The maldita side of us tells us that once upon a time, Mocha Uson must have dreamt of joining the beleaguered yet exciting world of mass media, but ended up as a sexy dancer. Bakit ‘ika n’yo?
Kumakalat ngayon sa social media ang kanyang panayam sa kanyang nanalong presidential choice na si Rody Duterte complete with opinionated graphics and disclaimers (‘yung second part lang ang aming napanood), a lengthier portion of which ay tungkol sa anti-media stance ni Digong.
Ayon kay Mocha Uson, she had met with Digong with an agenda too distant from the direction na pinatunguhan ng buong interview. If her assignment was either commissioned or self-imposed, okey lang na hayaan lang niyang magkukuda ang kanyang subject.
But being the interviewer tulad ng motorista, hawak ni Mocha ang manibela as she could politely veer away from the topic which she didn’t actually show up for, and at the same time step on the brakes to a screechingly halt.
Mahirap gawin ‘yon bilang respeto kay Digong? Okay, fine. Sige, palampasin na natin ‘yon, but since again Mocha was the interviewer, the basic ethical rule is that she should come out objectively. Why dish out her own opinions, worse, even getting Digong agitated?
“Sir, so i-boycott natin ang media? Sige, i-boycott natin ang media,” ang sagot naman ni Mocha. Helleeeerrrr, mam-provoke ba?!
Kesyo ayon kay Digong, bastos daw kasi ang ilang taga-media citing an instance where he was asked to show proof that he had sound health. Teka, ‘yung salitang “bastos”—as far as the conservative and socially prim and proper audience is concerned—backfired on Mocha and her group.
Hindi nga ba’t sila itong—makapag-entertain lang ng mga manonood—will randomly pull a male audience from a crowd, drag him to the stage and seduce him with their giling-giling school of beerhouse dancing?
Wonder, what else is Mocha up to? Nanalo na ang minanok niya she might even be offered a post in government if she wishes.
Anti-media rin pala ang hitad, pero nagpi-feeling taga-media!
A LOT of significant changes have started to unfold in this year’s conduct of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival.
Sa unang tatlong buwan ng taon, binago ng MMFF ang board of directors mula sa private at government sectors to form this year’s executive committee. With the change came the introduction of the new set of criteria for the participating filmmakers.
Batay ito sa kuwento, audience appeal, overall impact (40%), cinematic attributes at technical excellence (40%), global appeal (10%), at Filipino sensibility (10%). Kasabay nito ang paglulunsad ng logo design at theme song contest among Pinoy artists to be chosen by the executive committee composed of Jimmy Bondoc, Jerrold Tarog, and Robert Rivera ang pipili ng winning piece.
Mas malaki at mas interactive ang taunang parada ng mga artista habang ang Gabi ng Parangal will be a formal gala where the winners will be made public after the festival run.
by Ronnie Carrasco III