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Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Catap-Lacson: Kapampangan vlogging is the best

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VLOGGING seems to be the trendiest thing to do now as we see numerous celebrities coming up with their channels. This after the so-called Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, has institutionalized the vlogging industry with the inception of her own Kris C. Aquino Productions or KCAP.

Not only does this become a mere past time of these famous people, but more importantly, vlogging has also given rise to business and advertising purposes where products and services are featured in various episodes.

We, Kapampangans, can be proud of our vloggers, in the persons of Jason Paul Laxamana and Carlo Cabi. They each have hundreds of followers who can't seem to wait for their new video uploads every day.

If you haven't heard of the now trending Kapampangan mother of Robert and Gigi, then you've missed out a lot. The portrayals of Jason Paul Laxamana, writer and director of several indie films and movies, perfectly capture the traditional Kapampangan mother or "inda."

His antics, use of treasured Kapampangan words, and use of a face warp app in his vlogs depict typical situations involving a Kapampangan family. You wouldn't get bored with the way he renders the most common banter between Kapampangan kumares, fiesta scenarios, and even planning a kiddie birthday party in an upscale coffee shop.

At the same time, the younger Carlo Cabi vlogs about the common situations involving Kapampangan sisters "Ate" and Mary Joy, usually having ordinary arguments and dilemmas. In his own right, Carlo's vlogs are also a great source of entertainment that followers, including me, highly look forward to his next video upload.

What is good about Direk Jason and Carlo is that they have a good command of our native dialect. Both of them can keep the viewers amused with hilarious situations and conversations while promoting the use of the Kapampangan dialect.

This is very much timely and relevant as the nation celebrates the yearly "Buwan ng Wika" every August.

Thanks to these two vloggers, our next-gen Kapampangan kids can be more enthralled to speak in our native tongue, and thus be able to ensure that our dialect will live on until the next generations.

For us, viewers, let us continue supporting and watching their vlogs and help them restore the love for the Kapampangan dialect.


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