Fans of Regine Velasquez insist she remains the “Queen” of Philippine song. They cite statistics, ticket sales and fan engagement as “evidence” of her star power. But is popularity, particularly in the Philippine setting, a true measure of excellence?
This notion needs to be challenged. First consider that Regine Velasquez is a profitable asset of a big corporate media business — the vast ABS-CBN Kapamilya enterprise. As a reliable cash cow (in more ways than one), Regine Velasquez Inc enjoys a well-funded support operation that promotes and keeps her social media profile at the top of its game. This is not to mention the promotion and marketing empire ABS-CBN employ to keep her fans hooked the old-fashioned way.
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Like those of any other major celebrity, “Team Regine Velasquez” is a huge and highly-organised fan base. They are practically a religious cult in both form and hierarchy with their own scripture, priests and priestesses, and canon law which, acting in concert, issue the latest “official hashtag” and taglines that the flock then tweets, retweets, quotes, and subquotes en masse until the next “official” set of digital artefacts are announced.
Indeed, if journalism “thought leaders” like Maria Ressa and her Rapplerettes are frightened of the partisan “troll armies” they keep screeching about, they are shrieking up the wrong tree. The Gestapo-like fantards of Philippine showbiz are the bigger concern. They are usually a benign force that pander to their starstruck ignoramus adherents on most days. But when mobilised to political ends and concripted to goose step to the tune of one or another politician’s or party election winning machine, they could subvert an entire electorate with a power that could humble even Mark Zuckerberg.
Indeed, the current Opposition led by the Liberal Party (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) have recognised this power and are now invoking the Kraken. No less than Philippine “vice president” Leni Robredo herself has called on these Philippine showbiz celebrities to rally around the Yellowtard cause.
“I’m inspired that there are celebrities who have the courage,” Robredo said in Filipino. “It’s not easy for those who find the courage to speak up because they’re vulnerable to attack. These people are brave for saying what’s on their mind.”
Perhaps, “inspired” in much the same way Filipino showbiz fantards are inspired by even the most brain-dead pronouncements of their favourite movie star or “Songbird”, Robredo, to be fair, mirrors the sad quality of the Filipino Vote.
It has long been recognised that showbiz has been the death of intelligent political discourse in the Philippines. Isagani Cruz for his part wrote on the state of the Philippine entertainment industry in an Inquirer editorial dated the 16th June 2006:
Benjamin Franklin said that if the people misuse their suffrages, the remedy is not to withdraw the precious privilege from them but to teach them in its proper use. The entertainment industry, which has the most available access to the [Filipino] people through the movies, television, radio and the tabloids, is instead purposely miseducating them.
The Philippine entertainment industry is not only a vast wasteland, as television has been described in America, but a vicious instrument for the abatement of the nation’s intelligence. The shows it offers for the supposed recreation of the people are generally vulgar and smutty, usually with some little moral lesson inserted to make them look respectable, but offensive nonetheless. On the whole, they are obnoxious and unwholesome and deserve to be trashed.
No thanks to media conglomerates like ABS-CBN that possess enormous and powerful marketing machines that allow them to sell mediocre crap to a Third World audience hungry for an escape from their wretched existence, there will always be mediocre Filipino entertainers who make hundreds of millions of pesos delivering a scream rather than a song.
Hope lies in an intelligent citizenry and that hope can be realised if Filipinos are cured of their addiction to showbiz opiates like Regine Velasquez and other such “stars” who merely sing other people’s songs and sing them badly to add insult to the routine insult they contribute to the Philippine arts.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.
113 Replies to “Regine Velasquez is “Queen of Song” in a country of low standards”
The PH local press and showbiz industry are a gang of cruel faggots. PH entertainment and journalism itself are not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits — a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.
We feel sorry for Regina “Regine” Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez Alcasid. She has been doing that since time immemorial.
It can never be denied that politics and showbiz are intertwined wherein entertainers now aspire for public office and politicians play the role of messiahs to get votes every election day. These entertainers are used by trapos to entice voters in order to hide their dismal performance. Star power is political power.
“Journalism” and “Show business entertainment”, a match made in hell considering how in-bed both are with each other, doesn’t help when cults of personalities can clash with each other, if it isn’t religion, it can be a certain political ideology or a celebrity cult, it’s pretty sad when critical thinking is out of the window and you’ll whatever this “Queen” says seriously, like ignorantly spouting garbage insight on foreign policy.
pinahawak lang ng microphone akala na may saysay ang sinasabi.
The fake VP , Lugaw Robredo, is an imbecile, who happened to be in politics, used as a political puppet of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis. The ABS CBN network is the propaganda machine of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis. Entertainers are used in politics. Actors, Actresses, Show Biz personalities who are nearly “brain dead” are elected in public offices.
This is how stupid the Filipinos electorate are…they dumb us all down; so that they can always scam us of our taxpayers’ money and our votes. They get away with their thieveries, murders, scams and other crimes. Then, we vote for them again and again. If not, they use the COMELEC and the SMARTSWITIK machine , to vote for us. Even the dead rise up in election day to vote and elect them. While the former COMELEC Chief Andres Bautista, get his loots of bribe money; take refuge in the good old U.S.A. and enjoy a rich and famous (or infamous?) life.
Crime pays in the Philippines, especially , if you are a politician or cheat in elections !
Wow ang gagaling magcomment ng mga wala ring achievements. Pati kapwa at bansa nyo nilalait nyo. Ano tawag sa inyo- mga ingleserong malansa pa sa isda?
You hate your own people and your own country then what does that make you?
You all claim to care for your country and yet you hate it, e di mga ulol din kayo. May mga masabi lang, mga ipokrito, talinu talinuhan pwe!
Either you are missing the point or you’re just TROLLING.
