Friday, April 8, 2011

UNILEVER Pulls Ads On Willie Revillame and All Live Game Shows

FROLAN GRATE via Facebook reports on a Press Release by UNILEVER, Philippines announcing the company's temporary withdrawal of all advertising in live game shows on Philippine television networks in connection with a controversy involving Willie Revillame and the Willing Willie Show.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Procter & Gamble Suspends Advertising on Willing Willie

Procter and Gamble suspends advertising on Willing Willy (via the Pinoy Buzz Blog)  In an email from  Sol Liboro, Consumer Relations Manager, Procter & Gamble Distributing Phils, reportedly said:
 We would like to let you know that P&G always strives to advertise on programs that align with our values as a company and with our purpose to touch and improve life.  We routinely monitor the media in which our brands' messages appear and make advertising decisions that meet our policies and achieve our goals. As what we have mentioned in our first email, we are taking the Willing Willie case seriously and have been working closely with TV5 on the incident that happened in the said show last March 12, 2011.  We would like to inform you that we have suspended advertising on the show beginning April 7, 2011 while the incident is being reviewed and investigated by authorities.
Advertising & Marketing can easily survive even the permanent loss of a genre of television like The Willing Willie Show with Willie Revillame.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Life of the Mother and the Life of the Unborn

1987 upholds as a State Policy in Article II Section 12 the following provision:
1987 ART II Section 12. The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. It shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception. The natural and primary right and duty of parents in the rearing of the youth for civic efficiency and the development of moral character shall receive the support of the Government.
I believe that the controversial Reproductive Health Bill currently being fought over in Congress and far beyond it, in places like Ayala Alabang Village,  if passed into law, will be questioned before the Supreme Court for being violative of the above State Policy.

As with much of the 1987 Constitution, this passage contains words of Biblical proportions and importance which even reasonable men might have trouble agreeing upon the true meaning of, particularly in the bolded sentence above.

I would ask Philippine Commentary readers comment on what they think this provision means.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Infamous Willie Revillame and the Sexy Macho Child Dancer

The Willing Willie Show starring Willie Revillame is a daily 2-1/2 hour television "variety" show that airs a prime time (6:30-9:00pm) and used to be ABSCBN's top rated Wowwowee. The show host has recently been embroiled in charges of child abuse and exploitation. Follow the latest development on Blogwatch TV  

The latest atrocity from Mr. Revillame has to do with the above episode of the show and subsequent developments that have seen a firestorm of criticism against him from UNICEF Philippines, the Commission on Human Rights, the Dept of Social Welfare and Development and many in the Private Sector.  Even commercial sponsors are abandoning what appears to be a sinking SS Willie.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The False Expertise of Bishops on Human Love

OSCAR CRUZ, Bishop Emeritus of Lingayen, derides SEX (along with Methods & Number) --
Sex divorced from the human person becomes but a piece of meat. It is then made to stand as but the carnal means to enjoy and delight on—without relevance to the dignity of the human person and to the fundamental Ethics that governs human acts. Withdrawn from its human premise, sex becomes but an instrument of instinctive satisfaction proper of irrational beings devoid of responsibility and beyond accountability.
In my opinion, only someone who has never actually experienced human sexual love and been in a loving relationship between two human beings, could possibly be this theoretical about the subject matter! But the bishop blogger is in earnest about the moral hazards inherent in an activity which however, he himself could not possibly have any experience, much less, expertise. And he continues along the same vein:
Methods on how to enjoy and delight in sexual acts without its inherent significance and import—this is the central concern and main preoccupation of the Bill. What to wear and to drink as well as what will be subjected to surgical intervention—these are the main means forwarded by the Bill in order to separate the right to copulate from the obligation appended to copulation in terms of possible conception.
It is clear from this that Oscar Cruz does not want even married couples to enjoy GUILT-FREE or WORRY-FREE sex. In his book the "Right to Copulate" must always be mentally burdened by the actual possibility of getting pregnant as a deterrent to pure enjoyment.  In other words he denies the right of couples the most basic right involved in the Civil Right of Marriage: which to decide if and when they will try to procreate a new life to which they will commit their own lives to bring forth, to nurture and to support.

I am truly offended--on behalf of my own parents whom I know loved and cherished each other body and soul whenever they could with seven children running around--that Bishop Cruz ascribes such great evil in human beings for human experiences of which he apparently knows absolutely nothing about personally.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blogger's New Dynamic Views

Trying out the new Blogger feature for remixing this blog.

Flipcard, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot & Timeslide modes. Very interesting Blogger!