Suzette Doctolero says criticism of Ogie Diaz is "irrelevant"; says Bagani comment is unrelated to network war

by Kaye Guerrero
May 7, 2018
Suzette Doctolero: "Mas ok na sa akin na palpak ang cpr ni ateng nurse kaysa gawing katatawanan ang kultura."

GMA-7 headwriter Suzette Doctolero engages ABS-CBN talent Ogie Diaz in a word war because of criticisms he made regarding Kambal Karibal.

Suzette, who currently serves as creative consultant of Kambal Karibal, dismissed Ogie's criticism as "irrelevant."

The controversial scene was shown in the April 30 episode of the Kapuso prime-time series. A nurse tried to revive Geraldine (played by Carmina Villarroel) who was involved in a car accident with Allan (played by Alfred Vargas).

However, the extra playing the nurse did not show the correct way of administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR.

Through her Facebook account, Suzette admitted that the CPR was done incorrectly but she claimed that these kinds of mistakes are done by other TV shows in other TV stations as well.

Suzette wrote (published as is):

"Irrelevant, your honor.

"Wala pong cultural misappropriation at walang naganap na pambababoy sa ating cultural identities dito sa maling cpr ni ateng talent nurse hahahaha.

"Kung ganito kababaw ang gustong argumento, pwede ko ring ibato ang marami ding directorial booboos na naganap dyan pero no, di ko gustong puntahan ang level na iyan lalo't alam kong halos 24 oras na nagtatrabaho ang production people ng lahat ng network so hindi maiaalis na magkaroon talaga ng ganyang palpak sa kahit saang show, sa kahit saang channel."

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The Kapuso headwriter also raised the issue of cultural appropriation which is defined by as "the adoption of certain elements from another culture without the consent of people who belong to that culture."

It will be recalled that in an article published by, Suzette slammed the way that ABS-CBN depicted babaylans in its fantaserye Bagani.

Suzette asked people to focus on the issue of taking culture seriously. She said she preferred to make a mistake regarding CPR instead of making the mistake of poking fun at Philippine culture.

She wrote:

"Dont use this para ideflect ang issue.

"Mas ok na sa akin na palpak ang cpr ni ateng nurse kaysa gawing katatawanan ang kultura. Ayusin ang argumento bago sumabak sa gyera. Isip pa. Huwag shallow and petty."

Suzette also pointed out that her comment about Bagani had nothing to do with the network war.

She said that she gives praise to films that they release, presumably referring to movies produced by Star Cinema, the film production arm of ABS-CBN.

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"Huwag ding masyadong butthurt sa puna ko lalo at pinupuri ko at ene endorso sa aking fb page ang magagandang pelikulang inilalabas ninyo so wala akong pake sa network war. Stand ko ito as a Filipino."

Through her Twitter account, Suzette also responded to a netizen who condemned her for pointing out the mistakes of a rival TV station while overlooking the mistakes done by her home network.

A netizen using the Twitter handle @RSMallari wrote:

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"I think @SuziDoctolero should start looking at her garden before throwing shit on other's. She has the audicity [sic] to criticize Abs-Cbn's show when GMA's shows suck and mostly rip-offs. Whatever happened to the GMA of old?' It used to be the trailblazer. Guess it needs 'CPR'."

In response, Suzette wrote that there is a need for everyone to speak up when it comes to discussing Pinoy culture.

The Kapuso creative consultant wrote: "Tatlo ang istasyon. Isa lang ang ating kultura. At yang kultura na yan ang malawak na garden ko. Natin. Nating lahat. Bakit di iimik at di tatalak?"

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