Why expose the bad manners of Pinoys on TV?-A A +A
Friday, October 19, 2012
THIS was one of the amusing topics that was brought up by coffee drinkers at the Coffee Station. An elderly retired banker would wish to ask the television networks why they are so proud to show on national television Filipinos who are half-naked, drunk and hitting one another and even beating down a policeman who tried to help.
Yes, why are our television networks exposing those bastards for free on the air, asked this elderly but brainy old man. Why can the networks not help promote the good side of the Filipinos and those entrepreneurs who have given all their efforts to develop products but could not afford to pay expensive television commercial ads, he continued.
On television the viewer could see road accidents, unruly Filipinos fighting after a drinking spree, a man maybe slapping another man or woman and all these. The insurance broker added, the networks air them for free without a fee but when there is something good to promote in the community, the network will ask for high fees.
Networks demand fees for things with commercial value but to expose the bad elements of society, it is for free and getting more promotion around the country, said a jeepney fleet owner.
On Mondays, I noticed that television news are more on road accidents, fighting and stealing, and more of the bad side of the Filipino behaviour; and this is shown totally free of charge, said a young golfer.
To get national or regional mileage, commit a crime and you get free television mileage; develop a product for the good of national development and you pay a fee most oftentimes, you could not afford, commented the beer drinking government official who was present and opted for water to drink because there was no beer at the Coffee Station.
Now that it is MassKara Festival, thousands of people come in to enjoy the festivity. But the problem of accommodation is a common scenario. Most hotel rooms are booked by corporate people of sponsoring entities. There is a slim chance for a domestic tourist to enjoy a festivity if he decides to fly or ferry over just a few days before any festivity in the country.
Enjoy MassKara and we welcome some friends from other parts of the country: Mon Gochuico, Mhie Abellanosa, Leah P. Fajardo, Emil Baja, Susan Javier, Rennel Napial, Raymund Jolingan, Richard Oquendo and Charles Lim.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 20, 2012.