I believe it’s the latter. Mema ka lang/
How do you know we have no achievements ?
now look who’s talking BI-LINGUAL here
while raining fire and brimstone on people who choose to convey their thoughts
by employing a language of international renown, the English language.
and you label us … hypocrites ?
Jose Rizal himself was proficient in communicating thru different foreign languages
in case you were absent during Rizal Course studies back in college.
Noli Mi Tangere . . . El Filibusterismo . . . Mi Ultimo Adios
majestic pieces of literature excellently written in “lingua franca” Spanish language of that period.
feel free to express your ideas on other forums handled by DISCUSS
these blogsites are replete with mundane Tagalog trashtalk that stink to high heavens
supplanted with juvenile graphics attachments that reflect the state of mind of its authors.
i’m quite certain that you will feel right smack in your element.
pa english english ka din naman. So Daig mo din malansang isda?
So what if ph has the lowest standards? Yung totoo, you think anyone can do anything to raise this standard over night? While you are all furious about your nation’s current standard might as well be reminded that it is your roots and kahit magpakasusyal kayo yan pa rin ang kinabibilangan nyo. You can only dream to wake up in someone else’s womb and be reborn in another country, and even if it comes true if you still wake up with the same mind set, wala rin. Mga wala pa rin kayong kabibilangan kasi nga mga pretensyoso kayo, walang sasapat na bansa sa mga taong iniaasa sa ibang tao ang ikagaganda ng paligid nya. Mga ulol?
Hindi mo binasa ang article bata. Kaya nagmumkhang ulol ka tuloy.
You’re proving the author right on your senseless rants, son.
Hate to break it to ya kid, but we are talking about Regine Velasquez’ stupidity on trying to be involved in politics. And here you are spitting stupid shit w/o looking at yourself.
My advice, fam: take your showbiz mindset to somewhere else.
No wonder Mariah Carey called her a “brown monkey”. But unfortunately she forgot to say that Ms. Regine is also an idiot. 😀
Ingit ka lang, YellowTard…aso ni Aquino…Tuta ng Aquino Cojuangco political axis, 1986 EDSA Fake History supporter. We are the true patriots, GRP Bloggers. We are concerned for our country. We support true and sincere leadersship good leader.s
Some of us may be over achievers. That is the reason , some of us are abroad; foreign students, OFWs, foreign resident workers, etc…we pay our taxes…that is why we are concerned !
#1 The Philippines has low standards when it comes to many, many things. food, law enforcement, discipline, mass media to name a few.
#2 You wouldn’t know it by looking at the typical FIlipino. Yabang is usually reserved for the accomplished , world famous people. Yet pinoys are yabang. Pinoys will even brag about a pinay caregiver winning in a TV show they do not even watch . https://www.getrealphilippines.com/2014/01/i-will-not-congratulate-rose-fontanes/
#3 One only need to spend 1 hour sampling local mass media: TV, radio, commercials, movies to realize that low standards of this country is just scratching the surface. It is probably worse than that.
#4 since epal and daya and singit are essentially pinoy traits, pinoys rarely experience fair competition locally. When they go abroad ( like the Olympics) they rarely belong. One medal in 20 years and pinoys rejoice!!! Low standards.
#5 Low standards got Noynoy elected in 2010. No one cared he had zero accomplishments in 50 years on Earth.
I could go on but there is too much evidence that the pinoy wallows in low standards. You know why? Because that is what people will respond to. You will attract more pinoys being baduy than being either intellectual or dignified.
missed taking your METHdication today, eh Raul ?
Why are you even resorting to ad hominem? I’m really surprised that ad hominem or attacking the person instead of the argument or issue is still allowed in this website.
“delivering a scream rather than a song”
-RegineVelasquez’ patented musical trademark
And that’s why she’d won the grand finals on Tanghalan ng Kampeon in 1984. I wonder how the judges of that time gave a highest score to her than her opponents.
the panel of judges at TNK 84 were all tone deaf
their eardrums busted to smithereens by Regine’s sonic boom vocal renditions. 🙂
I would be more impressed with this author if he gives justice to Locsin’s statements instead, rather than insult someone he considers below his IQ level. The truly intelligent people DO NOT NEED to insult- it is unnecessary! They clarify things and give fair judgments! But obviously the author hates the fact that some simple minded can be more credible than he who speaks fluently yet no one believes.
Why dont you write an article about the reasons why the president would rather endorse Freddie Aguilar. Give it your deepest thoughts and convince us?!
Regine is just a singer an ordinary person just trying to air what she feels. Kung nagbabayad kayo ng tax, malamang yung tax nya di nyo kayang kitain.karapatan nya yun.
Regarding your fellow pinoys, wag masyado mag mataas. Kaya ka hanggang sa ganyan lang nagsusulat kasi di ka kilala, and alam mo na siguro kung bakit, kasi nega ka. Try to be constructive.
Stop spreading hate!
You’re missing the point, son. The author is already constructive while you’re just wasting your time shilling. In other word, you go EMO since you didn’t have the brains to make up a good argument.
ZizouFan, coming from you- not making a point- just keeping trail on my comments why dont you nake sense and say something taht maybe a life changing?? Youre like a broken CD with a broken grammar. Make your own conclusion. You can do better than a parrot repeating words. May pa “son” ka pa e bastos ka naman!?
Nagmamature maturan wala ka namang sinabing naiba?
Clearly you read the article but didnt understand, and why am I not surprised you didnt get where I’m coming from?
You dont see how the author points how stupid his country men are? You agreed and that just made both of you fools! You hate the country that molded you to be who you are and hope it could be something better! When will you accept you are your nation and your nation is you? Ofcourse, you wont get it. You want to be something youre not! Why else do you want your country to be something its not? You will die hoping your country and so your life to be much better and will never see its beauty. Kasi nga parepareho kayong mga ilusyunado. Mga HANGAL???
