Tuesday, August 04, 2009

national artists brouhaha & cory's circus-y wake

two broiling events are now currently hogging philippine newspaper headlines: cory's demise and the selection of the revered national artists citation.

cory's death has again demonstrated the filipino's love for circus. look at the pictures and tell me i am wrong.



also, the selection of carlo caparas and cecille guidote alvarez are drawing a lot of criticisms from "concerned" artists questioning their qualifications to merit the much-coveted honor, which is the highest an artist could ever get in the philippines.

consider this: lino brocka, ishmael bernal, eddie romero, and carlo caparas. all are now national artists for film.

personally, i've got no issue with the selection. art is subjective anyways. or perhaps, am just too pissed seeing those so-called artists belittle their own. whatever!

caparas may have contributed to the death of philippine cinema, but the massacre genre he helped create is something that will forever live on in cinema history - whether i like it or not.

4 comments:

Xtine said...

Sabi kasi ni Bong and Imee pinalayas na tayo last time this happened.."makisama na tayo ngayon"..hehehe...Imee looks sincere naman I dont know her personally pero from what I saw mukhang nakikiramay lang talaga, besides better these two na mga bata naman during that time than Imeldific herself.

Raymond De Asis Lo said...

i agree. i so loved it when imee was quoted to have said, "my father did not kill ninoy".

i was like, okay, then who?

and that's when i noticed that she said "my father", not "my parents".

no further comment... :)

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH YOU RAYMOND, THIS IS PHILIPPINE POLITICS, MAGKAAWAY SA MEDIA, CHIKC CHIKA SA KASAYAHAN, BESIDES KAWAWA NAMAN SI TITA CORY GAGAMITIN NA NAMAN SIYA SA SUSUNOD NA HALALAN.

Anonymous said...

Circus-y indeed! I even saw a small crowd gathering around a black Navigator right outside Manila Cathedral. Guess who was inside waving his hands to the people? Erap! Was he really in mourning or what? Or maybe it was one of his campaign strategies. Sorry... was never a fan of Erap.

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