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Suzette Doctolero asks “Bagani” writer to stop disrespecting Philippine historical & cultural beliefs

  • Suzette Doctolero advised Bagani writers to stop disrespecting the Philippine historical and cultural beliefs.
  • She also encouraged them to do better and not to slander the country’s culture and beliefs.
  • She pleaded them to take her advise as one of the senior soap writers in the country.

Suzette Doctolero recently took to Twitter to express her praise on the recent episode of Bagani. However, she slammed the bad writing of the said epicserye. She encouraged the said writers to do better. She also asked them not to slander the Philippine culture and beliefs.

Suzette also advised said writers to depict historical statements the right way.


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In the said series of tweets, Suzette shared that what they did was an assault on the Philippine values. She advised Bagani writer to elevate it.

“Great direction, one of the best acting ensemble kasi magagaling ang mga cast, Good fx. Bad writing. Come on, guys, you can do better than that. Wag babuyin ang kultura at paniniwala. Idepict ng tama. Assult sa ating pagka Pinoy yan. Wag. Sa halip, itaas pa.”

As one of the senior soap writers in the Philippines, Suzette pleaded the Bagani writers to take her advice. She continued that the huge budget and airtime would be put into waste. She relayed that they were given a chance to depict the Philippine culture and history and they should do it properly whether it be a fiction or a fantasy series.

Suzette, then, encouraged writers to make Bagani the best soap ever. She also noted that they should not waste the opportunity.

“Im one of the senior soap writers here so pls take my advice. Bihira ang chance na mabigyan ng malaking budget at airtime to depict our culture/history, gamitin ng tama kahit ba fiction yan o fantaserye. Make this the best soap ever. Wag sayangin. Pls wag babuyun. Pakiusap.”

David Sal responded that Bagani is only putting in humor inside the fictional universe. He also noted that even the highest priest or minister know to be funny.

“Puro ka seryoso at hindi ganun ang realidad. Kahit pa ang mga matataas na pari o ministro marunong din mgpatawa. Boring ang buhay mo kaya ganyan ka mag isip.”

Suzette replied back and agreed that humor is good. However, some “humorous” scenes in Bagani offended Philippine historical and cultural beliefs. She also remarked that those things should be taken care off.

“Humor is good. Its entertaining, no doubt about it. :). I kinda like the ‘matigas na espada’ etc. naughty. but there are scenes na offensive sa ating historical and cultural beliefs. Wag yun. Mali. Yan lang ang ingatan then its good.”

David decided to call out Suzette on basing too much on textbooks. He also noted that Philippine history doesn’t revolve around the textbooks.

“Matuto ka rin gumalang sa prinsipyo at opinyon ng iba. Hindi umiikot ang kasaysayan sa textbooks na nabasa mo lamang.”

A babaylan is not just an opinion or a political belief, Doctolero explained. She also shared the real definition of a babaylan who existed in the past and asked David to fix his argument.

“Hindi isang opinyon o prinsipyo ang babaylan. Lol. Iba siya sa political beliefs. Sila ay mga totoong tao na nag exist sa ating nakaraan. Ayusin ang argumento. 🙂 para di nahahalatang walang alam.”

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Written by Angela Baltan

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