English in Philippine Movies
Tagalog getting used less and less in Movies
If you notice, a lot of lines in Philippine movies are now in English. Most of the time, these characters are playing a rich person or an executive. These are positions that the masses aspire to. There might be another reason why a lot of lines are in English. These movies are shown abroad for the Filipinos to watch in regular theatres. Producers might be trying to attract the second generations of Filipinos. If most of the lines are in English, producers avoid the cost of either putting subtitles or dubbing them in English. If forced to do either one, producers will probably avoid using subtitles. Hindi relaxing manood kasi ng movie na may subtitles, hindi ba? What do you think?
Offloading should be Banned
Off-loading, whatever the excuse, whether to protect “possible” victims of human trafficking, or any other explanation, would smell just as bad. BIR clarified that if Filipinos have a tourist visa from another country, they should be allowed to leave. However, there have been instances where Filipinos with tourist visas were offloaded or barred from leaving just because they assume the person is a victim of human trafficking or plan to overstay and work abroad. So what? If Filipinos have a tourist visa to the destination, they have a “right” to leave. If they plan to overstay and work, that is not the problem of the Philippines. If the receiving country granted them a visa, what is the problem and why make it our problem?
It is election time again in Toronto. And once, Olivia Chow is favourite. Based on surveys, she is ahead of Rob Ford (PHOTO). This is what happened to George Smitherman before. They say the race was close, that they are neck to neck. Rob Ford barely campagined, or less visible that George Smitherman during the campagin. With two months to go, Rob Ford started becoming visible. They had a debate which neither side won, I think. I can’t remember the debate. On election day, George Smitherman conceded defeat after 12 minutes of closing time. Rob Ford won decisively.
Truth on Election Day
People rarely tell the truth during surveys. Most people tell the pollsters what everybody wants to hear. They have the feeling that if they tell them an opinion that is not popular, they will be harassed, either by the person doing the survey or other people. They probably ahve the feeling that the person will argue with them longer if they say something unpopular. people do not trust surveys nor do they trust the people asking them. They also think that the pollster will probably trash your opinion also. So, to save everyone time and money, they just say what is popular.
John Tory, Karen Stintz and David Soknacki joined the Mayoral race just to confuse people. They say that Olivia Chow has the race representing the left of politics so people will identify her easily. To the right of politics, is Rob Ford and Tory, Stintz and Soknacki. That’s a load of crap. This will boil down to Rob Ford versus Olivia Chow. I put my 1 dollar on Rob Ford.
US to help in Talking
Russia has already taken Crimea and the US did nothing. Europe did nothing. Unless your country has vast oil reserves, do not expect the United States to come to your aid militarily in a heartbeat. Look what happened to Iraq hen Saddam attacked Kuwait. We’re not really sure whether US came to the aid of Kuwait or was worried about Saudi Arabia. Let’s talk about the Philippines. Do we have oil? Nada. Ay naku patay na.
Filipinos in the Running
Rafael Fabregas is asking for your help in securing the federal Liberal nomination for Scarborough Centre. If nominated, he will be the Liberal’s representative to run for the House of Commons. Ace Alvarez is running for Trustee in Scarborough. I know Ace personally and I wish him all the luck.