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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.

Dec 2, 2020



EVERYBODY who is anybody now has his own vlog or youtube channel. 

We’re truly surprised to get so many invites from vloggers, even from people we don’t really know, urging us to like their own vlogs or sites or to subscribe in them. 

Many stars now have outlets only on Instagram or Facebook or youtube, like KC Concepcion who doesn’t have any TV show or film and yet continues to be talked about since columnists pick up everything she posts on her social media account. 

Of course, her mom, Sharon Cuneta, also has her own sites. 

We think there are now more stars with their own vlogs than those without. 

The only name stars we know who have not joined the bandwagon are Susan Roces, Vilma Santos and Maricel Soriano, all the rest have their own channels from Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda to Ruffa Gutierrez, Aiko Melendez, Carmina Villaroel and family, Megan Young and Mikael Daez, Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Barbie Forteza and Jak Roberto, etc. etc. 

The list is endless. But not all of them have millions of followers like Alex Gonzaga and Ivana Alawi, the topnotchers among local vloggers with 10 million subscribers no less. 

Every vlogger wants to achieve their kind of success as they earn millions from their monetized earnings. Also very successful with his own youtube channel is Raffy Tulfo, since people just love watching warring parties who consult him in his "Isumbong Mo kay Tulfo".

And even movie writers now have their own youtube channels. Everyone just wants to be  visible hosting their own vlog or showbiz talk show. 

Among those we can recall off hand are Aster Amoyo with her “Tic Talk”, Eugene Asis with “Gene News”, Lolit Solis and Cristy Fermin in “Take It Per Minute”, Jun Lalin with “Anything Goes”, Allan Diones with “TWAD (2nite with Allan Diones)”, Dondon Sermino and Rey Pumaloy with “Abanteliling”, Jojo Panaligan of “Ryder Ph.” 

And there are those whose show titles we cannot remember: Ricky Lo of “Philippine Star”, Tessa Mauricio Arriola of “Manila Times”, Janiz Navida of “Bulgar”, Jun Nardo, Ambet Nabus, Rodel Fernando, Rommel Placente, Roldan Castro, Mildred Bacud, Fernan de Guzman, Peter Ledesma, Pete Ampoloquio, etc. etc.

The truth is there is now a glut of stars and reporters having their own vlogs. Is it true that the more, the merrier? Maybe, but we’re not sure. To be honest, we don’t have the time to watch most of them. For someone like us who easily get bored, their biggest competitors are the streaming sites. 

There is just much too much to watch on the boob tube these days, even right on your own cellphone. 

We ourselves have a great time switching from one TV series or movie to another. 

Once what we’re watching bores us, we transfer to another show right away. These days, you really have no reason to get bored as there is almost always something to watch for everyone.