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Things that people do for Willie

November 10, 2010


To help her mother regain her missing one thousand pesos, a 13-year-old girl from Bulacan took a bus to Manila last Friday, without her parents’ permission, to try her luck lining up to be a ‘Willing Willie’ contestant. The TV5 newscast ‘Balitaang Tapat’ reported that the girl survived on P30, as well as water and candy, as she […]

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 […]