good)…p.s they might have forced someone to kill herself because they went full bang bus on her…queue in (dumilim ang paligid). and CJ, there are some traditions that should have been left lost just like that yamasahita treasure too 🙂

  78. kaya mababaw ay para mang-aliw, pang tanggal stress. Yung mga problema ng bansa ay dapat gobyerno ang mangungunang mag-solve nyan kaagapay ang mga Filipino. But it seems, pinabayaan ang mga Filipinos & Pilipinad kaya maraming nag hirap. Buti nga may kababawan pa, naiibsan ang hirap ng damdamin ng mga tao. Nakaka depress ang bansa natin.

    1. SUS GINOO KA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUS GINOO KA TALAGA!!!!!!!!!

    2. @Grace,

      ” Yung mga problema ng bansa ay dapat gobyerno ang mangungunang mag-solve nyan kaagapay ang mga Filipino.”

      It’s an age-old story that’s never going to change. Therefore, the change has to come from the people—by changing the way they think and the way they live their lives, by stop supporting government and bigbusiness-funded programs, that enriches their organizations but give very little to no return to the population. One of these monopolizing organizations being the media, and the television programs and movies we watch.

      Aeta

  79. IN MY OWN OPINION

    I think there won’t be an ALDUB NATION (25M tweets) without the inspiration and motivation they get from ALDUB.

    If you will think deeper, they help their IDOLS to trend and to beat the rival show because they are entertained and made them happy.

    If you will translate it with our country and our life, we can easily help our government and to improve our country if we have the right LEADERS or if we are getting motivation and be inspired with the plans and works of our LEADERS.

    THE GOVERNMENT should be a good example and an inspiration to their people. 🙂

      1. Just like that CNN Hero win of Efren Penaflorida in which failipinos, most are pinoy praydists as well, are spamming the voting system of that award to make him win only because he’s a Filipino not of his achievements.

  80. I personally believe na hindi ang panonood ng shows ang problem e, nagiging problem dito kung dun nalang umiikot ang mundo ng manonood, It’s how watchers react to these kind of shows. Wala naman masama kung matuwa ka sa kanila, kalimutan sandali ang issues, yes pero kung wala ka nang pakialam sa iba pang nangyayari sa mundo that’s the problem.

    Let’s also look kung ano ba ang ina-address nila with those shows, intentionally or unintentionally, is it all “kababawan” or baka naman sa sobrang lalim na ng mga alam nating problema may mga points tayong di nakikita.

    Let us all be mindful and maging balanced tayo. may kani-kaniyang opinion ang bawat isa, it’s how you react dun nagkakaalaman

    1. @Aileen

      Agree. A lot of people here who I assume don’t really watch or haven’t even seen the Juan for All, All for Juan segment just really don’t know what’s going on. They judged the whole thing based on tweets and that’s it. They’re not aware that the show is actually doing Philanthropy.

      “Let us all be mindful and maging balanced tayo. may kani-kaniyang opinion ang bawat isa, it’s how you react dun nagkakaalaman”

      – Exactly. If you air an opinion, it may be subject to an opposing opinion and so therefore it’s HOW YOU REACT that will show if you are really of higher intellect and understanding.

  81. Why not instead of getting butthurt, use 1-8 to make Aldub less mababaw? Para wala na maikuda ang mga nagmamaganda. Lmao.

  82. They’ll probably vote for just whoever Tito Vic Joey endorsed. Imagine someone like Anjo Yllana could win President by 20m votes. And what is Tito Sotto doing in EB when he should be on the senate passing bills like the stupid E-libel he could charged us when we make comments agaist aldub

  83. 25M na auto bots at tweetdeck, madaya. nonsense tweets, pati si joey pinapakita ang pagiging makitid ng utak nya.pagiging bastos ng fans na akala mo nakakatulong sa pag unlad ng ekonomiya ang aldub pati ang 25M twwets nila.

  84. pakisabihan na rin si joey na bawasan ang pagiging mayabang nya, yung pepsi paloma case until now wala pang justice puro kuda pa sya ng nonsense tweets sa twitter yung kaluluwa nya nman nasusunog na sa impyerno, sa totoo namang mababaw ang aldub wala rin namang masama sa pagiging mababaw ewan ko lang talaga kung bakit OA magreact ang aldub fans at si joey at si lea pa ang kinalaban ha, kung di ba nman mayayabang akala mo napakalaking bagay na ang na-achieve ng idol nila

  85. History is a good teacher to us. “Those who do not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it”…as stated from the historian/philosopher Santayana.

    If we look at how Germany Nazi’s Dictator , Adolf Hitler, had risen to power. He controlled the Media, first. By controlling the media: he fed the Minds of the German people: lies, half truth, self serving propagandas, diversionary shows, etc…
    After the minds of the German people were controlled. He blamed the: Jews, German minorities, other imagined enemies, etc..leading to Germany’s Genocide or Holocaust. Adolf Hitler also emphasized that the German People were: Superior Race. Other races, were inferior. This lead to conquest of other countries. If any Dictator could control the Media; he could control the Minds of his/her people.

    Look at our Media now. They show idiotic shows. The Apathy of people has now set in. The media shows fantasies. These fantasies became the realities of people. So, their minds and senses are desensitized.

    See how Aquino has controlled the : executive, legislative and judicial parts of the government. Did anyone questioned him? See the massive thievery of the National Treasury. Aquino , Abad, most politicians were the culprits. Did anyone vigorously questioned them?

    1. @71Toro007Hayden99.999

      Media works the same way around the world. I don’t watch news simply because all of them have a bias of their own. I agree with what you said about it being a tool to control people. Media can also be a tool to educate people.

      All of the past Presidents and the current ones have shortcomings, same as around the world. So ranting countless times wouldn’t make things better I guess. Encouraging people to work on their own economy is a better solution I guess, Pacquiao is the perfect example because he showed that perseverance can improve one’s lifestyle.

  86. and OUR EFFING MEDIA, (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) catering to the deluded illusions of dodong juans of being exceptional in everything, exploiting the shallow mindset of many pinoys, they the media are contributing to the degredation of pinoy intelligence
    what’s the point of bragging da pinas of being the third largest english speaking nation after the us and uk EH LAHAT NG PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH TINATAGALOG NYO! kala ko ba acc to the media fluent LAHAT ng noypi sa spokening dollar, and as if all filipinos are fluent in tagalog I had colleagues who has english as THEIR second language next to their native dialect, are they malansang isda ? or as the equally asinine hypocrite as muymoy vp binay would call american boy or girl?
    there is a huge chasm between being a true Filipino and a pffft pinoy
    – Antipinoy Nerd

  87. well it shows gano na kabobo todays focebook dork generation, mag comment ba naman BAKIT DAW NAKAUPO SI apolinario mabini as portrayed by actor epi quizon in the film juan luna?
    yo sige aldub pastillas pa and those tasteless novellas peppered with stinking plot and bad acting
    SUBLIME PARALYTIC NGA DI BA?

  88. why? because the pinoy mindset does not include accountability and pinoys are defiant and proud and always playing the victim when at fault

      1. Remember the “Blame Game” tactic of Aquino? It was the “potent tool ” of Germany Nazi’s Adolf Hitler – Blame Game. Aquino is trying to imitate Nazi’s Adolf Hitler’s potent political tool: Blame Game.

        1. @77Hayden007Toro9999.99

          “Remember the “Blame Game” tactic of Aquino? It was the “potent tool ” of Germany Nazi’s Adolf Hitler – Blame Game. Aquino is trying to imitate Nazi’s Adolf Hitler’s potent political tool: Blame Game.”

