Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cry me a gimmick?

You know it's election time when Mar Roxas starts boo-hooing on TV. [h/t Chuvaness]



Someone did see this coming. From John Nery's Jan. 6, 2009 Inquirer column, “Korina's wedding and other ploys:”

“Not least, Mar Roxas and Korina will get married... In my view, the one event that will concentrate people’s minds on the 2010 election will be Sen. Mar Roxas’ marriage to longtime girlfriend and popular TV anchor Korina Sanchez.

“I am not being facetious, and I certainly don’t want to imply that I have any inside knowledge of the couple’s plans. But Roxas needs to hurdle an invisible barrier: No bachelor will win the presidency in a famously family-oriented polity. There are simply too many questions to answer. At the same time, the talk in the media industry is that Sanchez will go on leave by the second half of the year to help prepare for Roxas’ candidacy. Their fates are twined; why not make destiny formal?

“To be absolutely clear: Even if they marry for love, their marriage, or at least their wedding (the last time I looked two very different things), will be seen as an election ploy. That, in the context of a Charter change-weary country, is not necessarily a bad thing.”


If that lachrymal display only means Cha-cha won't prosper and there will be elections next year, then... (sigh) sige na nga. More, Mar, more.

What a life. The devil and the deep blue sea. Send in the friggin' clowns.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

parang sobra naman ang post na ito. eh ano ngayon kung ikakasal sila?

parang sobrang pessimistic naman nito, pati ba naman ang pagpapakasal...

What a life. The devil and the deep blue sea. Send in the friggin' clowns. --> NAMAN. kung ayaw mo kay mar eh di wag mong iboto. wag ka nang makialam sa kasal nila,

I hope the writer sticks na lang to what he claims he knows better...theater.

gibbs cadiz said...

excuse me? i pay my taxes like i hope you do, too. this is about a public official whose salary comes partly from my hard-earned taxes, and who will ask for my vote come election time. at the very least, i have a right to say what i want to say; besides, this is my blog. as you can see, i am allowing your comment to be posted, because i think your reaction needs to be addressed. you can't tell me to shut up. and, please, read the post more carefully: it's not so much about their wedding or even their love for each other, but about everything else that has accompanied the announcement. if their wedding happened last year, or would take place after the elections, you wouldn't hear a peep from me or from many others who are reacting derisively to all the schmaltzy crying (just check out other blogs). but that it's happening right before the elections--now, why shouldn't that be subject to speculation, that it's also a way to garner more votes at mapag-usapan? why shouldn't i subject his actions to scrutiny when he might possibly be president of my country one day? kung mahal mo si Mar, go vote for him. that's your right. but don't tell me to shut up because i won't. i have a suggestion for you: be more critical-minded. it would do you good. as to sticking to just one thing--maybe that's how you do it at your end. but some of us--many of us--can actually keep an eye on and handle more than one thing at the same time.

Diega said...

Oo nga. Parang hindi masyadong pinag-isipan ang comment ni Anonymous. Para ring wala siyang masyadong alam sa current issues ng pulitikang Pilipino.

Pero ok na rin na may mga taong ganito. Disillusioned kung baga. Kaya siguro gusto niya teatro na lang ang pag-usapan sa blog na ito haha.

beektur said...

May haters ka na. Another spike in your crown :)

beektur said...

oops, ginawa na pala yan ni william hurt sa broadcast news, hindi nga lang siya tumatakbo sa politika. nasa media rin ba si mar roxas? pero maganda ang video niya with the tricycle kids ha...endless feeder for spoofs.

gibbs cadiz said...

hehe, BEEKTUR, i expect even more parody-perfect material as the election draws near. :)

Mickey said...

wow, isang litanya para kay anonymous. gibbs, i so agree and eto lang masasabi ko, are filipinos THAT CLUELESS na isa itong stratehiya para mapalapit sya sa mga masa. sobrang kabobohan naman, sana ma realize nila na ginagamit sila.

Anonymous said...

He may have lost the more educated person's respect (not so average sampling of our population sadly), but think about what he gained... generally speaking, with a little teleseryes-style action you win over the masses. Think about it... he's appealing to the ideas of love... emotions... things that any average person can understand and relate to-- and these are things that regardless of education or social standing, everyone has probably experienced at one point or another. He has to win them over first to even think about winning the election to then be able to make any changes in the Filipino way of thinking/psyche... He is not going to be able to really make a difference unless he first wins this election... and he is finding ways to get there... Not saying that his tactics are the most dignified way to win an election but just playing devils advocate. Let's just hope this is an act of some very strategic pr/campaign managers and not him... haha.

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