Thoughts on the Philippine film industry

There are good movies but there are better ones. Depends on how you define ‘good’ and ‘better’. I just don’t like shaming one or two movies because it lacked visual appeal, social relevance and impact. For every film that’s out in the market, there’s a director, production team, and a set of artists who definitely gave their efforts to produce one that suits their target audience.

Movies that some people consider as ‘bad’ are not necessarily bad. For some, it could be as entertaining as they want it to be, serving the primary (I suppose) purpose and goal of the whole industry.

However, I am one with the call for more socially-relevant, world-class films that we, Filipinos, can truly be proud of. The Philippine film industry should evolve and become what the society needs it to be. We should produce films not to merely entertain but to encourage, inspire, and move Filipinos to embrace the true Filipino identity, appreciate our homegrown talents, and laud the artistry that is truly Filipino.


RSA 2 of 2

December 18 marks the END of my TWO-YEAR RETURN SERVICE. Two years ago, I started working as a research assistant at Health Futures Foundation, Inc. Seven months after, I left the organization to become a staff nurse at the Philippine General Hospital.

I believe I have completed my RSA and is now therefore “free” of liabilities pending the submission of my final RSA report by the end of this year.

What a journey it has been! Hello TOR without the words “for employment in the Philippines ONLY”! Not planning to leave the country though. 🙂

Happy to be of service to the Filipino people! Para sa bayan!

To serve, not protect

This is your police and they vowed “to serve and protect” the Filipino people. Which part of this report/video shows that? Oh yes, I remember.

The police is there
1) To serve the President in his war on drugs by killing thousands of innocent, helpless lives; and
2) To protect themselves and the president by going above and twisting the laws of the land.

This is shameful. More importantly, this is sad.