And you’re also keep on parroting your own words. Clearly, you never read the whole article and I understand it, while you just went on here going FULL EMO w/o any ounce of understanding. That alone tells me that you have no idea about how dysfunctional our culture was and you love to play that “you guys hate your country? MGA HANGAL” card. Thanks for proving the author’s point because you keep on defending our dysfunctional culture. What can I expect from utak showbiz KSP people like yourself?
And please, using emojis doesn’t represent intelligence. Pay at the netshop for once, Einstoned.
Nah, you just love grasping at straws, kid. You literally have no idea what you’re talking about.
Look, when someone tries to educate Filipinos, they will just treat it as an insult to their intelligence. Like your senseless rants, for example. In fact, you’re just screeching on your echo chamber. Typical Peenoise.
Kung sino dito ang HANGAL sa discussion na ito ay yung mga pinagtatanggol si Regine sa katangahan niya.
I don’t mind celebrities voicing their opinion about politics and other issues outside of their skill set. What I do mind is their opinion being given more weight just because they are celebrities.
Pero wala, she’s sharing false info. You butthurt Regine fans should stick to the issues and use facts in your arguments rather than the nonsense you spitting on our faces.
Zoufanchoi you mean “is” not “was”, and you talk about dysfunctional? Emogi is sooo much better than a broken grammar really.
Mancity thinks this article is educating people while it describes regine fan as a a well funded cult- you guys think like freshemen college! You exaggerate too much!
Phenomenal went as far as talking about “outside ones skill set”? Seriously? One needs special skills to air her views? Whats so false about ones opinion regarding people destroying nature? Duterte is now in China do you idiots read news? China sent hundreds of ships within our territory, the President brought this issue of sovereignty to Chinas President and tahasan lang naman he refuses to honor our claims. Airing ones opinion about the giant clams is just too minute of the whole issue and here you are giving a fight over a petty argument. You hated her for feeling bad about whats going on. Im sure our President is feeling tye same. Why else would he bring that issue of sovereignty to China if he didnt feel the same!? Yet you idiots blame your own kind, your own culture and call it dysfunctional.
China is industrious and if anyone needs education sila yun at kayong mga bobong di nagiisip.
@Raul: Now you’re acting like a grammar nazi. And still, emojis aren’t any better.
Anyhow, if you want news, don’t go to the likes of ABS-CBN, Rappler, Inquirer or any Yellow media outlet since the love to spin things.
Typical Peenoise shilling. Clinging on your false nationalism and stuff. You guys still never learn.
Zousuong TH it seems the President just betrayed your expectations,whats new?
I dont follow Mocha or TP or that fag whod piss while chatting online.
Obviously you dont know the current news, then its pointless to argue with you further.
I bet youll search the papers or youtube and as far as searching the networks you so hated, prove your idiocy and desperately redeem yourself. Too late, you fumble your keyboard way faster than you can try to think. Fact remains- President Duterte brought the issue of sovereignty and mutual respect to china but the latter refused. Like I said, if theres anyone needing further education, China yun at kayong mga HANGAL.
You’re missing the point. More like you love making shit up. What else is new?
So you fully admit that you followed Yellow corporate media like ABS-CBN, Rappler and Inquirer. Obviously your source is coming from shady companies and you’re not making any argument but pure TROLLING in a sense.
I don’t know what facts are you talking about; more like FEELINGS than anything else. And still, you’re defending Regine Velasquez’ idiocy upon bringing up the issue that even the latter issued an apology. If there’s anyone needing further education, it Sinophobes like you, meaning HANGAL.
Zousuong sousuo your argument just stopped where you said you knew nothing about the latest news.
They say what you dont know wont hurt you, then Im leaving it here..
You know that whatever you say from here on only adds up to how stupid you just made yourself, but if you insist- go ahead hit the rock bottom. Byebye
Not exactly. That’s because you’re clueless about the fact that even the mainstream media is utterly biased against this government. So I look for alternative sources instead.
Anyhow, that also can be said about you. You made yourself look stupid in the first place accusing this article as ‘hating your own country’ w/o ever even reading it that you prefer to REACT instead. Oh yeah, you already hit rock bottom when you first stepped into this page with you whiteknighting Regine and her idiocy, along with your blatant trolling and attention whoring. Sorry, there is no goodbye because you never owned this site. Period.
More like YOU are so out of control. Since you can’t even make a coherent argument, all you do right now is ad hominem and heckling. Typical Pinoy disorder, I tell you.
Choosing between improving the vote/voter while keeping the access to literacy “a fair competition” —where resources are supposedly limited…
What kind of a f____ choice is that?
Wow, a lot of great thinkers! God’s gift to Ph!
President Du30 is now in China bringing issues about sovereighty. He’s mostlikely sharing the same bad feelings about this issue with Regine. Its pretty normal for anyone to feel violated when someone invades and mess up within his property. This fact just made this articke as idiotic as the one who agreed below. Sayang effort nyo to malign. Im sure hanap ng lusot ang mga HANGAL
Lies. I don’t know what are your news sources are but if it’s from ABS-CBN, you’re already maligning in the first place since like Regine, you’re also spreading what we call DISINFORMATION.
You’re still grasping on straws, fam.
This Raul Hermosura guy is a typical Filipino, react agad without reading “completely” the article. I, myself, don’t have a lot of patience and sometimes jump from one paragraph to another if the article is too long but I see this article really spot on. There’s a fine line between commenting and playing “mr/ms know it all” or mema. Regine lands on the 2nd and that is really an idiot thing. I don’t want to engage in trolling with Raul and I don’t want to level myself to his ranting.