          – Aren’t you blaming Aquino as well?

  89. congrats s writer n to… u’ve achieved n pag awayin mga tao with this trash… e sa totoo lang nman nkiki ride k lang s kasikatan ng Aldub!… bakit b naligaw ako dito? imbes n feel good e inis tuloy pumapalit dahil s lintek n article n to!… mga crab mentality! yon ang dahiln kya pinoy hinde umaangat marami inggitera!!… mgkano b byad sau abs? lintek ka!

  90. the failipinos can only respond with ad hominem. the rabid fans make it look like life depends on it (whatever they’re obsessed with).

    1. @alicia

      Your previous reply to me:
      “if kalyeserye is teaching family values, how come the fans don’t learn from it? should they tackle cyberbullying too so that avid fans would not bash non-fans?”

      Aren’t you bashing just the same?

    2. Debating with these Pinoys is useless. There is no philosophical bone in them what so ever. Their only tactic to debating is taking all of your talking points and throwing them back at you. They are experts at this.

      I find most Filipino’s to be brain dead morons” and you’ll get a response like “well maybe your a brain dead moron”.

      A tit for a tat. The difference is that the author put together reasoning and evidence behind her observations where as the empty headed Pinoy came up with “agreeing” statements and then passive aggressive remarks of using your words against you.

      1. WR,

        I thought I was the only one who noticed the table tennis tactic of Filipinos, by taking everything you’ve said and throw it back at you. This evasive tactic shows the lack of insight and fortitude to solving their problems among our people.

        Aeta

        1. @Aeta

          “This evasive tactic shows the lack of insight and fortitude to solving their problems among our people.”

          – So people should agree then when you insult them right? Like if someone is called “Moron” or something similar they should just mindlessly take your word and everything will fall into place, right?

          Great, Cheers!^^

        2. Open Ears,

          I like the way you twist my words to fit yoru argument. Yes, it’s long overdue for Filipinos to be insulted to propel them into action. And if you don’t believe what I’m saying, then maybe you need to number among those Filipinos.

          Aeta

        3. @Aeta

          “Yes, it’s long overdue for Filipinos to be insulted to propel them into action.”

          – I see, so in yoour experience alone how many people have taken action because you’ve insulted them? Just asking.

      2. @WR

        “I find most Filipino’s to be brain dead morons” and you’ll get a response like “well maybe your a brain dead moron”.

        – You exercise your freedom to insult and expect that nobody should argue or question you? So you expect someone to “Yes, Thank you!” when you call them a Moron?

        You’re very rational, keep it up!^^

        1. Don’t take it personally, the quotes were meant as examples. Another behavior I noticed is that pinoys take things with excessive literalism. They never bother to read up on nuances and context, instead pinoys put more emphasis on the tone and the perceived rudeness of the message more than on the actual content.

        2. @WR

          “Don’t take it personally, the quotes were meant as examples.”

          – What makes you think I take things personally?^^

          “Another behavior I noticed is that pinoys take things with excessive literalism. They never bother to read up on nuances and context, instead pinoys put more emphasis on the tone and the perceived rudeness of the message more than on the actual content.”

          – Well then if you’re sincere about getting a message across, maybe you should change the way you write. I noticed the words “Stupid”, “Moron”, “Brainless”, etc. used a lot on this blog. Should we expect some decency? Sadly, a lot of Pinoys who writes in indirect, complicated English as to look smart. When the real message is not that deep and can be conveyed in a few simple words/lines. And lastly, I read a lot on how Filipinos are (“Negative So-so”), So what’s the point? Are you happy the way things are or You want this remedied? If it’s the latter, I haven’t seen any RESOLUTIONS being discussed. It’s all about how sick they are with Filipinos, blah blah blah.

        3. We already tried the nice approach (or the pakiusap style but to no avail) so we use seemingly harsh words, not to be mean, but to awaken the pinoys out of their mediocrity. The moment some of us offer advise or suggestions we get accused of being “mayabang, nagmamarunong, masyado ka madaming alam, tanong ka ng tanong,” and the old spiel “may nagawa ka ba?” And then we get nowhere.

          Here’s some comment from Filipinos who are willing to admit their flaws;

          I at times agree that this site makes you feel down about being Filipino. I think that’s the point, to make you sad so that one realizes that there is something wrong so people start changing.

          On point and well said. Before I even finished reading the article, I already expected negative comments because what you wrote is true about us Filipinos. I, for one, is guilty. We Filipinos are sensitive. Some, including me, will look at this in a positive way, others will be offended. And for those who are offended, read the article again.

          Not everyone gets affected by the “harshness.” You just have to view it in a different perspective.

      3. @WR

        I think that if we’re serious about helping people, we have to focus on things that we ourselves can control. And people’s reaction to our nice and not so nice comments is not one of them. For me, the best way to influence people is to show them we’re taking action and doing it well/effectively.

        What really motivates people is seeing someone doing well or being successful at something. They get inspired because they picture or imagine themselves on the same shoes. Look at Paquiao, Charice, Efren Bata Reyes, etc. They inspired less fortunate Filipinos that they too with hard word and perseverance can achieve success.

        I’m assuming you don’t watch EB. But with the Advent of Aldub, all of a sudden you will see people uploading their original songs or drawing/paintings because of Aldub. I remember Joey De Leon announcing in one episode that they noticed the number of people suddenly creating their original songs/works of art so the management of EB decided to have a contest for them. Even Mikey Bustos and Jimmy Bondoc wrote their own.

        Point: People are looking for models/leaders to follow, and are propelled to take action even without you telling them to. So regardless of the level of intellect and education, they will not follow a certain agenda if they feel they were insulted or maligned.

        1. Indeed people will have their own choices though it is a healthy reminder that all choices will have varying outcomes depending on changing circumstances. A good choice does not necessarily mean a good outcome. If the outcome is something that is seen as either favorable or negative it is best to thoroughly study the flow of events which lead to such outcomes rather than fall prey to this notion of Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

        2. @WR

          “Indeed people will have their own choices though it is a healthy reminder that all choices will have varying outcomes depending on changing circumstances.”

          – Agree, I have to admit I’m not a fan of the “Bahala na” mindset. I hope that there is a subject in elementary that will teach kids that the only thing they can control is “To Choose”. But the consequences that comes with the choices we make is beyond our control. The reason I said Elementary is because most people even the poorest of the poor can at least attend public elementary school.

  91. Cant help but post a comment…
    It’s sad to see that most people who’ve read the article and commented have missed the point of the writer. From my point of view, the writer just wants to inform us that if these 25M people can make a voice in such thing as AlDub why can’t we do this as well on relevant issues in our country? So don’t only blame the government if our country has no progress cause it starts with the citizens as well, to demand and act for a change and be responsible and part of it. Gising Pinoy!

