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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 26, 2016

Writer- Director Joey Reyes Shares His Very Relevant And Valid Thoughts About The Coming Election

WRITER-DIRECTOR JOEY REYES shared his views about the coming national and local elections and the ongoing political campaign in his blog, “Choking on My Adobo: Slim Pickings”. We want to quote some of his very relevant observations which are all so very true:

“We give so much premium to entertainment value so much so that you have candidates hiring performers --- whether they are scantily clad ladies dancing to prove the flexibility of their pelvic areas or the most popular stars singing with their non-singing voices --- just to bring in the crowds. Well, yes ... a little white or brown envelope can also help fake adulation or even loyalty in sheer numbers but then that is a different story altogether.

What matters most is that, like everything else, we have diminished politics as yet another palabas where the substance in character or even the presence of gray matter between the ears of candidates seldom matter. It is all about personality and sound bytes.

Social media has magnified that: the entire thought process has been pigeonholed into a series of hashtags where your choice of leader is all about his selling rather than his or her being. Masyado tayong ma-drama and therefore everything is diminished to drama --- about dead relatives, superhero complexes, shock value in statements --- but never about platforms and issues.”
Joey Reyes, you really hit the nail right on the head! Kudos!