Reyray read WHOCARES down there. Congratulate him and especially yourself for being so special- never a typical pinoy- someone whod rather hate those who find China invasive ang chose to criticize his nations culture for speaking up. BUNCH OF IDIOTS PRETENDING TO KNOW BETTER. PWE…
When someone criticizes their fellow Pinoys, they call it ‘someone whod rather hate those who find China invasive ang chose to criticize his nations culture for speaking up’ and all that BS.
You call us idiots, eh? News flash, son, that term is more fitting on the people in this discussion rather than the people they’re talking against. And yes, Regine is still a stupid idiot and you’re actualy being one due to your pretentious whiteknighting.
I never thought spreading DISINFORMATION is considered as ‘speaking up.’
Typical Yellowtards and their false nationalism mixed with Sinophobia bullshit. Pwe…
Hello guys. I’m a Canadian living wlith a great Filipina since 11 years now. She very like watching Eat Bulaga so I sometimes see this show on streaming. I now see this show since 11 years. In my opinion this show alone is enough to make about any western xenophobic. It makes the Filipino culture look so damn bad. So retarded, mediocr, backward, simplistic, chaotic, cheezy etc etc. I’m sure we all do cheesy things but the level of cheesyness of this show exceeds the human imagination. I imagine a group of trolls around a table looking for a concept of television show and one of them screams: LET’S MAKE A SHOW THAT IS SO FUCKING BAD THAT NOBODY WILL WANT TO WATCH IT!!! NOT EVEN THE IDIOTS!! And here’s the result : Eat Bulaga! It never happened that the producers questioned themselves about the quality of this thing? The bunch of hosts are just sit there on their high social status telling stupidities and talk for nothing. I recently saw the boss playing on his cellphone or chatting with someone right in the middle of the show. Nobody had the guts to tell him that it’s not very polite to do this on tv. By the way all these 4 or 6 hosts look so fed up of their jobs. They know everybody loves them so they feel they can say anything they want. They speak nonchalantly. The guy on the sound effect keyboard is probably schizophrenic. He’s using the exacts same goddamn sound effects since decades: the fucking squirrel laugh! I’m sure they hired this jerk just to piss off people who are not Filipino . I don’t understand how people can possibly watch and like this show. Am I crazy or they want to keep Filipinos docile and ignorant? Why nothing gets better?
WHO CARES, you didnt realize, since your saying your wife watches eat bulaga, youre simply telling the whole world how IDIOT YOUR WIFE is!?
Please think before you say anything.
I do not get upset whenever an IDIOT says anything. In fact I enjoy how you just made a fool of yourself. You expect to understand a culture after being with a pinay for just 11yrs, and you think its POLITE to insult her roots?
IDIOTS always contradicts their own words and thoughts. Clearly youre not aware, and so now you are..
When someone points out how dysfunctional our culture, someone will take it as ‘insulting his/her roots’.
Typical Peenoise mindset, right there.
Lost count how many times you had to use “dysfunctional” for the word culture.
Thats how many times you proved your thoughts to be broken and ridiculously funny.
Please, next time you play mature and superior, be very careful. I can be forgiving you know. Im just not sure how others can take this.
Perhaps YOUR thoughts are ridiculous and funny, along with your too much uses of emojis…
Oh yeah, you’re gonna pretend that there is no such thing as ‘dysfunctional culture’? News flash: it exists. And the Philippines is no exception. That’s reality check. You just failed to see it so you’re gonna play the pretender.
Next time, don’t be mad when someone is pointing on your ignorance. That’s Yellowtard thinking right there.
Zousou I hate to be the one to lecture you on this, but just so you know, its the dysfuction in an organizational culture that probably been meaning to say. Sad to say the organizational culture is very very different from the culture were arguing. Do I need to elaborate? If you work in a corporation or any organization you will know???
But if you insist e di sige?????
As always, you just to twist words to further your attention whoring. Typical.
We are arguing about the dysfunctional culture here in our country and you still don’t get it. And your analogy of a corporation or an organization is an utter fail just to divert the issue for your trolling tendencies.
Try again, kid.
Wow… just wow… ipilit talaga????
Yoko na… ???
Getting real??yeah byeeee
Yep, that’s it. Thanks for exposing yourself, son.
TBH, you are discussing PEOPLE than IDEAS. We did the latter. And we always do.
You still don’t get it. Using emojis is also the epitome of low standards. So does your comments.
You’re just wasting your time here.
You discuss IDEAS more than people? Talaga ba?
Kindly check the title and the comments especially yours and tell me your not contradicting what you just said.
You having said that is utterly betraying the author and your stupid self including your gang of cruel whores.?
Not only youre a parrot repeating words, youre pretentious, consistently inconsistent, and worse delusional feeling so much more than what you are.
Shove it your a** – that “talking about ideas rather than people.
Think before you say anything. Read all your replies so you know. Its not an attack its an advice. Lastly (i promise)before you try to sound smart, double check your thoughts kahit wag na yung grammar. ?
P.s. Dont worry about me exposing myself. If its only for a bunch of idiots, its rather a pleasure.
Why don’t you check your comments instead? Because in the first place, you come here and accuse people of hating their own country and their countrymen w/o EVER reading the article itself. And you try to describe this article as “country-hating piece” or an “antinationalist piece”. That’s not the case.
What you’re actually doing is defending the Filipino dysfunctional culture and the stupidity of one’s celebrity upon trying to be a “thought leader”. And you try to inject your false nationalism just to make yourself feel good. So you are doing the same being pretentious, consistently inconsistent, and worse delusional feeling so much more than what you are. I’m using your own words here.
So yeah, you love to discuss PEOPLE instead. All I see here is all crap and no substance. So you waste your time shilling. BTW, attention whores are much cruel than you ever think of. Try again, jackass.