  92. Reading the comments is kinda sad really. If it’s really such a bother to read the whole thing then here’s the summary.It’s not about people liking this show. It’s simply the fact that is people in this country can just take a few moments of your time to talk about:
    1. Traffic and flooding in this country is horrible
    2. If you’ve lived in this country for all your life then I’m sure you’ve noticed that we are having heavy rain on what used to be summer time and vice versa. It’s not too bad but it’s there
    3. China seems to just be non existing thing in a PH person. They are just to busy to even think about it. Unless someone put it in front of their face.
    4. Hey! Look dead soldiers let’s do something about it. Nah, Investagations?!Justice for our war veterans!!! Pfff!
    5. You pay the same rate of electricity and water as some US states. Difference?! Well I know you know
    6. Look how many people who graduate every year. That can find a better life outside the phillippines
    7. I have friends who’s houses where destroyed to this day which the government did nothing for them.
    8.I’m gonna speak from experience. Go to a province until election day and just ask how much do day recieve For Each candidate. 50,100, 3000 all are true and that’s not counting the money they pay their cronies and the lavish parties they have every month.
    There now you can better understand what this article is about

  93. Ang daming di na ka gets ng point.pang ht lang ata ang abot ng tanaw.Im an aldub fan but the blog is not really about Aldub, but social awareness and what the people can and may do to change a system thats been eating up our nation.
    I’ve also thought of since we are preoccupied now our politicians are more than happy bec impt issues are never discuss or were sidetracked. Anyways,election is nearing so ganun na naman. We get the same bananas with the same set of monkeys, you know what im saying?
    To all Aldubers, wag na makipag away.lawakan ang pang unawa. Being a fan comes with responsiblity and maturity. Period. Peace lang tayo ..

        1. Go Rico – I don’t know. Same with Marius.

          Robert Haighton – Last that I can remember, he had some “sweet” words with benign0. Robert is a big “fan” of Grimwald but he seemed absent especially in the last “critically acclaimed” (lots of critics) Grimwald articles.

    1. @Helen Mendoza

      Agree. Higher level of intellect means higher level of understanding. Negative people wants you to be negative as well. I hope more people like you will enlighten people here.

  94. hayy ganyan talaga kapag Television and exposure moments, it’s all about Marketing and Business Strategy 🙂 – iba naman ang takbo ng government; medyo konting push pa pagdating sa Dialectics 😀

    1. iba naman ang takbo ng government

      What is your point, exactly?

      The article is talking about the Filipino people’s apathy and indifference towards serious issues facing the nation compared to their excessive devotion to noontime shows. The people shouldn’t need marketing strategy with issues affecting their lives on a daily basis to react to it.

      1. Ms Ilda; yeah i know it’s all about the serious issues and etc.. kung ano ang mas kakagatin ng masa based on majority of interest when it comes to entertainment edi yun ang ipoproduce nila based narin sa culture subjectivity. tv networks is interrelated when it comes to entertainment kaya hindi na ko nagtataka. also ‘ratings’ is on the way, alam na. 🙂 kawawa naman si Felipe Gozon kapag hindi siya gumawa ng paraan 😀 yung tungkol sa government nga pala may ipapaalam ako sayo ms ilda, napanood ko kase sa Peoples Television na nagsalita si DBM Assistant Secretary Tanya M. Hamada tungkol sa Bottom-up Budgeting Process for 2016. sinabi nya doon na kailangang magparticipate lahat ng mga taga LGU.malawak ang naging scope ng topic even yung nasa community must participate. so kahit papano may nangyayari ng progress hindi katulad dati na wala talaga. we must understand na papunta palang tayo sa professionalized society. yun lang. kaya ngayun masasabi kong iba talaga ang takbo ng gobyerno. because they’re doing a different view and we must support it so we must be on the way to it. wew! i already bring my manners here i hope you understand 🙂

      2. Natawa ako dito. Just because we are such avid fans of AlDub, apathetic and indifferent na kami?! LOL. Did it ever cross your mind na baka yung “devotion” namin sa AlDub, eh, is one way of reacting to issues affecting our lives on a daily basis? At yung AlDub, do you honestly believe doon na umiikot ang mundo namin? I’m sure you’ve done your research before mo sinulat ang entry na ‘to, no? So, alam mo kung kailan last nagkaroon ng mala-Aldub na mga ganap sa bansang ito? Hindi mo ba naramdaman yung mga reaction ng tao between then and now? Naalala mo kung and ang mga nagti-trend? Si Janet Napoles. China. Hindi kami puedeng mag-enjoy, mag-invest ng oras namin sa good vibes hangga’t hindi nasosolusyunan ang mga issues na ni-enumerate mo? Mag-suggest po kayo ng concrete solutions sa mga issue. Yung bago, legal at doable. Itu-tweet ko mga yun sa AlDub hashtags. Ako po yung tipo ng tao na nagtu-tweet sa DSWD pag me nakikitang homeless, bata o matanda, na nagpapalimos at natutulog sa kalye. Ilong kinauukulain ako nagreklamo Laban sa mga abusadong cab at bus drivers, sa kinauukulan. Maka-Marcos ka po (hindi ko pa nababasa lahat ng articles nyo, pero, nakita ko yung #NeverAgain at yung Imee Marcos na headings)? Kasi tumutulong ako sa pag-remind sa mga tao sa kung ano ang mga pangyayari nung panahon ni Marcos na hindi natin dapat makalimutan. Yung point po, is, I’m trying to help remedy, if not solve, the afflictions na sinasabi nyo, in my own little ways, at sigurado ako, karamihan sa mga maka-Aldub, ganun din.

  95. Downfall of the Filipinos? Big word madamme. I am a fan of this so called aldub fad. Sorry if I am not as “intellectual” as you are. May I ask what have you done to solve the ff:

    1. Traffic and flooding problem in the country particularly in Metro Manila.
    2. Risk exposure to the effects of climate change and the need for better disaster preparedness.
    3. China’s threat against our territorial claims on the West Philippine Sea.
    4. High crime rate including threats from Islamic terrorists in Mindanao.
    5. Energy and Water crisis.
    6. High unemployment rate.
    7. Appalling conditions of the victims of natural disasters.
    8. Theft of public funds using mechanisms such as pork barrel and Presidential slush funds by public servants.

    Have you heard of this cliche “Practice what you preach”?

  96. From “Alamat ng Gubat” by Bob Ong

    Ang nararanasan ng tatay mo ngayon ay kabatiran na may paghihirap sa kapaligiran niya, at ang kaalaman ito ang tinatawag niyang karamdaman. Kaya kailangan niya ng pampamanhid.
    – Matsing

  97. ‘yung pinupunto ng article tungkol sa pagiging walang pake ng mga kababayan natin. sabi ng ka-opisina ko, pasalamat daw ako sa K-12 at may trabaho ako dahil ‘yung ginagawa naming module e para sa K-12. madali lang sabihin ‘yun para sa mga taong hindi apektado, mga pamilyang wala namang college teachers at nonteaching personnel na hindi maaapektuhan ng K-12. bukod sa maraming tao ang mawawalan ng trabaho dahil sa K-12, e dagdag na pasanin din ito para sa mga magulang. hirap kasi sa iba, nagsasalita tungkol sa mga bagay na wala naman silang alam, sa mga bagay na ‘di makakaapekto sa buhay nila.

    1. Ika nga ni Joey: ” Pag tao’y tuwang-tuwa at aliw na aliw sa isang bagay at ikaw lang ang nagtatanong, ikaw ay naliligaw o ikaw ay baliw! #ALDUBComeWhatMay”

  98. dapat bawal na ang paglalagay ng POLITICAL ADS/POSTERS even it says ” PAID FOR BY”- no way of tracking since no FOI.–Labelling of Govt, Vehicles, Buildings and other Govt owned items, usable , etc. should not consists of the Govt Official’s name. should be Uniform in color at least in its Brgy level to avoid wasting money, since the next electorate would most probably replace them with something people can associate them with.

