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We aim to positively influence the content of our local TV programming in terms of values portrayed; decency in speech, dressing and action; contribution to intellectual development of viewers; promotion of a healthy love for country; and, respect for religious beliefs.

‘Heneral Luna,’ ‘AlDub,’ and a hopeful new start with Our Lady of Namacpacan

Posted on : 30-01-2016 | By : TAG | In : Feedback, Movies, Reviews, TV

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Published on November 20th, 2015 at Inquirer.net

The movie “Heneral Luna” is a must-see for every Filipino trying to find his identity and seeking answers to what’s happening in our country today. And these days there seems to be a shining star hovering above us with the “AlDub” phenomenon (“#AlDub Fever,” Supplements, 10/21/15).

The spiels or nuggets of wisdom the “kalyeserye” offers serve as reminders of the time-honored values of respect for the elderly, chaste love, family bonding, sincerity, simplicity, honesty, truthfulness, among others. The more than 35 million “AlDub” tweets is an astounding feat. It could be an indication of the nation’s preference for the above-mentioned Filipino values, as verbalized by Lola Nidora of the “kalyeserye.” Lola Nidora suggests pleasant food for thought that every Filipino can relate to and that are essential in nation building.

Brothers Antonio and Juan Luna were from Badoc, Ilocos Norte, where a museum has been built in their memory. Their mother was from La Union where a town has rightly been named, Luna, in their honor.
The town of Luna was formerly called Namacpacan, an Ilocano word to extol the native trait of hospitality among the residents. It is here that the miraculous Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan is being popularly venerated today.

The story goes that Our Lady’s image was commissioned in Spain by an Augustinian priest assigned in Ilocos Sur. It was shipped to the Philippines in 1871, and was heading for Ilocos Sur when a storm forced the crew to seek refuge along the coastline of Darigayos, a barrio of Namacpacan.
When the storm subsided, they tried several times to continue their journey, but to no avail since strong winds would always force them back to the port. Finally, the ship’s captain decided to carry the image by land. But the carriage of Our Lady would not budge. So they thought that Our Lady, now in an old church beside the South China sea, must have chosen Namacpacan as her sanctuary.

Adjacent to the church is a museum containing the adorned dresses of Our Lady, lovingly preserved through the years. We once attended a 6:30 a.m. Holy Mass in Luna, and it was awesome to behold another majestic image of Our Lady on stained glass, atop the church entrance, as the morning sun shined through it!
In 1906, the town’s name was changed to Luna, from Namacpacan, but the town folks who became very attached to Our Lady of Namacpacan, kept her original name. By a special decree of Saint John XXIII, Our Lady of Namacpacan was canonically crowned on Nov. 24, 1959 (Novena to Our Lady of Namacpacan, The Blessed Virgin of the Immaculate Conception).

Through the intercession of Our Lady of Namacpacan we may yet discover our Filipino identity, as inspired by Jerrold Tarog’s masterpiece of a movie, “Heneral Luna.” Knowing our strengths and weaknesses, we may yet rise up as a nation to redeem ourselves and look to the future with renewed optimism to change for the better, for the sake of future generations. There is hope, starting with the coming elections, by choosing wisely the people who will lead us.

Contributed by:
CHING D. AUNARIO (chingauna@yahoo.com)

Repost: PBB and What To Do

Posted on : 02-12-2015 | By : TAG | In : News, Reviews

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Sharing with all of you an article found in http://actlikeaman.org/2015/07/pbb737/ regarding PBB.

In the recent weeks, we have seen an assault on the young people of our nations. This time the assault is not happening in the streets of Mendiola but right in our living rooms. PBB, a famous franchised reality show, showed some questionable, offensive and disturbing scenes on national TV that influences millions of people watching the show on prime time slot.

As a volunteer of MTRCB, we have been educated on how to watch intelligently and monitor shows like these coming out on prime time TV where most of the kids are still watching. But with the recent episodes of PBB on TV, even with a parent involved – I could see no angle on how to redeem the assault on morality and indecency that our kids are exposed to.