Also, I already checked the title and the comments of this article. In case you don’t notice, it highlights more of Regine’s idiocy and spreading FALSE INFO about an issue and you, of all people, you come in a dubious effort to whiteknight her and accuse everyone here of hating your country and countrymen when this is not the case.
You just love to twist everything just to fit your own narrative. Thanks for exposing yourself that you are an actual idiot.
“doing the same”? Now you wish to share the guilt for your idiocy?
I wasnt the one who just said “we talk about ideas not people” while the title talks harsh about a singer and filipinos in GENERAL and you idiots respond assassinating the people of your country.
Is it an accusation when clearly this article and you people are berating your own country? Playing dumb are you?Dysfunctional is used for organizational org not for a national culture in general. How can a culture be dysfunctional if its a result of combined foreign cultures and events. There s no such thing as a standard culture, each is unique taking its coarse towards development in its own time. Thus you cannot apply dysfuction to a culture, unlike an organizational culture that can be subject to laws and standards.This proves how idiot you are and do I need to accuse you? Does berating a singer and its people change anything?
This article, you and the likes of you is partly funny, disgusting and aweful. You sounded youre old and i feel sorry for you keeping that mentality at your age. Its rather sad than annoying, and yes somewhat funny. Wala nang pinagkatandaan wala pang natutunan?
Lies. Clearly, you are a simpleton. You consider this article as “trash talking” while more like highlighting the stupidity of Regine and her fans. You just love grasping on straws for your OWN idiocy.
Yes, because to simpletons like you, you treat this as berating as ‘berating your own country’. On the other hand, it’s not. When we speak of dysfunctional culture is where our thinking and practices, and mentalities, can be dysfunctional. So it can apply as well. And it affects our society. This also proves how much of a simpleton you are. And speaking of berating, it works on either way or both. In case you don’t notice, smart people berate Regine for spreading FALSE INFO and you tolerate as such? So it’s totally bad that we should never berate people for doing something wrong and let’s pretend nothing happened? What kind of mentality is that?
Lies. You just love grasping on straws just to make you feel better. If you want to keep defending our dysfunctional culture and society and you think it’s a good thing, then be my guest. This country will remain a basketcase because of people like you. Perhaps people who changed their countries for the better, to you, are considered as funny, disgusting, and awful, right? Look at Mahathir and Lee Kuan Yew.
Zisousou count how many times i mentioned her name versus the times you did mention her? Am I really defending her or youre reaction is just too overrated and exaggerated to almost like wanting to cruzify her for a simple statement? You all act like a service dogs to the government, barking at just anyone who says anything against it.
This article reduces her into a trash- of no value, and berates our culture to a little over zero. These statements are idiotic- its worse than fake news- badly done.
You agree to all these bullshits? If so then clearly youre an idiot!
When Duterte won election we all agree pinoys can finally vote, but then after Regine just made a comment regarding locsins tweets, suddenly pinoy in majority needs to be cured of its addiction to showbiz for it can jeopardize the election?
Believing this article that contradicts itself is nothing short of admitting even you are all gullible and easy to convince. I could disagree a thousand times more.
In a live debate this stupid author wont stand a chance. His piece is merely a blow to the wind-nonsensical. He should write whimsical stories..
But then again you so love this guy so ill leave you with your fantasies.?
Because THIS article is about Regine and you accuse everyone here as ‘they berate a singer and their own countrymen in general’. And Regine’s statement is not a simple one: it’s FALSE INFO she is spreading. So yeah, I still stand by my statement that you are whiteknighting her. Come on, she’s a celebrity.
Lies. This article berates our DYSFUNCTIONAL culture on the Filipino’s obsession to celebrities that they will believe EVERYTHING a celebrity would say. Here statements through her tweets are plainly idiotic since it’s DISINFORMATION. You agree to the mess that she created? If so, then you are clearly an idiot as well. Heck, even Lea Salonga is smarter than her.
Simple: because celebrities have influence. People look on them.
And so does your comments and we still disagree to your thousand nonsensical rants. You and your fellow Yellowtards are also gullible and easy to convince every time someone ‘speaking up’ even if it’s disinformation or stupid statements.
In a live debate, the author won’t stand a chance… because of stupid people like you. Instead of making a coherent argument, you will just beat him up with personal attacks because you don’t care about a good discussion. ‘Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.’ That’s a George Carlin quote right there.
But then again, all I care is a discussion while you just love to SPAM in this page, along with your own delusions
I almost liked your last argument but you obviously faltered and failed big time on this one and you know it. Its your lamest so far. Which led me to finality- it will take you time to pick up the pieces of your broken brain after that misuse of word. Now, youre adding the word disinformation to your vocabulary without ever knowing what it means and so fail to use it for the right context. Commenting on a tweet made by an official a spread of disinformation?You are so broken.?
Get real, we beg to differ it says.?
The author fails to get real by berating the people in general that puts the current President in position, and by comparing these voters to a mindless kraken- its a statement that only the idiots would buy- a lie way over the top- that which you so admire as if its the best article youve ever read in your entire life. Summoning the intelligent voters that which can be the only hope to cure publics addiction to showbiz?
A good article echoes clean sheer honesty in all its corners. This author, no wonder gets less 500followers which i pressume share the same pleasure of delusions, lies, exaggerations and worse make believe.
Getting real is a good start but surely is not easy for the pretentious idiots such as you to ever make the slightest difference. Fix your last comment, you just embarassed yourself.
You love to twist my words, kid. Regine’s tweet is a spread of disinformation. In other words, she clearly had no idea what she is talking about. You are just so broken just like Regine that you’re even too lazy to look for it.
Actually, this is just a good article. You’re just butthurt that you let your EMOTIONS get the better of you. Worse is that you’re only good at assumptions and nothing else.
