PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) brings you its top 5 comments for the month of March.
The ratings were based on two simple criteria—relevance and impact. Pitch point or punch line was also considered.
The entries include the title of the article, the actual quote, the user's name, and the time and date of posting. Here they are, in random order. Enjoy reading!
Ara Mina still can't decide whether to run or not for councilor
"...masakit man aminin, nananalo ang mga artista dahil sa mga fans nila. sana maisip ng mga pinoy na botante na walang sumisigaw ng "cut!" sa pulitika ‘pag nagkamali ang isang mambabatas"—gingersnap, posted on March 16, 2007 at 05:30 AM.
Gingersnap obviously points out the current reality that more and more celebrities are joining the political rat race. The benefit of winning the candidacy without the prior experience of running or managing the affairs of state can be possible, thanks to the legion of fans the celebrity has.
Echoing her thoughts, the voters have to remember that starring in the political stage is a completely different experience. In the world of politics, there are no scripts, directors, and "cuts," only the "action" of making a beneficial difference for the country.
2. Kris-James-Hope controversy already a closed book?
"..i find the whole situation amusing kase eh ...kala ni kris, walang katapusan ang mataas nyang lipad, si james namn, napaka deceiving ng looks...honestly, para silang 1 telenovela na ang sarap subaybayan."— thea_baraan, posted on March 19, 2007 at 15:51 PM.
This comment shows the typical Filipino's need for amusement, like in this case, in the form of a showbiz controversy. It makes sense that thea_baraan likened this controversy to a telenovela, where there are contravidas trying to make the life of the lead character a living nightmare, with twists along the way.
But talking about the Kris-James-Hope saga, the confounding question is who's the "bida?" And unlike the characters in the telenovela, the stars involved truly experience and feel the pain and the damage.
3. Jeremy Marquez: "Gusto ko munang ipahinga ang puso ko."
"Why gwapo ka ba pare?—joey_la, posted on March 6, 2007 at 14:16 PM.
Funny or offensive? PEP's verdict is the former. After all, everyone is entitled to his own opinion, right Joey_la?
4. Ai-Ai delas Alas apologizes to James Yap
"Anyone who undergone crisis in her/his life will understand what James is undergoing right now. Any comments that is not helpful to the situation will be taken as hurtful. So James has every right to feel that way Ai Ai so you must be humble enough to say sorry. You may think its just a joke but to the agrieved party its not. Its will be considered as "rubbing salt to the wound". You are not in his situation thats why you take it badly. Ikaw nga nasasaktan na pinagsabihan ka when in fact he has the right. You are not included with Kris & James affair..."—juppey, posted on March 19, 2007 at 20:37 PM.
In showbiz, "talking" has several implications—is it to crave for publicity or speak the truth? is it going to help or worsen a situation? If juppey's a star, he/she is definitely for truth and peace. And if James Yap would have a press statement, this comment would make a very good piece.
5. Danica and Marc shouldered their wedding expenses
"wow, yan ang ikakasal, talagang pinaninindigan nila na kaya na nilang lumagay sa tahimik at mag start ng sariling buhay mag-asawa. More power to you Marc & Nica!"—Pearlie, posted on March 9, 2007 at 17:08 PM.
This comment was chosen due to its positive demeanor. In the complicated world of showbiz—where rumors, controversies, and bad press are rampant—good-natured stories are still very much appreciated. People can differentiate the truth from a publicity stint.
There are a thousand more comments which certainly deserve to be included in the top list, but PEP decided to pick from the March entries—they're still hot and fresh! You may have also noticed that the chosen feedback have different tones—downright funny, sensible, concerned, positive—this is to show that PEP is dynamic and unpredictable just like the world of showbiz!
To the funny guy, the concerned citizen, the sensible lady, the well-wisher, the amused gal, and to all users—PEP thanks you for all your feedback. Keep on posting!