The 2015 round up continues for Teleseryes, and this time, we focus on notable performances, which by and large means at least three things, all on the part of the actors: an in depth understanding of the character’s persona, which consequently determines the arc of development towards discovery or transformation; a tempered, nuanced portrayal of… Continue reading The Notable Teleserye Performances of 2015
Panayam sa Heights Creative Talk, Nobyembre 6, 2015, Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila Kahapon ay ipinagdiwang ng programang Eat Bulaga ang “17th week-sary” ng samahang Aldub. Ang tagal na pala talaga, kung tutuusin, at talagang naitaguyod at napanindigan nito ang kasikatan, kung susumahin ang milyong tweets nang itanghal nito ang sinasabing “Tamang Panahon” sa Philippine Arena,… Continue reading Ang Sinasabi ng Aldub
The “Aldub” Sensation has been going on for more than a month now in the longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga! since that fateful moment when the protagonists in the “kalyeserye” so called started exchanging charming greetings between split screens and what used to be live locality encounters lorded over by the triumvirate of Paolo… Continue reading What’s up with Aldub?
At the core of all the adventures (or misadventures) of a teleserye, the Philippine soap opera, there is but one important element that is often undervalued, simply because many people have been conditioned (perhaps by class consciousness or education) to dismiss it for its tawdry performance and lack of sophistication: love, romance. But romance is… Continue reading Love in the Time of the Teleserye
Delivered at the University of the Philippines Writers Club Lecture Series, Recto Hall, Faculty Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, February 18, 2015. It may sound curious, our configuration of two keywords—originality and teleserye—but reading them together proves to exemplify what Lucilla Hosillos once called the Filipino Literary Achievement. Despite the dissatisfaction of many for… Continue reading My Soap Opera has a Name: Originality and the Teleserye
In 2000, at the turn of the century, ABS-CBN soap opera Pangako Sa ‘Yo promised to be the new face of the Philippine soap opera for the new millennium. It promised to be larger than life, to become Philippine drama at its finest. Its multi-character, three generations narrative sought to redefine Pinoy romance by entangling… Continue reading The promise of Pangako Sa ‘Yo