And if you think dysfunctional thinking is a sign of getting real then you need to seek help. Furthermore, you already embarrassed yourself in the first place. The usage of emojis simply states that you’re not really serious in our discussion. Fix all of your comments first because all you do is REACT. Nothing else.
The drought must have drained the last drop of your brain juice. Your attempt to redeem yourself unfortunately is unforgivably cringeworthy, and so to save you from further embarassment I will not prolong your agony, and now only wish for your dead brain a rest in peace.
Leah Salongas sudden coming to picture just proved your attempt to deviate for youve clearly ran out of lame reasoning and excuses. Youve completely ran away from the point in a hope to find refuge somewhere- Your brain is everywhere.
Youre a hopeless case and theres nothing you will say from here on that will be worthy of responce. RIP ?
Like most of your comments are cringeworthy? Yes, attention seeking cringe. This is TROLLING 101. And you barely succeeded.
Because Lea is smarter and Regine is an idiot? Please try to think outside of the box and being narrow-minded is another form of lame reasoning.
Says a lot about you. You’re already a hopeless case in the first place do to your Peenoise shilling and false nationalism bullshit. Perhaps a lot of people here tried to stay away from you since you’re just here for trolling and attention whoring. The usage of emojis is a proof that you’re not really serious in making a discussion. Ever. So why bother?
When someone tries to call out the stupidity of other people, they will call it as “berating a (insert person here) and your country”.
False nationalism is a sign of dysfunctional culture.
Reading this exchange reminds me of the popular saying:
Never argue with idiots. They’ll drag you down to their level and beat you there.
I know, right? There are people who accuse someone who disagree with being idiots w/o ever realizing that they are idiots themselves.
Ah, I just realised you quoted that halfway down … didn’t read the whole thing 🙂
Because you didnt read their comments, let me remind you that, that person youre defending considers people using emoji -idiotic. Check that imoji you just used there, and welcome to the club ahaha?
By the way what you just shared is so profound and life changing, im in shock?
Raul: let me remind you that you’re an idiot.
I’m not defending anyone as such. I’m just appalled at the pitiful content of the debate here, which has no discernible flow of logic. I can’t even figure out what you’re arguing about.
And mas malala ang sapak nito?
Jumping from one article to another looking for debates. Saw your comments. Playing Nostradamus or shall we say madam auring forseeing the ph fate.
I will not waste my time with you.
Ikaw na yung pinakabaliw dito e? pwe?
Try READING THE NEWS instead of arguing about celebrities. You might actually learn something. None of the stuff I posted is secret. It’s common knowledge – or at least it is if you know how to read a few foreign languages.
Damn, you guys are going to have the shock of your lives, and as usual, everyone will be laughing at you.
Naahh i got better things to do than worry myself about the things youve been sniffing.
Why dont you go to China instead and save yourself from all thats obviously been bothering you? You sounded like its going to be the end of the world and youll be one of the few to survive for having a so advanced thinking.
You think you can scare everyone with your assuptions. Go spread the news to the fearful ones if that makes you feel better, but spare me.
Why dont you try a political career? You sound so engrossed with these issues. Theres not much you can contribute by merely going around and spitting the bad news???
People like you got that kind of energy, seriously..
You know, you need to take marius’ advice if you want to make yourself look relevant.
*sigh* you and your blatant Sinophobia. Again, you accuse everyone here who disagree with you being an idiot while you act like one.
Look who’s talking. You’re the one who is making assumptions here. You called this article as “berating a singer and Filipinos in general” kind of crap. THAT, son, is an assumption.
So are you telling us to be apathetic? Typical. Clearly you’re just here to meddle and seek attention. BTW, you’re also telling us to be idiots like Regine of spreading FALSE INFO just like in her tweets, and call that “speaking up”. Shallow-minded, aren’t we?
Zizou thats how you interpret statements not meant for you then be it.
Im so done with you. This exchange has nothing whatsoever to do with what we argued.. obsessed ka na sakin? Get a life?
If someone should get a life here, it’s you. Because you started this whole mess in the first place. You’re the one who is obsessed due to your blatant trolling and attention whoring, as if you owned this site. Typical.
Youre so obsessed with me.. Did I excite you? You wont leave me alone??
Incase you didnt notice its on my comments where you kept reacting. Im done with you- tapos na tayo. Yoko na sayo?
Nope, more like YOU are obsessed since all you seek is attention whoring. You can leave this site all you want. It’s your fault to begin with.
All I seek is discussion. Not obsession. As always, you’re not always serious so you resort to using emojis. Typical Peenoise.
Yoko na nga sayo. Youre so obssessed with me. Clearly youre begging for my attention.?
Ehem, it’s YOU who are begging for attention, not me. BTW, one-liners aren’t allowed. They can be deleted at a minute’s notice.
BTW, it’s all your fault who started this whole mess. Instead of meddling, WHY DON’T YOU GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE? You said “Yoko na nga sayo. Youre so obssessed with me.” As if you owned this site…
Like who cares if it gets deleted? Your obssession is now alarming. Pls dont cry?
More like YOU are the one who is crying because there are people who are calling out your bullshit, and you totally got butthurt with it. You’re also obsessed trying to be relevant in this site. You just don’t want to get out as if you try to own it. Not a chance.
You cant get enough of me you cant contain your giggle ahahaha??? you are so out of control. You are showing a disorder. OMG???
Disorder originated from Pinoy dysfunctional culture is what the likes of Raul Hermosura are representing here. In other words, you are what is wrong with our society and country. Of course you would deny that so you keep coming back just for the fun of it. Pathetic.
Machchaser, Zizuosou needs hug, go hug eachother you both need that?
