Sen. Tito Sotto finally speaks up about the Pepsi Paloma issue; says, “It was a Gimmick.”

The Philippines is currently on its election period; a season when candidates aspiring for various leadership positions in the government compete with each other to win the approval and votes of the public. Besides the usual campaigning, it is also a time when candidates look for anything they can use against their opponents to influence the direction of votes. Many have simply considered this mudslinging a norm during the election or campaign period, and it is up to these aspirants to address such issue in …

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Did “Eat Bulaga’s” ‘KalyeSerye’ made an insensitive joke alluding to Wenn Deramas?

Social media was once again set ablaze after some dedicated and passionate Kapamilya fans interpret the ‘jokes’ made in a latest episode of Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye segment as insensitive and offensive towards the untimely passing of Wenn Deramas. The March 1st, 2016 episode of Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye was questioned by inflamed fans as it includes various jokes which somehow allude to or something similar with what happened to the well-loved box office director Wenn Deramas. The videos in question were the following moments in the popular …

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Some Insensitive AlDub Fans Throws Hate Rather than to Condole with the Passing of Wenn Deramas

The recent news of the passing of Filipino film director Wenn Deramas caught the entertainment industry by surprise. For people close to the ‘blockbuster director’, Wenn Deramas was and will always be a great friend, family, and colleague to them. Unfortunately, not everyone seems to be sympathetic to the passing of the award-winning blockbuster director. Support and condolences poured in  when the news of the passing of Wenn Deramas hit social media, but alongside this, came some unexpected condescending, insensitive, and just plain inappropriate  remarks …

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A Look into the Social Media Backlash regarding Vice Ganda’s Opinion against Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s recent statement and stance on the “same sex marriage” (SSM) which he shared when asked in a 2016 Philippine election series interview has been the current talk of the town. When you are a influential, popular, and iconic celebrity like Pacquiao who is also a senatorial aspirant share a hard stance on a sensitive sociopolitical issue like ‘same sex marriage’, there will always be support and opposition. Pacquio made himself clear that he was ‘only’ stating the ‘truth’ from God thru the Bible, but …

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Alma Moreno says Manny Pacquiao should not use personal beliefs to insult others

UNA Senatorial candidate Alma Moreno joined the fray and gave her opinion regarding the controversial statement of Manny Pacquiao on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Alma and Pacquiao are both running under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party of presidential candidate VP Jejomar Binay. But Alma did not hesitate in opposing Pacquiao’s description of same-sex unions as “worse than animals”. Conveying her opinion in a text message sent to Inquirer.net written by Marc Jayson Cayabyab on February 18, 2016. Alma said she respects Pacquaio for bringing honor …

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Yeng Constantino-Asuncion, apologized to the members of the LGBT community, saying that not all Christians are like Pacquiao

The Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino-Asuncion posted a video on her Facebook page about her views on homosexuality, prompted by the controversial remarks of Manny Pacquiao saying gays are worse than animals. Yeng created the video on the morning of February 18, while she was celebrating her wedding anniversary at Palawan with partner Victor “Yan” Asuncion. At the beginning of the video Yeng said that she didn’t want to add fuel to the fire on the controversial remarks made by Manny regarding homosexuals. But a …

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Manny Pacquiao quotes and deletes bible verse on ‘Gays Put to Death’

Everyone has basic freedom to express him or herself to a certain degree (limited by Libel laws) which is enforced and protected by the constitution. This is one of the basic freedom and foundation of democracy in the Philippines. Everyone can express and post in social media; an online ‘marketplace of ideas’ where anything can spread like wildfire especially if it involves influential and popular celebrities, just like the case of Manny Pacquiao. The Eight-division boxing world champion turned Philippine Congressman (Saranggani Representative) and now …

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Manny Pacquiao, stands firm for the “truth”

Two days ago, Sarangani Rep. and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao compared the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to animals in an interview with the TV-5 group for its “Bilang Pilipino” elections coverage, promptly getting himself flak on social media at the start of the 2016 elections campaign. A day after, Manny issued a public apology via Facebook video uploaded on his 10M likes Facebook page. While some did not accept the apology, others supported the People’s Champ, saying she did not need to say …

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Aiza Seguerra reacts against Manny Pacquiao ‘Same Sex Marriage’ statement

Former Sarangani District Representative, boxing extraordinaire , and 2016 Senatorial candidate Manny Pacquaio made some particularly risky and ‘demeaning’ statement in a recent interview about his stance on ‘same sex marriage’. Pacquaio’s remark against the LGBT did not go unnoticed as it received mixed (mainly negative) reactions from Filipino netizens and most especially for people who identify themselves as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Aiza Seguerra is one of the most notable local celebrities who has seemingly became the face of the LGBT community in his recent …

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Comedy at the expense of others, ‘bullying’, and Vice Ganda

Filipinos are known to be one of the happiest people (nation) in the world. Most Filipinos tend to laugh their woes away and that is easily done all thanks to mass media via television and film. Who does not want to laugh and be happy; to forget one’s sorrow even for a minute or two? The question now is what type of humor are Filipinos in to? Humor is very subjective. One person may find a joke hilarious; other may find it lukewarm to corny, while …

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