Oscars and the City Hall-A A +A
By Nef Luczon
Monday, January 14, 2013
LAST week the Academy of Motion Picture, Hollywood’s prime institution in the world of cinema and film technology, has just announced the nominated films and personalities for the 85th Academy Awards, which is also known as “Oscars.”
And also last week, a number of supporters and political leaders gathered in front of the City Hall of Cagayan de Oro to “show” support and objection against the “alleged” suspension order to be served to Mayor Vicente Emano.
Oscars usually highlights films with substance as well as recognizes actors with great achievement in taking their characters real enough, for the audience and even critics to be persuaded because of their very extraordinary acting methods.
Unfortunately, at city hall, nobody have thought to hire a teacher and have a crash course on basic convincing acting, before planning to do a week-long roadshow at the cost of traffic jams and annoyed drivers.
Even if this event will be brought to film, it will all be just pretentious, even if the mayor will be portrayed by actor-politicos like E.R. Ejercito/George Estregan or the “master” himself, Joseph “Erap” Estrada, who often have pretentious acting and movie roles.
Interior and Local Government secretary Mar Roxas III already have said in press interviews that all of these were just a “drama,” as to saying that all of these were fabrics of a naughty political imagination.
Dear Lord, sometimes I don’t understand why situations like these happen. And what’s worse is that you don’t really know how to react, whether you get amused or become dumbfounded in confusions especially when you see these so-called “political leaders” and “supporters” whose attendance were routinely checked like they were students who were required by their teachers to be present in an event or else they will be marked absent or meted with a low grade.
Blind Item: Sometimes the act of soliciting can be a bad habit, especially when you easily get tempted on the large amounts of donations that come in because of your effective sales pitch for a benevolent cause.
But the problem of this radio personality (yes, he was that same person whom we mentioned in previous issues) is that this person undermined the fact that the people this person attempts to get milked were wise and could trace all the radio personality’s notorious soliciting and organizing groups history.
With additional people to bear witness on the radio personality’s exploits, the potential victims were able to connect the dots and already, they are in a conclusion that this radio personality is indeed, a professional hack (read: “tigbas”) and that’s the reason why this person became a “falling angel” from the staff of a highly respectable politician.
The moral of the story: you can have dirty, underground dealings to others, but never underestimate the “Divine Intervention.”
(Nef Luczon is a freelance journalist and a part-time communications faculty and trainer. He is also a film and art enthusiast. Send comments to email@example.com)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 14, 2013.