What kind of faggotry is this? You’re just inviting MORE trouble since you start SPAMMING this page. Instead, perhaps you need to hug your fellow Yellow whiteknights instead since you got a paycheck.
And why cant you both ignore it??
Whatever that trouble youve been both meaning, you both inflicted that upon yourselves. ???
Its my comment where you both kept reacting and kept coming back like addicts. And yes machaser you are beginninh to sound like a fag???
You are ALREADY a fag in the first place when you accuse this article being a “berating a singer and Filipinos in general” and other baseless assumptions when you can’t even admit that you are whiteknighting Regine Velasquez and her stupidity on Twitter. Of course, you love to ignore that and pretend that it never happened.
Oh yeah, you said things like “Yoko na sa iyo” bullshit yet you keep on coming back here. You’re trying to tell us that you are the owner of this blog and you can do whatever you want? Oh please…
BTW, what’s so bad of calling out your bullshit and ignorance about this topic? All I hear is the same “you hate your own country and your own people” bullshit. Yellowtards play that card all the time. And you did the same. Trust me, I encountered such people.
Ahhh so machaser you just want debate? Sorry im not in the mood. If im just to debate with one of the same wavelength as with the last then spare me.?
You all use the same lines like you wear the same parrot feathers.?
Just go hug zizouzuo or might as well make your own thread and invite him? Go F yourself???
More like YOU don’t want to since for the likes of you, the only way to win in a debate is to PERSONALLY ATTACK the one who you would want to debate. That’s some typical Peenoise thinking and it seems you’re good at it. That’s why no one here is taking you seriously. When we talk about wavelengths, you’re referring to your fellow idiot whiteknights.
And the “you berate a singer and your fellow Filipinos in general” is not parroting? Please, you’re also doing the same thing. Except the fact that you’re onion-skinned (balat-sibuyas).
BTW, go back and hug your fellow Yellowtard hacks since you got your paycheck. You go FUCK yourself.
Now I got two fags obssessing…
You are boring…
Like your idiocy-ridden, whiteknighting, mixed with false nationalism, dysfunctional comments?
You’re a fag who’s obsessing on this site. Too cowardly to make a discussion so he resorts to childish games.
China exports drugs, US bears high suicide cases, Africa is starving, India is over populated, and so on and so forth..
There is no perfect society- everywhere everyone demands something. You are one of those whove been wasting their lives dreaming and feeling entitled to so many things as if the world owes them.
You may think your article offends me and thats why i kept commenting here- youre wrong. Everyone is gifted with something. Use that gift of obvservation and expression. You maybe looking at the wrong direction. I am sorry to say it is stupid.
Fast and deep understanding is the most common traits of the truly intelligent people. It does not require academic excellence, infact it is common to the elders whove gained wisdom through the years and to some exceptional youngsters who at the earlier stage of life learned to understand how things turn out differently in their own time, learned patience, respect, kindness and many subtleties.
The world is merely as ugly as how you can see- it is in the eye of the beholder.
Dot give me that EMO card- i can slap you in the face if needed- to wake you up.
This article is nothing but exaggerations after exaggerations overcoated with words to make it sound credible, and you feel it is on point?
You guys are so losing the ability to observe that you rely on whats fed to you. An infant feeding another infant with junk foods.
Nice long yet nonsensical rant you got there. And yes, you went FULL EMO on this one.
There is no perfect society, yes. But these countries have a better economic systems and better form of governments about the countries you’ve mentioned (except Africa).
And again, son, you love making shit up. You’re exaggerating when you’re whiteknighting Regine in the first place. Try again.
You are so unhappy and full of discontent, daydreaming and wishing you belonged to a different culture. You kept saying son when you sound like the toddler. You got nothing but criticisms. Clearly youre one bored individual who havent found the soul for anything. You are so merged with negativity.
I bet youre never good at whatever you do in life
Happy people are productive, generous, positive, encouraging and constructive- you are none of that. You dare insult your people like youre so much better than the majority- feeling superior. In truth, your negativity reflects that huge void in you, youll never fill till your last day. You just cant hide that ugly persona and just like the author, youre of the same feather.
Unfortunately, you’re now resorting to assumptions since you can’t even make up a good argument.
You call it being unhappy and full of discontent, I call your thinking as dysfunctional. You just want to make yourselves feel good. In truth, you’re delusional if think that everything is ok and you call it a ‘positivity’ w/o ever looking what is wrong. And I’m laughing my ass off when you said this:
Being happy is more personal. But pretending to be happy, believing that ‘everything is good’ and ‘what could possibly go wrong’ is much more dangerous. What we call is being delusional.
You’re so happy that you just love grasping on straws. Try again, son.
So spreading DISINFORMATION like what Regine did is a sign of being happy people – being productive, generous, positive, encouraging and constructive?
Please, what you’re spreading is STUPIDITY. And it’s not even positive. Ever.
believing that ‘everything is good’ and ‘what could possibly go wrong’ is much more dangerous
My Goaad. Ano yaann?ahaha
That misuse of word hits you and your brain just scattered, that you cant pick up the pieces to come up with a decent thought?!
You are so done..
Cant see you embarass yourself some more.
Oh and you mean yourself, not “yourselves”. Get your self checked, and chill??
Misuse of words, or you just love grasping on straws? Seriously, you’re just embarrassing yourself so you resort to personal attacks.
BTW, you should be the one who should get yourself checked because all you did is nothing but shitposting and attention whoring. Go figure, son.
And please, the usage of emojis is not sign of intelligence, nor the twisting of words. Pay at the netshop for once, Einstoned.
I dunno why but since you’re offering nothing but posts that are all crap and no substance, it’s plausible that the mods will delete your comments since you’re now spamming this page.
Says the actual bitch who keeps on SPAMMING on this site with his whining, moaning and bitching. Too much of a coward to make a discussion so he acts like the little bitch he is white incessant emoji usage and attention whoring.
