Fil-Ams file 0.5 billion-dollar suit versus ABC (ABS-CBN News)
A group of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans is preparing a 500 million-dollar class suit against ABC Network in the United States in response to a slur against Philippine medical schools and Filipino medical professionals, aired in the premiere episode of the fourth season of “Desperate Housewives”.
Affected ba? Must be retired Filipino medical practitioners who have nothing better to do with their time. Clearly they were Desperate Housewives fans — and just who watches Desperate Housewives? Quite an older demographic on Sunday nights.
Ay naku. And now Filipinos will get a new reputation of over-reacting. Overrrr!
Pacquiao confirms new show on GMA Network (GMA News)
From boxing to acting.
That would be Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao?s new regime in the coming months as the Filipino boxing hero confirmed Thursday he had signed a contract to star in a GMA Network?s show.
“Abangan niyo po yung darating na show ko this coming November sa GMA,” said Pacquiao on the network?s talk show program Sis.
However, Pacquiao said the name and type of his show are still under wraps.
Hahaha. I give up. A television show probably won’t get in the way of boxing as much as being a public official. Sana comedy parang Tropang Turumpo. Or better yet, The Bachelor. Hahaha. Too bad he’s married. That would have been an awesome concept. How far will women go to become Mrs. Pacman.
ABS-CBN emerged as the preferred channel among affluent Filipinos, teen-age audiences, and families of overseas Filipino workers.
This latest finding was according to the Nielsen Media Research, which conducted a survey aimed to give a clearer picture of the viewing habits of the three market segments cited.
The research and survey was administered through personal interviews around urban areas.
Nielsen described the word “affluent” as those viewers who are living in posh “gated villages” with income higher than P50,000 a month. The teens are those who belong to the 13 to 19 age bracket, regardless of economic status, while OFW beneficiaries are those with a family member working overseas.
This is pretty much in-line with conventional thinking. Again, good to have some data to back up our theories.
I still have to digest the result of the 13-19 age bracket and OFW families. It’s highly likely that shows like Super Inggo and Kokey really do appeal to a young audience, as well as the ABS-CBN loveteams like Kimerald.
Once upon a time, the C and D class, which is a majority of the population in Metro Manila, preferred ABS-CBN. This survey does not show the results of that. I am thinking they prefer GMA.
Himala! Nag-post uli si Pinoy Rickey.
Blue! Red! Green!
Although I have to be honest, medyo na-put-off ako sa pag-ta-Taglish nila. Ay mali. Hindi ba, this is how we write in Pinoy Rickey? Hahaha. “Meron ba tayong visual?” “Ayaw gumana ng emergency power!” Etc. Oh well. I guess it was a conscious decision. Mahirap naman talaga mag-translate ng scientific terms na wala sa vocabulary ng Filipino since we’ve never been in space. (OMG, I’m a natural). The big drawback is during the space “futuristic scenes” while the characters speak Taglish, it brings the scenes back to “contemporary” times which loses the effect of something “unreachable” or different from the world we are living in.
But Aljur can do no wrong. Meron siyang billboard ‘no?
Sorry, been dealing with some personal issues. Pero what do I think?
Desperate Housewives. I think this has been blown out of proportion. It’s a TV show for crying out loud. Fictional characters on TV, books and in the movies say “racial slurs” all the time. These are not real people. An apology might make some feel better, but it doesn’t change the fact that there is discrimination in the medical profession in the U.S. For example, non-U.S. educated doctors, such as those from the Philippines, have a zero chance of getting into the specialized programs (such as heart surgery) of the top hospitals in New York City. Why won’t these Filipino medical practitioners (who are upset at Teri Hatcher, who was acting) make an issue over this? Certainly, “Filipino” education is “world-class” so why isn’t the head of heart surgery in New York Presbyterian hospital educated from the U.P. College of Medicine? These people are barking up the wrong tree for the wrong reasons. If they want to make a difference, write the hospitals.
Cory Aquino. OMG, don’t you people read PerezHilton.com? Apparently not — since those pictures shown in that clip were clearly a parody of what Perez does on his blog. Suddenly Cory Aquino is sacred. Filipinos slander Cory all the time — and FOR YEARS. And now she and other people are hurt because of a gag piece on the Daily Show? Gimme a break. It was a funny piece. Cory and Margaret Thatcher, unlikely people to be given the PerezHilton Linsday Lohan/Britney Spears treatment is funny.
Manny Pacquiao. Sorry I missed this. I’m sure it was exciting. Glad to know Pac-Man is boxing again and not making political speeches. He is a great boxer and continues to inspire Filipinos. To do what, I don’t know, but he makes Filipinos feel better about themselves. I’ve been put off a little bit that Pac-Man was convinced to run in the recent election — it shows that he does not fully understand how he can help his countrymen, and how corrupt the Filipino political system is. But making 80 million Filipinos happy for a day is always a good thing. Hopefully, one of these days 80 millions Filipinos won’t need Manny Pacquiao winning to make them happy.
I’ve just been going through some stuff right now. Hopefully I can get things together when Zaido starts airing on GMA Pinoy TV this week. Thanks for thinking of me.
Pansamantalang iiwan ng StarStruck 3 Avenger na si Chuck Allie ang showbiz.
Tinawagan ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Chuck kaninang umaga, October 7, sa telepono at napag-alaman naming nasa Davao na siya habang kausap namin. Ayon kay Chuck, last Monday ay umuwi na siya sa Davao para ipagpatuloy ang kanyang pag-aaral.
Churky no more!
Actor Dennis Trillo finally admitted fathering a child with 2005 Bb. Pilipinas-World Carlene Aguilar.
In an exclusive interview with Showbiz Central Sunday, Dennis confirmed that his surname was given to a baby boy who was born last September 22 in Los Angeles, California.
?Tingin ko nararapat lang din naman na gamitin yung apelyido ko kasi baby ko naman yun e,” he said.
He said he fully accepts the responsibility as the father of the boy adding:
?Sa akin naman wala namang problema iyon e kasi tatanggapin ko naman yun ng buong-buo and responsibility ko yun bilang ama. Kung anumang suporta yung kailangan niya andito naman ako.”
Yay! Congratulations Dennis and Carlene!
I have three episodes recorded but I’ve just been so busy. One of these days. Thanks.
Avisala, mga Kaisip!
Aljur Abrenica on Pinoy Rickey