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
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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
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