    Racism does not exist in the Philippines, yet such type of social discrimination happens everyday and everywhere disguising it self in many forms. It reflects on how most Filipino people treat each other serving their own biases, believing that by doing so, one is able to advance himself in society..—which sucks!!! LOL

    In reference to the type of entertainment most Filipino watch. All I can say is that, The man himself is so sad, stepped on, crushed by his circumstances, all he can afford to do is entertain himself by whatever means to alter his perception and reality. All of these is the result of hundreds of years of oppression, loosing our-self and true nature in the process. lack of education, limited available information, medias unbalanced attention, continuous social discrimination, misconceptions on people, labeling and more..all of these needs to be addressed

    What’s saddening is the fact that MANY FILIPINO’s do notice these things, unfortunately due to various fears and reason one may respectively have, one can only stand and act stupid..or even appear to be blind, deaf and mute.

    Until one is able to stand tall, be fearless on his point of views. Everyone making an effort to connect and stand for what is true to our highest ideals. With respect to being morally, ethically, politically and most of all spiritually correct, such future for our country will remain a dream.

    Nevertheless, still a dream, but not forgotten. Hopefully a stronger generation will learn from our past mistakes, not only nationally but world history as well.

    EtosiBoy

  99. alam nyo,,,at sa nagpost ng article na to,,,wala po tayong pakialam sa gustong gawin at sundan ng tao as long as di sila lumalabag sa batas,,,,masyado kayong bitter na kumikita ung mga network,,,malamang business yan,, yan tlga pakay nila,,,kumita,,,at wala tayong pake kung gusto gastahan ng pera yan ng tao o panoorin nila yan o suportahan artista nyan,,,parang jollibee lang,,,,kung gusto ng tao jan kahit fast food yan,,,at sobrang laki ng kinikita ng jalibi dhl s dmi ng kmakain don,,,wla tayong pake sa taong may gusto don,,,

    Reply
    inknnown says:
    October 22, 2015 at 7:41 am
    ang aldub hindi po manufactured yan,,,tao po ang naglabel jan hindi ang eat bulaga,,hindi po inilabas ang aldub as a loveteam agad agad,,,kusa lang pong nabuo yan,,

    ang eat bulaga po gumawa sila ng benefit concert sa phil arena kung saan sa paggawa ng library mapupunta ang kikitain,,,at nagamit yang aldub sa pagtulong sa kapwa hndi lng sa pagpataas ng rating ng gma,,

    hindi po ibigsabihin na kapag nanonood at sumusubaybay at tagahanga ka ng aldub ay wala ka na ring pake sa mga pangyayari sa bansa,,,tandaan nyo ang social media anjan na lahat,,,may entertainment may tungkol din sa issues tungkol sa bansa,,,so mali na iconclude na ang aldub natioon puro aldub lang ang inaatupag at wala na silang pake sa bansa…

    “Filipinos, have become lazy and could not be bothered doing their own research about what is really going on around them. This is why it is easy to feed people with propaganda and even easier to distract them with entertainment”–pero hindi tama na isolate ang aldub bilang isang bagay na tanging nagdudulot nito sa mga filipino dahil sikat sila ngayon,,,bakit di nyo gawan lahat ng sikat n loveteam ng ganitong article at sabihin nyo rin na ang loveteam nila ay sanhi para madistract ang mga filipino sa mga nangyayari sa bansa,,,masyadong binobomba ng article n to ang aldub….

    pwede nyo naman sabihin na magkaisa ang mga filipino tulad ng aldub nation nang hindi pinalalabas na ang aldub walang kwenta..

    ang aldub nation marami yan,,,pero hindi yan kabuuan ng populasyon ng pilipinas…kaya ang dapat sabihin sa article na to “mga filipino gawin natin ang ginawa ng aldub nation,,,gawin natin silang inspirasyon,,,magkaisa tayo tungkol sa mga issue ng bansa na kailangan ng atensyon”<< na hindi na kailangan ibaba ang tingin sa aldub

    1. at ang aldub mababw lang tlga yan,,,dahil pampasaya lang nmn cla kya nga entertainment,,,pang aliw dba??
      …. at kht nmn nangaaliw at mababaw lng ang aldub at entertainment show n eat bulaga kahit papano may naibabahagi pa ring aral specifically ang kalyeserye n kinalalagyan ng aldub…tandaan nyo hindi ka dapat maghanap ng malalim na bagay sa isang entertainment show,,,the purpose of entertainment is to entertain…pero kahit na ganon tumutulong pa rin naman yang mababw na show at labteam na yan,,,tulad ng scholarship,,,upuan sa mga setudyante,,,library gawa ng phil arena concert

  100. ‘Shallow TV shows’ has been with us forever and we’re still here. Look around the world and you’ll see ‘shallow TV shows’ too.

    I’d rather watch entertaining shallow TV shows than engage in hypocritical conversation.

  101. Hi Ilda,

    I will only agree that you’re not a shallow person if you’ve never ever watched any TV show or movie to entertain you. Yes, that includes GoT, Suits, Harry Potter, Avengers, and all blockbuster or indie TV show or film. Coz your point is that, getting “trashy entertainment” from media is shallow. You singled out local shows, but your “argument” technically applies to entertainment in general. Just because you don’t dig the hype, you call it “trashy entertainment”. How do you define something that’s not “trashy entertainment” anyway? Is it those shows that won Emmy’s, like GoT and Orange is the New Black? Oh wait, are these shows dealing with American national issues? I don’t think so.

    Every time I go home from work, I don’t watch AlDub (I never got into the hype as well), but I always catch up on the latest episodes of The Walking Dead, Conan and Jimmy Fallon. Does that make me less shallow than those watching local shows?

    And those Red Cross volunteers who recently helped typhoon victims but are fans of AlDub, even though they’re actually making a difference and saving lives (instead of just sitting infront of a computer, making an elitist and pretentious blog post), do you mean that they’re as shallow as fk?

    Bottomline is, one can have his/her shallowness, and let’s not judge a person’s character by what entertains himself/herself.

    1. We study arts and culture, and by studying you’d understand why most local shows are considered trashy, those foreign shows you’ve mentioned are way too up there when it comes to the level of writing, production value, and philosophical views (eg. pragmatism, machiavellian philosophy, etc). Those shows doesn’t have to directly tackle with American national issues, because it targets international issues, issues that are prevalent on every side of the globe. You’d see how rotten it can be inside politics, business, and how you’d do everything just to stay on top, or even just to live (survivalism).

      Here’s a good read about arts and culture and how we shouldn’t just settle for what we see and what is shown to us. http://www.thebookoflife.org/why-you-should-never-say-beauty-lies-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder/ and a quote from it:

      “Our day-to-day problem isn’t that we’ll be bossed around by cultural snobs, it’s that the chances of attractive art and architecture taking hold will be lost, because of a culture obsessed by quick profits and a refusal to engage architects and artists in a dialogue about what they’re up to.”

  102. Most of us who tweet for AlDub everyday are ordinary people. Ano ba naman yung tweets to express the good vibes na nararamdaman namin pag napapanood namin sila? Yung “self-evident issues” that you enumerated, nagti-trend din mga yan sa social media- traffic, climate change, China bullying. etc. Pero, bilang ordinaryong mamamayan, ano pa gusto mo gawin namin? Kami yung magmamando ng traffic? Kami ang kakausap sa China sa pamamgitan ng Twitter? Mag-i-issue ang AlDub ng offical statement tungkol sa climate change? (Alden Richards, btw, is a NowPH representative.)

