Let us forget the bad news at the moment and look at some of the successes our little country has lately.
Our TV dramas are popular across
She was very excited about the trip, eager to learn more about the country and its people. She imagined the Philippines to be an eternal fiesta of Spanish and Chinese Third-World flair, filled with warm and accommodating people who all speak with a clear American accent, where all men have the handsome earthy appeal of Jericho Rosales and women the heavenly mestiza charms of Kristine Hermosa (thanks to Filipino soap operas that have become so popular here in Malaysia).It was certainly one of the most honest cultural impressions I’ve ever heard, and quite amusingly, one shared by many. In my German friend’s opinion, the Philippines is one of the most open-minded countries in Southeast Asia. I found this view rather interesting, especially since it came from a European who’s never stepped foot in the Philippines and whose only direct exposure to the country was me.The funny thing about cultural impressions is that they often come from a place of both acute perception and blatant ignorance, split in the middle by what is painfully true. But they are what they are—impressions.Source
The power of media is being displayed in the preceding article.
It would help if our government promotes this mini-Filipino "wave" for lack of a better term. I mean it would count as an export therefore earn dollars, and save dollars too. Instead of buying costly ads to promote WOW
Filipino tele-novelas very popular in Asian countries
by Olive Tiu
The Filipino tele-novelas are very popular in
Indonesians and Malaysians also swoon over Jericho Rosales, Deither Ocampo, John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Kristine Hermosa, Heart Evangelista and other tele-novela heroes and heroines. They watch Filipino novellas like Ikaw Ang Lahat sa Akin, Gulong ng Palad and many other Filipino tele-novelas which are being shown in their television channels.
The media from the Southeast Asian Countries said they love the Filipino telenovelas more than the telenovelas from other countries because they have better stories and that the Filipino actors and actresses are more good- looking, more intelligent and more talented than their counterparts.
Ms. Che Rohana Che Omar of Radio Television
This revelation is a big boost to the