Saturday, November 30, 2013

No Other Woman and When the Love is Gone revivals of Pinoy Classics

 I haven't yet seen Viva Entertainment's newest outing, When the Love is Gone, but I just found a good trivia about the movie. Apparently it is a remake of the late director Danny Zialcita's classic film of love lost, gained and betrayed
Winner ang title ng original film: Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi. O diba? Zialcits's film stars Gloria Diaz, Janice de Belen, Eddie Garcia, Dindo Fernando, and Laurice Guillen.

Click on the video, to see some scenes from the original, as well as from the new movie.

Talking about revival films, did you know that box-office hit No Other Woman is a revival as well. It is adapted from another Zialcita work, titled Langis at Tubig.

PI think it is good that Viva is doing this, reviving old classics. Pay tribute to these classics, especially now that the movie industry is leaning towards baduy(hahahha) comedy films.

*Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinangalingan hindi makararating sa paruroonan.

Monday, November 25, 2013

TO ABS-CBN: Please learn your language

I heard it before, and  I heard it again. Each time the word comes out from one of the top TV's newscast my ears cringe.

Sincero, which I think means sincere.

Each time I hear it. Ack! This is a crime worth punishment, as it is murder, They are murdering the Filipino language. How many English words have they tried to tagalize? I understand that most of the news reports are on ad lib. Just like the time first time I heard it from Anthony Taberna on his morning show? But tonight, I do not anymore think that this is on ad lib. Henry Omaga Diaz was doing the evening newsbreak (on When a Man Falls in Love), and iIheard him say that stupefied word.   Can the ABS-CBN  News team not think of any other better word to replace this un-word? Say tapat.

Here are a few sugggestions from Google Translate

Another word that comes to mind is the Channel 2 brand name of Kapamilya.

Before when we say it is for my family, we state it as 'Para ito sa Pamilya ko', but then today: 'Para to sa Kapamilya ko.'

Well, this is great branding. But, do we want a family member to be associated with ABS?

You have to realize that the only way that the English speaking Pinoy toddlers learn Filipino from is through the media And when the media does not know how to speak Filipino properly, then what will become of our language? Shall it be butchered the same way we did to the alibata.  

I know that they say language evolves. But honestly, do we want the Filipino language to be a copycat of US English, but instead our words will end in -a or -o.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In the middle of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Corruption, and the Philippine Government

To PNoy, please instead of granting interviews to CNN to blame the LGUs, give thanks to the countries which have given their donations and admit that this 'apocalyptic' destruction caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda was unforeseen. The Philippines readied it self for a strong storm, like the storms that hit us. But the Philippines (like any other country) was not ready for this kind of devastation. As a report from the Los Angles Times did say: “Even Hurricane Katrina, the modern measure of nature’s disastrous force on the United States, pales when compared to the punch and expected devastation from Typhoon Haiyan.” Stop blaming people, but instead thank those who have helped us, ask for aid, and make sure that the relief does indeed reach the people in need.

I do agree with Anderson Cooper that it is because of the corruption, years of, decades of corruption that is why infrastructures in Tacloban are of that kind. Cooper mentioned in his report that infrastructures, like roads, are ruined and impassable as most of the money that has been set for the reconstruction and strengthening of  such went to the government's personal accounts. 

A government official tried to debunk Anderson's claim about the government. The government official said that the Philippines only has 3 (with only two in operations) C-130 aircrafts. Does the Department of Defense have any many to buy more of these aircrafts? How many years has the last one been purchased? Where did the budget for these go, in the government official pockets? Hay naku! Defensive on the accounts of theft and plunder. 

That it was why it is only on Day 5, when help from foreign countries started arriving, that the airport is being rid of debris. Only on Day 5! CNN also commented that the government is disorganized, which is true. Before Yolanda made landfall, I remember the DSWD saying that they have prepared relief goods. Nasan na? Stop blaming the impassable roads, but instead think of ways how help can reach the survivors. Try air dropping the goods. I hope that the officials still have pity in their hearts, more than the other officials form other nations. 

Shall we wait for the international media to condemn our system? After taking these harsh criticisms what then? The government does not even enhance nor enlarge its Relief and Disaster committees  and instead do what they have been doing the past years. Honestly, where will the Philippines be then? Our country has been used to typhoons, but when can we truly say that we are really ready for a typhoon this size, with zero casualties. I am not saying that this may be possible now, but I do hope that this will be possible soon. 

Shall we always rely on other countries (which I am very thankful for) to lend a helping hand?  With the money pouring in from the government budget, NGOs,and other countries, I hope that the government put some use to it. Hire survivors to help in handing out relief goods as well as to clear the streets. If ever there may be extra money, which I hope does not go directly to unworthy people's pockets, I hope that the government uses it in rebuiliding the hard hit areas. Award some financial aid to those who have lost their homes. Plan for a better Tacloban city. 

I do hope that the money sent by other countries for relief will be used to good use and none would be corrupted by the government officials.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Help the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan)

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Three weeks after a 7.2 earthquake shook Visayas (Central Philippines), particularly the Bohol and Cebu region. Another natural catastrophe hit Visayas once again. Super Typhoon Yolanda, with international name Haiyan, is one, if not the, strongest storm to make landfall in world history. (Hindi lang yang Philippines.) Yolanda, according to CNN weather, is stronger than Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined. As Yolanda Haiyan moves away from the Philippine Area of responsibility, we see the damage that this super typhoon has caused.  Lines of communication, electricity are down. Tacloban, Ormoc seems to be the hardest hit. (I have a friend whose family is in Tacloban, and she has not been able to reach them. Thankfully she is in Manila.) But of course, we still worry about those who have been shook hard by the earthquake, and now is sufferign more because of this.

Below are the lists of some charitable institutions which can contribute in the search and rescue operations of our kababayans in the Central Philippines:

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Donate/Volunteer to Sagip Kapamilya, ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
Sagip Kapamilya welcomes canned goods, rice, noodles, water, and clothes. Visit the site anytime to help repack.
13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City, a few blocks away from Kowloon House West. For more information (such as bank accounts), visit:

ABS-CBN through It's Showtime welcomes pledges. Call: (+632) 4110182 to 83

Donate/Volunteer to Alagang Kapatid Inc (TV5)
Alagang Kapatid welcomes canned goods, rice, noodles, water, and clothes. Visit the site anytime to help repack.
730 Quirino Highway, Novaliches. For more information visit:

Donate/Volunteer to Kapuso Foundation (GMA7)
Kapuso Foundation welcomes canned goods, rice, noodles, water, and clothes. They also welcome volunteers to help repack. For more information, visit:

Donate to Philippine Red Cross
Globe makes it possible to donate via your phone. Simply text: RED and send to  2899. Amounts accepeted are Php5, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 and 1,000. You can also donate through: For more information, visit:

Donate to World Vision Philippines

Donate/Volunteer at Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 
Help Pack reliefs in  Chapel Rd, Pasay City. For more information, call (+632) 851-2681

For those who are unable to contact their loved ones you may want to try Google Person Finder:

Let us all do our share. If we cannot donate money, goods, then at least find some time to volunteer. Any amount of money or help that we can extend towards the typhoon victims will certainly go a long, long way.

I hope that those who stole from the kaban ng bayan, will do soemthing about this travesty. Have some conscience within them to return the money, instead of using it for personal glory but to help the Super Typhoon Yolanda's victims.