    Yung point ko, is, we can just do so much as ordinary people. Pina-trend natin si Janet Napoles at ang PDAF scam, ni-follow up yung related cases, pero, may hangganan po yung power natin. We cannnot pass judgment on her and the other accused. Nag-tweet kami for AlDub, nag-donate ng pampatayo ng libraries, pero hindi na po namin kayang pag-aralin ang mga bata.

    Ikaw? Maliban sa mag-criticize by blogging, have you given concrete suggestions na ba sa mga kinauukulan? Anong nangyari? Pinakinggan ka ba? Kasi, you know all these issues that really matter, tas, kung me ginawa ka na pala maliban sa pagkuwestyon, why are these issues still here? Sa tingin mo, dahil sa Twitter power ng maka-AlDub, pakikingggan kami ng mga mambabatas? ng China? Ng buong mundo?

    Let’s be realistic na lang. we do not have access to all the buttons to press to effect perfect situations.

    As for the AlDub kalyeserye being shallow, hindi ba puedeng magpaka-shallow, mababaw lang din naman kailangan namin for good vibes. We watch AlDub, we tweet, it ends, masaya kami, mas productive sa trabaho, we read up on AlDub, we tweet again, nakalimutan namin ang stress, we see a kilig AlDub photo, we tweet about it, nawala yung pagod namin sa trabaho. Pastime namin yung AlDub; it doesn’t have to make sense all the time. Pastime, which means hindi naman doo umiikot ang buong buhay namin. And hindi porke’t we watch and enjoy AlDub, eh, we’re not aware of the existence of the Poe’s, the Binay’s, the Roxases and the Marcoses in this country at kung paano nila puedeng maayos o mapalala ang estado ng bansa natin.

  103. 1st of all ma’am…

    I want emphasize this ma’am Hindi porket po pumunta ka sa mga event na malalaki doesn’t mean ini-ignore nila mo mga malalaki issue sa atin bansa ma’am. What can you say about the fiesta dinagyang, kadiyawan, ati-atihan, sinulog and etc… maraming tao din pumupunta dito nagpapakasaya… Think out of the box ma’am.

    1. Traffic and flooding problem in the country particularly in Metro Manila. (This a government problem, undisciplined people)

    2. Risk exposure to the effects of climate change and the need for better disaster preparedness.
    (LGU, LOCAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT PROBLEM)

    3. China’s threat against our territorial claims on the West Philippine Sea. (GOVERNMENT PROBLEM)

    4. High crime rate including threats from Islamic terrorists in Mindanao. (GOVERNMENT PROBLEM AGAIN)

    5. Energy and Water crisis.(GOVERNMENT PROBLEM)

    6. High unemployment rate. (PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT PROBLEM)

    7. Appalling conditions of the victims of natural disasters. (GOVERNMENT PROBLEM)

    8. Theft of public funds using mechanisms such as pork barrel and Presidential slush funds by public servants. (JUDICIAL PROBLEM)

    – The problem is not the people is the government Solution Changes the government and educate the people –

    that why there’s Election?? BTW “HOW SURE ARE MA’AM, ALL FILIPINO PEOPLE IGNORE THIS KIND ISSUE? just because they are focus on the social media, entertainment doesn’t mean they ignore the issue”.

    I want to tell you this ma’am all issue in the philippine i am very aware off even i am a habit fun of Aldub. And I am not shallow or broad minded like you.

  104. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,
    All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.

    I think there are some shows in the Philippines that is just not a flavor for everyone but I don’t think it is fair to compare these local shows to other countries; One reason is because of the difference in culture. What may seem offensive, “trashy” or “shallow” in some countries may be fine to others so saying that other countries balance their programming with shows with substance is just your colonial mentality talking (I’m not that patriotic btw, I also watch foreign films but I also get entertain with local shows)

    At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what a person choose to entertain him/her because it doesn’t make them less of a person. 🙂

  105. adik ka ba?kaya nga may gobyerno para sila ang magisip ng plano. kaht ano gusto ntn gwin sa mga binanggit m may magagawa b tayo kung ayaw ng china umalis dun?ano mkikpggyera ka?ung sa trapik.adik ka wala tayong budget..tanggapin mo yun.climate change?thats a global effort!kaht magkaisa aldubnation di yun masusustain kung ang Northkorea at america ay gumgawa ng mga pampasabog! bottomline nito bitter ka.tanong may nagawa ka na bng effort para masolusyunan yan aside from posting it.di kami mababaw,at hndi lang aldub inaatupag namin.may iba kaming activities pero di namin pinagmamalaki.we are just proud fans.we support gilas and pacquiao,because we are proud of what they have achieved.you cant force us to like people like you who always seek the negatives.grow up!get a life!

    1. And if you notice, wala man lang na-mention about sa AlDub Nation, organizing blood donation projects with the Philippine Red Cross. And EB donating all proceeds to building libraries and to Typhoon Lando victims, pero, yung tirada sa current administration, andun. Smh.

  106. sige kau na marunong why have you guys done anything for your fellow filipino? may pulubi ba kau na napakain sa araw na to? may tao ba kau na natulungan..the nerve n magsalita kau ng kababwan ng pinoy.. hirap sa inyo nauso lng internet kun mag sasalita kau kala nyo alam nyo na lahat..a few minutes na magbibigay kasiyahn sa kapwa nyo sa panunuod ng tv papansinin nyo pa? bakit di ang mga kurakot na pulitiko ang tirahin nyo..

    1. “may pulubi ba kau na napakain sa araw na to?” – Marami. Kamag-anak namin pulubi e sa amin sila kumakain, araw-araw.

      “may tao ba kau na natulungan” – Marami. Pero ayaw ko na babalikan yung mga yun.

      “bakit di ang mga kurakot na pulitiko ang tirahin nyo..” – Tagal na. Sila nga unang tinira dito.

  107. This website seems to be ran by very intelligent people who seems to notice everything rotten about being filipino. Well you guys have a point and most of the things you say are true. But what do you think can you do to help besides this blog? Let’s take ALDUB for example. Why do you think it unites everyone watching it? Accept it or not it teaches values that makes a good person in a very light and easy to understand. Correct? Being you guys are so critical of filipinos being shallow and being so convinced that you guys are way above the shallowness of the shows why don’t you use that to your advantage? How do you think you can convey your messages that is easy to digest and understand. Step up, ranting about it in this blog doesn’t change anything. You guys would still look like jack asses to the people since most of you here call the filipinos as stupid and shallow. Then use their stupidity and shallowness to make them understand and aware. I know I am doing my part, are you?

    1. if you have been following this site for some time you’ll know that aldub is only used as an example (it being the most popular show/segment at the moment) and not the main target at all. there is nothing wrong with a bit of escapism—be it aldub or some arsty-fartsy fare only a few people could grasp—but the time spent on this escapism that most pinoys devote their time to that somehow numbs their consciousness into simply getting stuck into such state and become seemingly oblivious to everything else around them. if a show can have such a unifying effect that manages to rouse people into mobilizing and moving with a shared goal as a unit, one wonders why this cannot be replicated on more important matters that directly affect them.

      1. “but the time spent on this escapism that most pinoys devote their time to that somehow numbs their consciousness into simply getting stuck into such state and become seemingly oblivious to everything else around them.”

        You can’t say that unless you really know these people and the way they live their lives. How can you be so sure that these fans have become stuck on the Aldub phenomenon and are no longer paying attention to more important issues around them? Have you even lived their lives for a second? The problem with articles like this is it tends to judge people by the kind of entertainment they enjoy.

