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Sorry Not Sorry.

Honestly, if I do not know who these people are I would feel sorry and touched by the act. But I do feel sorry for not feeling sorry towards them. 195 more words


Love in the Time of the Teleserye

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. 1,163 more words


The Standard for the Teleserye

Yesterday, I attended the UP Writers Club Lecture Series on “Research for Creative Writing” and “Originality and the Telenovela“. The former focused on the ethics on Filipino fantastic writing, while the latter focused on, obviously, the telenovela – or as it discussed, the term, the teleserye. 208 more words


My Soap Opera has a Name: Originality and 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. 2,934 more words


The promise of Pangako Sa ‘Yo

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. 1,429 more words



I’m starting a project in which I watch and review Philippine teleseryes. I have a short list so far:


Of teleserye and genre fiction

Being a Filipino, I grew up watching teleseryes. I remember Pangako Sa ‘Yo, which can probably considered a classic, to be honest. But the shows like  697 more words