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TV stars and constellations

November 9, 2010


That list of people whom we don’t know at the end of a TV show  – should we do away with it? The team of a friend who works for a current affairs show has discarded the practice of running a credit roll. Her boss explains it as a trend even in the United States. […]

Game shows over news

October 28, 2010


The sad truth in the Philippines, as Maria Ressa points out tonight on ‘Storyline,’ is that “Pinoys will not say, ‘I want to be empowered.’ They will say, ‘Kayo na po ang bahala.'” The statement of the outgoing news chief of ABS-CBN proves true even in the viewing habits of many Filipinos. I long for the […]

Day’s ranting made a little more coherent

October 26, 2010


The airwaves are sacred. The airwaves are not ours; they are public property. Filipino viewers are only lending the airwaves to us, TV practitioners, by virtue in fact of franchises issued by Congress. Please, let us make good use of these resources. Let us not settle for second best. If we have to stay all […]