        ” if a show can have such a unifying effect that manages to rouse people into mobilizing and moving with a shared goal as a unit, one wonders why this cannot be replicated on more important matters that directly affect them.”

        –Yeah it’s a wonder for sure. If the stupid masses (as being labeled by the author) can manage to unite for the shallowest of reasons, then why can’t intellectuals here in GRP and all the other smart brains in the country get their heads together to think of an effective solution to ease our problems as a nation? GRP, please take the lead in uniting the intelehentes and elites, form a movement which will focus on solutions, stop the blame game, reach out to your bobo fellowmen, and who knows we might make a difference.

        AlDub fans have already stepped up a gear by supporting the Oct 24 Phil Arena event where proceeds will help build libraries in schools around the country. Part of the proceeds will also go to the victims of Typhoon Lando. These fans also organized a blood donation activity with the Red Cross. Critics overlooked this because they are too fixated on the negative side. Eat Bulaga, in its 36 years on Philippine TV, has helped built schools and chairs through their Plastik ni Juan project. The show also supports scholarships for students.

        Now, where’s the fairness in this article? The author’s bias and prejudice against the ‘stupid’, ‘shallow’ majority has blinded her judgment.

        1. @Lau

          –Yeah it’s a wonder for sure. If the stupid masses (as being labeled by the author) can manage to unite for the shallowest of reasons, then why can’t intellectuals here in GRP and all the other smart brains in the country get their heads together to think of an effective solution to ease our problems as a nation? GRP, please take the lead in uniting the intelehentes and elites, form a movement which will focus on solutions, stop the blame game, reach out to your bobo fellowmen, and who knows we might make a difference.

          Which part of the article says “stupid masses”? Not all those who watch #Aldub are from the lower class. That alone should tell you that even so-called “elite” members of Philippine society are elso beholden to celebrities and are wasting prescious time on shallow TV shows.

          Producers of the show just want you to think that the proceeds will go to a good cause. It remains to be seen if they will follow-through on their promise. Let me know if they actually build libraries in schools around the country, ok? How will you monitor that? Will Eat Bulaga give you updates? Besides, even without the show telling the audience that, the fans will still spend money and time watching the show anyway.

          It’s so easy to say “the proceeds will go to this and this cause…” but at the end of the day, the bulk of the income from the show still goes to the TV network. Try not to be too gullible. Besides, what they are doing is called bandaid solution. While charity is good, it is not addressing the root cause of the problem, which is apathy and indifference to the real issues plaguing the nation.

        2. @Lau

          “You can’t say that unless you really know these people and the way they live their lives. How can you be so sure that these fans have become stuck on the Aldub phenomenon and are no longer paying attention to more important issues around them? Have you even lived their lives for a second? The problem with articles like this is it tends to judge people by the kind of entertainment they enjoy.”

          Just take a look at how our leaders screw us with nary a reaction from the rest of the population like the aldub phenomenon managed to rouse. No need to be a rocket scientist or statistician to figure that observation out.

        3. @Ilda

          Well, we can’t really put a dot on everything, right? Let’s wait and see if Eat Bulaga and the so-called AlDub Nation can really realize their promise of building libraries in schools. Who are we to fucking judge? Of course, Eat Bulaga will give updates on the project because, yeah, not all people who watch the hit Kalyeserye segment are dumb enough not to follow up.

          I’m not being gullible. I’m just looking for fairness and balance in your article. You seem too caught up with your hatred for the show. Why don’t you get the side of those people who appreciate it? Ask them why the hell did a shallow love team like AlDub capture them? Ask them if their lives have become better or worse after watching AlDub.

          But oh well, GRP is a website dedicated to highlighting the flaws and stupidity of the Filipino people, okay, but will the way your articles are presented really change the people’s way of thinking?

          In the past months, GRP published numerous articles on the downside of ‘shallow’ TV shows, including this one, but hell, on October 24, people displayed their “stupidity” and “shallowness” by flocking to Philippine Arena to support the ‘shallow’ tandem of AlDub. Fact is, GRP failed to reach out to its intended readers – the masses. This website is just attracting the greater minds who think the same way as the authors. GRP is becoming a platform for intellectual debates within the high-class, just debates, no real solution.

          You want change? We don’t need an armchair revolution. Let’s transform our words into action and let’s get the job done.

        4. @Lau

          Wrong again. You keep blaming the “masses” when in fact, a lot of the members of the so-called “elite” are to blame for irrational thinking in Philippine society. Just look at the people who campaigned for a Noynoy presidency. A lot of them are from exclusive schools here and abroad. Just look at the owners of TV Networks. They have money and education but they produce stupid shows so they can continue keeping the majority ignorant.

          Yes, we have been publishing articles highlighting the dysfunctional behaviour in Philippine society for years. Unfortunately, like I said earlier, we cannot reach a wider audience compared to mainstream media. We can only reach hundreds of thousands. Plus our voices get drowned out by irrational and backward thinking. You expect too much from a blogsite that doesn’t have major sponsorship. You’re simply not using your critical analysis very well.

          Lately though, some of mainstream media columnists are espousing some of our views. I also noticed that rappler has been copying our style of writing about Filipino culture. If the trend continues, hopefully we can revolutionise the way Filipinos think.

          But it’s going to take a while because as the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t necessarily make it drink. A lot of Filipinos are like alcoholics. It’s difficult to convince them they have a drinking problem.

          So, it turns out you’re not even sure if Eat Bulaga will actually donate the proceeds to charity but you are already lauding them. Tsk tsk…gimme a break! In other words, drawing pa lang.

        5. ” While charity is good, it is not addressing the root cause of the problem, which is apathy and indifference to the real issues plaguing the nation.”

          Makes me laugh. It’s hard to ignore the real issues plaguing the nation. It’s unfair to say that these people who watch AlDub are not concerned about what’s going on around them. Do we need to have these issues trend on Twitter? WTF! It’s being broadcast on TV everyday, it’s on the internet, newspapers, radio, blogs like GRP. Hell, people have already resorted to rallies and violent demonstrations to get the attention of the higher authorities. It’s a collective effort, change won’t happen overnight.

          GRP and articles like this are not addressing the root cause of the problem either.

        6. GRP and articles like this are not addressing the root cause of the problem either.

          Huh? The root cause of the problem is the Filipino people’s apathy and indifference. Filipinos have become their worst enemy. They elect incompetent public servants and then turn a blind eye to shenanigans while they are in office.

          The people who went to the rallies in the past do not include the majority of people who watch Aldub everyday.

          There is no proof that the majority of Filipinos are concerned about real issues. The evidence is already staring you in the face – they’d rather forget about the problems by watching Aldub. They are trying to run away from it.

      2. “Wrong again. You keep blaming the “masses” when in fact, a lot of the members of the so-called “elite” are to blame for irrational thinking in Philippine society. Just look at the people who campaigned for a Noynoy presidency. A lot of them are from exclusive schools here and abroad. Just look at the owners of TV Networks. They have money and education but they produce stupid shows so they can continue keeping the majority ignorant.”

        –LOL Aren’t GRP writers the ones who keep singling out and blaming the masses in their articles (especially on the topic of local TV shows)? How many times did writers and some commenters label the masses as ‘shallow’, ‘stupid’, ‘ignoramus’, ‘retard’..? Actually, we share the same views about those elites behind Aquino and the TV networks. That’s why I’m not convinced that on subjects like this, fans should always be underlined. Hell, why not attack the crocodiles behind the TV networks, or better yet, send this article to their respective emails, websites or FB pages so they get the chance to read this? We’re talking about online revolution right? Who knows, they might make a big shift and stop producing mindnumbing shows.