Speaking of emojis, no wonder why the “Emoji Movie” is considered one of the worst films ever made.
Actual bitches love low standards. So all of your arguments represents low standards. Emojis also represent low standards.
Thanks for proving the author his point.
People like ZizouFan and Raul Hermosura who engage in debates will not settle on anything, unless, they agree on what exactly they are debating about.
Like for example:
When Teddy Locsin said he would not want to be remembered in history as a “clam defender,” adding that they are just food and no one will go to war for clams, and got reactions from two ladys on Tweeter.
What exactly is the difference between a lady opm singer’s differing opinion with that of a lady ophthalmologist and Eyebank founding president’s differing opinion to said public official, wherein both ladys, whose messages carry more or less the same sentiment?
What is exactly is the alleged disinformation given by one to be labeled as an idiot?
But I leave it up you both to level it up!
Simple, if you try to read Regine’s first tweet which is the root of all this mess, there’s a reason why she is an idiot and then suddenly, one idiot decided to play White Knight and called this article being ‘trash’ and as means to ‘berate and hate a singer and Filipinos in general’, which is more like an onion-skinned argument. In Regine’s case, her tweet reeks of disinformation:
1) Implying Locsin is not very smart. (Guess again.)
2) Claiming that Scarborough shoal is part of Philippine territory. (It isn’t. Ownership is still being disputed. China doesn’t own it either.)
3) Insisting that she is a “simple” person. (She isn’t. She is a celebrity.)
You try to connect the dots…
1) Locsin could be smarter in what he says as DFA “chief”.
2) Opportunists are inconsistent and out of character.
3) Regine has no motive for disinformation, but she works for those who do.
1. He could have said it in a manner that can be understood by the majority. As the chief he doesnt answer to the “self-proclaimed” political analysts alone but to the majority. Its every officials responsibility to avoid misconception.
2. This country has been and as always been divided by the adim and the opposition and anything you say automatically becomes pro or against either. Natural thinking, logic and reasonings are becoming remote and they falter in between the two opposing sides. Branding, colors and ideologies immediately murders simple truths, and both sides have become mindlessly relentless. Their mind is so fixated and everything you say radiates a color.
3. When youre a celebrity, you become an idiot depending whose side you accidentally criticize.
This chaos and divisions made this country divided and therefore weak, that which opened the door to even so much bigger mightier and stronger opportunists. We will only realize the unthinkable happened when we are there.
“2) Claiming that Scarborough shoal is part of Philippine territory. (It isn’t. Ownership is still being disputed. China doesn’t own it either.)”
Am I reading you correctly?
If one’s casual use of the word “territory” (pertaining to Scarborough shoal) is enough for you to claim disinformation (a reason why you considered the Songbird an idiot), would the same principle, if applied to everyone else, be also considered as idiots?
China and The Philippines (as supposedly non-owners) are having a dispute over it?
Actually, while Beijing is consistent on its position that it owns the entire South China Sea, Manila would also be consistent in objecting to any intrusion into its territory.
Malacañang Palace through presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in one press briefing, “They are performing acts of ownership… If it’s our territory, therefore, it is an affront to our territory and to our sovereignty.”.
It’s been noted that Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. had filed a diplomatic protest over the matter. He even tweeted, “We just caught them doing that recently, filed a diplomatic note, and will be taking legal action. With our legal department now.”.
Locsin though, in one tweet reply exchange to Regine, clarified that it’s not a territory but an EEZ.
“An exclusive economic zone, or EEZ, refers to a sea zone which stretches from the baseline out to 200 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE COAST. The surface waters in an EEZ are also international waters but the coastal state enjoyed special rights to the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind (UNCLOS Article 56).”
The Scarborough shoal is just 220 km (137 mi) to the nearest landmass that is Palauig, Zambales on Luzon island in the Philippines.
Territorial claims in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea
If people are angry that celebrities are becoming politicians, they should be angry as well about celebrities who mouth off the wrong things about politics. Well, it’s good that the latter is happening.
Regine thinks she is singing. She is actually yelling. She is a “tili” queen. That rival of her is much better (what’s her name?).
‘Queen of Song’ or ‘Asia’s songbird?’ Excuse me, those titles that self-describe Regine Velasquez are being overly used by those people that are behind her career–and manipulate her to do so: the media outfit she is connected with, those scribes who are obviously paid only say something to make her look so pleasing and wholesome, and those well-oiled marketing tools who are there to profit from her overpublicized image. And for those celebs who plan to get into politics, their thoughts of running are, sadly far away from the reality that ‘it is the achievements that benefit for, and work for the betterment and upliftment of peoples’ lives in much more productive, transformative ways’ than the misguided notion that being a popular singer or movie star will instantly help change peoples’ lives (or more precisely, their mindsets). Look what happened to that former President of whom I would not divulge the name but can serve as a learning experience that celebrities even do have their limits if they enter what I best call the complicated world of politics. Lastly, why are Filipinos so obsessed with those titles that identify a celebrity and, rightly or wrongly, elevate him of her to such God-like status? This also shows how lowly our mentality has become, with all those insipid, escapist entertainment fare that do more harm to the way we think than make us become better citizens. And, lest I be accuse of being anti-Filipino, it was Taiwan’s late great singer Teresa Teng who is considered as Asia’s original songbird. Ms. Teng came first; her career started in the ’70s and flourished into the ’80s and ’90s before her untimely death in 1995. Unlike Regine, whose presence seems only targeted to the Filipino market with its parochial mindset and who came in much later, Ms. Teng’s career (as well as philantropic work), has a much wider appeal that even extends beyond the Chinese-speaking communities and is still considered one of the greatest and most influential forces in Asian pop music.