MTRCB, headed by Chairman Toto Villareal, recently called top executives of the station and the show to point out the glaring offensive morals and scenes that were shown on PBB. Aside from the “bromance” between a minor (12) and an 18 year old dude, other questionable scenes that were cited in the complaints are “the huddling together and engaging in flirtatious talks and actions among male and female housemates; the indecent proposal by housemate Ryan to his co-male housemate if the latter could be his ‘mistress’; and the interaction with non-Muslim males and lack of privacy of a young Muslim woman.” read more: http://www.pep.ph/news/54501/mtrcb-orders-pbb-737-to-place-sensitive-content-advisory-elevates-pbb-737-goldrsquos-rating-classification-from-pg-to-spg#llDWv3JRlX0RmS7v.99

“How to Choose a School for your Children” with Mon and Ladybird Pineda

Posted on : 11-05-2015 | By : TAG | In : TV

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LIFE Show of Alliance for the Family Foundation Philippines (ALFI) is a must-see for TV watchers as vivacious Television personality, Marlyn Feliciano Lopez, discusses with knowledgeable guests about current topics relevant with the times. Airs Tuesdays, 9:10 – 10 pm on Global News Network, Channel 213 Skycable, Channel 8 Destiny Cable.

An episode in Life show, “How to Choose a School for your Children” with Mon and Ladybird Pineda.

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Holiness is Diligence in Daily Duties

Posted on : 11-05-2015 | By : TAG | In : Reviews

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Easter Greetings!

It was very fortunate for IBC TV Channel 13 (Skycable Channel 15) for the very timely, relevant and enlightening Holy Week Specials this year featuring Saint Josemaria Escriva, the saint of ordinary life, showing the favors granted through his intercession, his teachings, lively get-togethers, and his faithful successor, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. The films showed concrete ways on how we can sanctify our daily, ordinary work, that if done well and offered to God can make us holy. A shoddy job cannot be offered up. A student perseveres in his studies, a teacher generously forms his students, a housewife heroically attends to the needs of her family, a professional conscientiously works well, a farmer carefully tends to his farm … all honest work can be offered up to God as a prayer for our sanctification.

TV Review: Nathaniel (ABS-CBN)

Posted on : 11-05-2015 | By : TAG | In : TV

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TITLE : “NATHANIEL” CATEGORY : TELESERYE

TV CHANNEL: ABS CBN DAYS: Monday to Friday Time Slot: 7:40 p.m.

LEAD STARS:
Marco Antonio Masa as Nathaniel
Gerald Anderson
Shaina Magdangal

PRODUCER: Carlina dela Merced

DIRECTOR:
Darnel Joy Villaflor
Francis Xavier Pasion

SYNOPSIS:

Nathaniel is the story of an angel who is sent back to earth with an assigned mission to restore man’s faith in God and remind them that there is goodness in everyone’s hearts. Nathaniel while still a baby died in an accident and at age 7, returns to earth as an angel who will earn back his wings when he has accomplished his mission.

Your Face Sounds Familiar (ABS–CBN)

Posted on : 30-03-2015 | By : TAG | In : TV

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Your Face Sounds Familiar is an international show which has already been produced in various countries all over the world and is now the newest celebrity musical competition on Philippine television, ABS-CBN. In the Philippine version which made its debut last March 14, 2015, eight celebrities engage in a fun competition by performing live and impersonating different international and local musical icons week after week. The challenge for the celebrities is to undergo a total transformation in order to impersonate the look, the moves, and the voice of the musical icon assigned to them.

‘Heneral Luna,’ ‘AlDub,’ and a hopeful new start with Our Lady of Namacpacan

Posted on : 07-01-2015 | By : TAG | In : Feedback, Movies, Reviews, TV

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Published on November 20th, 2015 at Inquirer.net

The movie “Heneral Luna” is a must-see for every Filipino trying to find his identity and seeking answers to what’s happening in our country today. And these days there seems to be a shining star hovering above us with the “AlDub” phenomenon (“#AlDub Fever,” Supplements, 10/21/15).

The spiels or nuggets of wisdom the “kalyeserye” offers serve as reminders of the time-honored values of respect for the elderly, chaste love, family bonding, sincerity, simplicity, honesty, truthfulness, among others. The more than 35 million “AlDub” tweets is an astounding feat. It could be an indication of the nation’s preference for the abovementioned Filipino values, as verbalized by Lola Nidora of the “kalyeserye.” Lola Nidora suggests pleasant food for thought that every Filipino can relate to and that are essential in nation building.