        ” I also noticed that rappler has been copying our style of writing about Filipino culture. If the trend continues, hopefully we can revolutionise the way Filipinos think.”

        –Wow! I’m speechless. “Copying”. What would Rappler’s reaction be if they get the chance to read this? 🙂

        “But it’s going to take a while because as the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t necessarily make it drink. A lot of Filipinos are like alcoholics. It’s difficult to convince them they have a drinking problem.”

        –That’s what I’m saying. Change won’t happen overnight. You can’t impose your beliefs on others. You can’t judge people just because they don’t think the same way as you. You can’t judge them just because they love AlDub and AlDub doesn’t appeal to you. You and the rest of the writers here are starting to sound like self-righteous hypocrites.

        “Yes, we have been publishing articles highlighting the dysfunctional behaviour in Philippine society for years. Unfortunately, like I said earlier, we cannot reach a wider audience compared to mainstream media. We can only reach hundreds of thousands. Plus our voices get drowned out by irrational and backward thinking. You expect too much from a blogsite that doesn’t have major sponsorship. You’re simply not using your critical analysis very well”

        –Ever wonder why after all these years, you can’t really prove that your blog has changed anything? You need to examine your approach.

        “So, it turns out you’re not even sure if Eat Bulaga will actually donate the proceeds to charity but you are already lauding them. Tsk tsk…gimme a break! In other words, drawing pa lang.”

        — Do I sound like ‘lauding’ Eat Bulaga??LOL! I’m just taking into consideration their positive achievements as a ‘shallow’ show to neutralize the negativity in this article. You seem so focused on the worst case scenario. Again, let’s wait and see. 🙂

        1. Most of your replies do not make sense anymore. You’re just going around in circles. Just read my previous responses.

          And yes, rappler has been copying our style of writing about Filipino dysfunctional behaviour lately especially that lesbian writer who wrote about anti-intellectual attitude in Philippine society. We have been around longer than rappler and been writing about anti-intellectualism for years. It’s taken them this long to finally agree with us. Some people are slow in accepting the truth.

      3. @Ilda

        “Huh? The root cause of the problem is the Filipino people’s apathy and indifference. Filipinos have become their worst enemy. They elect incompetent public servants and then turn a blind eye to shenanigans while they are in office.”

        –May I ask you again, how does GRP address that root cause? Is this website really effective in changing the way the majority of us think? Wait, the question is, how many of us actually get the chance to even read this article? Okay, assuming one of the masses takes time to read this, will he understand?

        “The people who went to the rallies in the past do not include the majority of people who watch Aldub everyday.”

        –Okay, so you want AlDub supporters to also occupy the streets and demonstrate. Or, you want the fans to also make these issues trend on Twitter, yes? Question is, will that make any difference? But yeah, maybe some AlDub fans who are not that stupid may actually think about that, they may convince other supporters to go beyond just the kilig and actually discuss the problems of the country. In cases like that, someone has to take the lead, that’s how you unite people. YOU MUST TAKE THE LEAD.

        “There is no proof that the majority of Filipinos are concerned about real issues. The evidence is already staring you in the face – they’d rather forget about the problems by watching Aldub. They are trying to run away from it.”

        –What proof do you want? Does the average Filipino really need to mention those issues every single time? Don’t you think they too are suffering as a result of those issues, thus they need to at least find some time to temporarily free themselves of all the mental and emotional baggage? We all do that, right? We all need some sort of escapism may it be in the form of entertainment, arts, music, travel or whatever it is that will recharge us. How do AlDub fans differ from those Filipino people who watch Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries and other popular Western shows as their pastime? You’re going nuts because people are patronizing a local TV show that you think is too shallow.

        You yourself is saying, “In life, things are not always what they seem”. Therefore, don’t judge.

        1. Garbage in, garbage out Lau.

          One cannot be expected to think way outside the small comforts of his hovel when one gets continously bombarded with neverending string of junk. Admit it, Eat Bulaga is junk. I like Joey De Leon. I think the guy’s a genius. I like the junk he/they churn out. But I’m also confident enough to say that despite liking it I don’t get myself immersed in it because there’s nothing to be had from it except cheap empty fun. And then life goes on. I read and watch things not related to Eat Bulaga to be further entertained and maybe learn something else not readily available to shows of that format.

          Like food, one cannot hope to be sustained by junk alone. High sodium chips taste great. Provided you consume those things sparingly. Try consuming those things on a ddaily basis and see where that gets you. I’m always amazed by the number of Pinoys with cable subscriptions who are still glued to to their free channels 24/7. What’s the point of having Discovery Channel et al if you’re gonna be constantly plastered to the free networks anyway?

          So no, I don’t buy that Pinoys do not have any choice. We always have them. We’re just too lazy to do anything to change our sorry lot in life and be content with being victims and have apologists glorifying the “plight of the poor” just to make excuses to our collective apathy on things that directly affect us.

        2. –May I ask you again, how does GRP address that root cause? Is this website really effective in changing the way the majority of us think? Wait, the question is, how many of us actually get the chance to even read this article? Okay, assuming one of the masses takes time to read this, will he understand?

          I’ve already answered this question. Please read my previous comment. And by the way, we do not have the sole responsiblity in effecting change in Philippine society. We do what we do because we feel like doing it. We can only do so much because of our own personal commitments. You should appreciate that there are people like us who, despite our busy lives, still take the time to care enough to try and raise awareness for the real issues.

          It’s so obvious that deep inside you, you know that I have a point but you are just apologising for the majority who are more focused on feel-good shows like Aldub.

          Yes, it would have been better if the millions of Aldub supporters also showed up in rallies against corruption in government. And yes, it would have been nice if they try to make real issues make it to the top trending topic on social networking sites. That way, maybe the Ph public servants will feel shame knowing that people do care and are demanding action. Right now the public servants are happy knowing that majority of Filipinos are preoccupied with shallow shows like Aldub.

          Filipinos cannot rest on their laurels until at least the basic problems in Philippine society have been resolved. Panay relax na lang ang gusto – inuman, party-party. They can relax when the conditions in the country have improved. We should emulate our hard working Asian neighbours instead. You cannot compare people from western nations who watch TV. Their society balance things off with quality content on all forms of media. That’s not something you can say about the Philippine society.

          Having said all that, Filipinos can watch stupid shows as long as they do not become too obsessed with it.

    2. @Empoy

      “Some of those who laud the show for teaching the “right” values are being overly-generous especially since some of the men who host the noon time show still behave inappropriately, in particular, with the way they treat women in reel and real life. Like with most TV shows, people should just take it with a grain of salt and try to avoid taking it too seriously.”

      Read more: What Aldub got right (and wrong) about courtship, love and romance

      We are no match to mainstream media. They can reach a wider audience compared to us. As long as mainstream media is feeding garbage to the majority, our messages will simply fly over people’s heads. Our messages get drowned out by outdated and irrational thinking.

  108. Filipinos are becoming dumb now. ALDUB is a waste of time, waste of energy, waste of everything! Nothing happens but ALDUB all the way in which they are addicted to it. In fact, Filipinos should work for something else than the increasing stupidity being brought. Everything the article stated about dealing with the most important things is a must. ALDUB doesnt give a damn care about traffic, crimes, typhoons, earthquakes, ISIS, China and everything that affects us. It will only lead the country to a downfall. This reminds me of a film SUPER-B. Generation today is shallow. They appreciate stupid things!

  109. I-repost ko lang to :

    kainis lang yang AlDub kadiri na yan. Pinasisikat nyo lang si Alden Richard na walang talent at cgurado papatokin nyan si Maine kasi mga sira ulo kayong sinusuportahan sila. kaloka!!

    si Wally? Si Joey? Si Tito Sen? juicecolored. ginagamit lang kayo. nagpapagamit naman kayo!!

    Overload says :

    Filipinos are becoming dumb now. ALDUB is a waste of time, waste of energy, waste of everything! Nothing happens but ALDUB all the way in which they are addicted to it. In fact, Filipinos should work for something else than the increasing stupidity being brought. Everything the article stated about dealing with the most important things is a must. ALDUB doesnt give a damn care about traffic, crimes, typhoons, earthquakes, ISIS, China and everything that affects us. It will only lead the country to a downfall. This reminds me of a film SUPER-B. Generation today is shallow. They appreciate stupid things!

  110. Sows! Nag aaway away kayo, nagiinsultuhan kayo at nagpapaka henyo kayong lahat dito. At habang ginagawa nyo yan payaman ng payaman ang ABS-CBN and GMA. As if naman may care sila sa mga opinyon nyo, it’s all about the money.

  111. Indeed, what a shallow minded blogger again which I really agree on what other commentors has to say. So sinulat mo ito, Ilda, kaya ikaw talaga ito. It’s obviously your mind has been rattled with the surprise arrival of ALDUB in the scene and you couldn’t look back that since years and years, our culture being Filipinos, isa ka rin dun, are really drawn to entertainment. It is a common understanding, common like basically, if you can think with your own basic part of your brain, most countries do the same. Huwag mong pakadiin ang ALDUB lang please. Dati rati pa may mga teleserye, pelikula, noon time shows na. Huwag mong gawing kumplikado ang pag-iisiip mo para lang makabuo ng blog na nagpamukha sayo na sira ulo mo. Sa ibang bansa, sobra sobra pa ang pagiging fanatic nila, but ahead from the Philippines, respetado itong sektor ng lipunan, dahil ang problema ng Pilipinas na gobyerno, ang gobyerno nila ay seryosong nagtatrabaho ng para sa sangay nila. There is good from being a fanatic. But no good in writing a rotten blog that stikes against a greater number of people. Majority rules. And this won’t earn you good will, but much hate and personal attacks. Should you have thought of this in the first place, but you are insensible so you would rather be a slack. You be careful, you read the nationwide situation, and try to pick the mood why a certain amount of Filipinos have drawn to ALDUB. Don’t set yourself on a mindset which you only agree. You may think these fanatic people are shallow, then you’re just one person walking in a narrow road with no way for you to veer. And the only sign you can see is STOP. There is no worse being an ordinary, you are such. Your blog won’t bring you any higher than that. If the purpose of your blog is to polarize the people, consider yourself served.

    1. “And this won’t earn you good will, but much hate and personal attacks.” LOL, are you often threatening the people who actually bother to think by themselves, like this blogger? Is this your everyday life? I am sure then you will go to church on Sunday and claim to be a Christian. No, I am not a Christian. God save me from religion. I am a Spaniard we already had enough of it, we expelled them from our civil society!

  112. Joining forces to tweet something that is absolutely irrelevant to Filipino’s everyday lives is easy. Anybody can do that, it requires no thinking, no effort, no dilemma or confrontation. Actually, in terms of Twitter trending topics, Philippines is usually well behind even some African countries like Nigeria, and well behind European countries with just 1/50 of the Philippines populations. Unfortunately, I am afraid that Filipinos are not yet prepared to join forces in more difficult, challenging issues, away from a silly -sorry- TV show. It takes civil movements to work in organised ways, to have a culture of solidarity and associationism which promotes self-thinking and self-criticism, a kind of associationism quite beyond the one practised by Iglesia ni Cristo and the likes… When will the country be prepared? I would not give a first estimate until the day I see “self-denial” as a fading trend in the country instead of being the accepted and encouraged norm.

  113. truly a polarizing gamechanger, this sui generis of a love team has been relentless in its ubiquity it just had to seep into my urbanized consciousness…it still would not have dented my walled-in distaste for showbiz (what with celebrity worship, consumerist escapism, subconscious manipulation, intellectual bankruptcy, etc.)had it not been for the pure genius of its origin story…i hardly watch tv but it made me sit up & take notice, if only to serve my artistic & intellectual penchant for true inspiration & genuine spontaneity…i’ve never seen the likes of it before…that “kilig” moment of the magnetic ms. mendoza’s display of emotional honesty on day one of kalyeserye is the metaphorical big bang singularity for the aldub faithful…but there is this nagging quibble that the quality of kalyeserye’s script was somehow compromised by its very nature, that of being jerry-rigged to readily cash in on the groundswell of aldubmania but constricted by its daily programming…of particular note is that the lola nidora character’s preachment of conservative family & courtship values (outdated & dogmatic as some of those are) rang hollow & came across as unctuous & hypocritical in the face of her sociopathic criminal behavior towards the alden richards character (lamentably for all young people to see on national tv), the seriousness of which was not even remotely glossed over…for her to get away with near-murder smacked of irresponsible & lazy writing…even it being a parody with a semblance of artistic license would not cut it…if anything, the show’s creative brains need to have a little more sense of responsibility to observe intellectual rigor in the script i.e. logical coherence & moral consistency in the service of fostering awareness among the viewing public in regard to individual liberty & social justice…if it’s not too much to ask, the cultural juggernaut that is aldub could go beyond confining itself to being a dopamine-laden shot in the arm for mass entertainment by availing of its golden opportunity to help instruct the general public about personal, communal & corporate accountability…entertainment can go hand in hand with education which should not merely fill a pail but light a fire…

  114. @Ilda

    Very clear naman sa akin ang mission mo, yun ay ang ang pagsira sa imahe ng ALDUB.

    Pero para sa aming mga OFW malaking tulong ang mga shows na yan lalo na ang ALDUB, dahil kahit wala kami sa pinas naituturo ng show na yan ang kulturang pinoy at kabutihang asal at higit sa lahat stress reliever namin ang show na yan.

    Ilan na bang EDSA Rev. ang dumaan may nabago ba?Kaming mga OFW ay walang magagawa sa mga problemang binanggit mo. Ganun pa man, malaki ang naitutulong namin sa paglago ng ekonomiya ng bansa. Yung bilyong remittances na pinapadala namin kada taon ay malaking tulong yun sa gobyerno.

    Ang pinagtataka ko lang, ang PBB na walang aral, yung Showtime na walang ginawa kundi twerking at kabalastugan lalo na yung mga panlalait ni Vice Ganda, yan ba yang mga show na yan para sayo may kabuluhan? at Aldub ang napili mong sabihan ng “trashy entertainment”? So meaning trashy din ang article mo kasi ginamit mo ang kasikatan ng Aldub para mapansin ka lang diba? Subukan mong sumulat ng ibang article at wag mong gamitin ang Aldub. Tingnan natin kung may magbabasa.

    Ineng ang baho mo umaalingasaw kahit nandito ako sa ibang bansa.

    Kung gusto mo ng pagbabago simulan mo sa sarili mo.