Brothers Antonio and Juan Luna were from Badoc, Ilocos Norte, where a museum has been built in their memory. Their mother was from La Union where a town has rightly been named, Luna, in their honor.

The town of Luna was formerly called Namacpacan, an Ilocano word to extol the native trait of hospitality among the residents. It is here that the miraculous Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan is being popularly venerated today.

The story goes that Our Lady’s image was commissioned in Spain by an Augustinian priest assigned in Ilocos Sur. It was shipped to the Philippines in 1871, and was heading for Ilocos Sur when a storm forced the crew to seek refuge along the coastline of Darigayos, a barrio of Namacpacan.

When the storm subsided, they tried several times to continue their journey, but to no avail since strong winds would always force them back to the port. Finally, the ship’s captain decided to carry the image by land. But the carriage of Our Lady would not budge. So they thought that Our Lady, now in an old church beside the South China sea, must have chosen Namacpacan as her sanctuary.

Adjacent to the church is a museum containing the adorned dresses of Our Lady, lovingly preserved through the years. We once attended a 6:30 a.m. Holy Mass in Luna, and it was awesome to behold another majestic image of Our Lady on stained glass, atop the church entrance, as the morning sun shined through it!
In 1906, the town’s name was changed to Luna, from Namacpacan, but the town folks who became very attached to Our Lady of Namacpacan, kept her original name. By a special decree of Saint John XXIII, Our Lady of Namacpacan was canonically crowned on Nov. 24, 1959 (Novena to Our Lady of Namacpacan, The Blessed Virgin of the Immaculate Conception).

Through the intercession of Our Lady of Namacpacan we may yet discover our Filipino identity, as inspired by Jerrold Tarog’s masterpiece of a movie, “Heneral Luna.” Knowing our strengths and weaknesses, we may yet rise up as a nation to redeem ourselves and look to the future with renewed optimism to change for the better, for the sake of future generations. There is hope, starting with the coming elections, by choosing wisely the people who will lead us.

Contributed by:
CHING D. AUNARIO (chingauna@yahoo.com)

Repost: MTRCB Summons Ryzza Mae Dizon Show and Eat Bulaga Due to the “Child-Unfriendly Scenes”

Posted on : 12-09-2013 | By : TAG | In : Columns, News, Reviews

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TAG is reposting recent articles found in the web regarding MTRCB’s action on some TV shows which refers to children.
By Kim Bartolome On September 5, 2013

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has summoned GMA’s back-to-back shows The Ryzza Mae Show and Eat Bulaga regarding“alleged child-unfriendly scenes.”

On September 3, the government agency announced through its Twitter account that officials concerned with Eat Bulaga and The Ryzza Mae Show have been asked to attend a mandatory conference before the agency’s Ad Hoc Committee to be held this Thursday, September 5.

In a letter posted on its Twitter account, the MTRCB cited incidents in the two GMA-7 shows that will be investigated further:

The MTRCB Release the following statement regarding the summon to Ryzza Mae Show and Eat Bulaga:

The MTRCB called the programs Eat Bulaga and The Ryzza Mae Show to mandatory conference on 05 September 2013 for scenes allegedly insensitive and unfriendly to childre.

In Eat Bulaga’s 29 July 2013 episode, a host spat juice into the face of child actress-host Ryzza Mae Dizon. And during the 14 August 2013 episode of Ryzza Mae Show, a guest told the said child actress-host “landing bata ka” – to which the latter replied by pleading that she was just a child, and asking the said guest not to be harsh on her.
These scenes palpably violate the dignity of the child and have to be addressed by the show’s producer, TAPE, Inc., as well as GMA Channel 7 over which the said shows air.

The MTRCB hopes in the cooperation of all those concerned in finding out what caused these scenes, who are responsible therefor, and what immediate and concrete measures to be done so they do not happen again. In this connection, the MTRCB reiterates its serious and urgent concern for the welfare of children who are most vulnerable in media and entertainment.

On Surrogate Motherhood: “Ina Kapatid Anak”

Posted on : 02-12-2012 | By : tvadvo_vina | In : Reviews, TV

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An ABS-CBN primetime teleserye, Ina Kapatid Anak is a story about the family – a surrogate mother, a sister and a daughter. It features a powerhouse cast composed of four of the hottest young stars of their generation Kim Chui, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, and Maja Salvador; highly-acclaimed seasoned actors Janice de Belen, Cherry Pie Picache and Ariel Rivera; and well respected veteran stars Ronaldo Valdez, Pilar Pilapil and Eddie Gutierrez. It is directed by Don Cuaresma and Jojo Saguin.

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Read more by clicking on “Read Full Article”.

Commentaries: Teleseryes Today and Other TV Concerns

Posted on : 26-11-2012 | By : tvadvo_vina | In : Reviews

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TAG is thrilled to share with all of you how we had gotten positive feedback from the letters of concern which we have sent to MTRCB. We also sent out a response letter to a Philstar article about the different teleseryes being aired today in Philippine television. This article reinforces our advocacy to promote good values on TV.

Walang Hanggan – What Values are Shown?

Posted on : 26-11-2012 | By : tvadvo_vina | In : Feedback, Letters, Reviews

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TAG’s Ching Aunario and Gerly de Castro wrote to Philippine Star c/o Ms. Ana Maria Pamintuan, Editor-in-Chief, to express their comments regarding the TV series “Walang Hanggan” that was produced and aired by ABS-CBN.

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Click “Read Full Article” to view the content of the letter.

Be Careful With My Heart: A Review

Posted on : 26-11-2012 | By : tvadvo_vina | In : Reviews, TV

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This is one of the few or even rare teleseryes with many positive values portrayed within the family. A description of the characters will attest to this observation.

The female lead star, MAYA DELA ROSA (played by Jodie Sta. Maria), is a simple, idealistic provincial girl who dreams of becoming a flight stewardess but in a twist of events, ends up becoming a nanny for a wealthy family in Manila. She took the job in exchange for an educational scholarship from her boss, Richard Lim. She is very family-oriented and will do everything to make her family’s life in the province comfortable. She has an innocent charm, yet confident, and has a very positive attitude in life.

The boss, RICHARD LIM (played by Richard Yap), is a widower who happens to own an airline company and indeed very influential in the airline industry. He trapped MAYA into being a nanny for her youngest daughter. Aloof and strict at first, having just lost his beloved wife, he adjusted fast (with help from MAYA) and became a dedicated father, doing his best to spend time with his children. He would postpone office meetings or reschedule them to be present in his children’s school activities. He would celebrate birthdays, go out of town to bond with the family, including the extended family.

With the mother’s death, the three children of RICHARD became problematic – the eldest, LUKE, next, NIKKI, and the sweetheart of the family, ABBY. It is praiseworthy to hear ABBY calling her older siblings, Kuya and Ate. MAYA took it upon herself to bring RICHARD closer to his children and eventually, she succeeds in rebuilding the Lim family. MAYA’s very positive view of life enabled her to persevere in inculcating good values within the family, often bridging the gaps among them. Her “kapit-bisig” motto brought her strength to move on, no matter the difficulties.

Indeed, this series is a wholesome viewing for the family.

Feedback to MTRCB: Walang Hanggan

Posted on : 16-09-2012 | By : admin | In : Feedback, Letters, Reviews, TV

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Below is a letter sent by TAG members to MTRCB Chair Mrs. Grace Poe-Llamanzares last 06 July 2012:

Budoy

Posted on : 21-02-2012 | By : admin | In : Reviews

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How was everyone’s weekend? Here is something to start off the week with, a commentary on the ABS-CBN primetime show Budoy re: IVF (In vitro fertilization) by TAG member Gerly de Castro. What are your comments on the show and on IVF? Post your comments below or on our Facebook page.

TV Review: Amaya

Posted on : 29-10-2011 | By : admin | In : Reviews, TV

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The long weekend has finally begun! Lets start off with a TV review by our TAG member Girlie Lucila on GMA’s groundbreaking Epicserye Amaya. What do you think of the show? Would you recommend it for students to watch? Leave your comments below or on our Facebook page.