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Friday, January 24, 2020

ABS-CBN Apologizes for Unacceptable Portrayal of Butuan City in 'A Soldier's Heart,' After Congressman Reacts

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126 comments:

  1. No need for the apology as it is clear that events on the drama are pure fiction but glad ABS-CBN took the high road.

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    1. Events are fictional but the setting exists. Butuan is one of the peaceful cities in Mindanao.

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    2. 1:05 Pwede naman na sa Butuan nila sa serye magulo. What's the big fuss ba eh palabas lang naman iyan.

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    3. 1:05 pag sumulat ako ng screenplay at sinabi ko ba na may bomb explosion sa kahit anong lugar sa Pilipinas, Hindi na pwede iyon? Masyado kang woke. Please lang. Obvious naman na it's not the intention of the writers to malign. Kathang isip bg writers iyon na may ganyan na nangyari sa Butuan.

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    4. Agree with this. Glad hindi na pinalaki pa ang issue na to though there's really no need for an apology namam.

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    5. 1:30 No need for an apology? Tama lang na he raised awareness na safe ang city nila.

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    6. 1:22 Because, fictional or not, there will be a stigma that Butuan City is a warzone. It may affect their tourism. Most of the Metro Manila people pa naman who have never been outside the capital tend to make hasty generalizations about Mindanao from what they have watched on TV. Maraming beses na akong tinanong, "Safe ba sa Davao?" all because of national TV's depiction of Mindanao. Kung fictional, why don't they film somewhere else, like in Luzon or in Visayas? Bakit kailangan Mindanao?

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    7. Kung hindi kayo tiga dyan siguro walang impact sa inyo.Oero paano nga naman yung mga tiga Butuan.Ang concern nila is their tourism.Mamaya matakot ang tao bumisita dyan banda.

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    8. 1:22 true ka jan. Ang daming misconceptions about Mindanao and its provinces all because of the way media projects the island.

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    9. @2:40 exactly. Ignorant people don't care about others until the same thing happens to them.

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    10. Put disclaimer on every start of the program like what they do in Kdramas. Pero ooop we are sensitive like that so...

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    11. Nah. I dont think people are that stupid to think that. 2:40am

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    12. 2:40 alam mo when a crew visits a place nagdagdag yAn ng kabuhayan kahit panandalian sa local residents. Taas naman ng ere na too good ang place nyo to shoot, hello industry kaya yan sa Georgia at sa Canada just so you know, kahiya naman sa place nyo.

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    13. wala bang disclaimer yung show? dapat pati city fiction. minsan ganun sa hollywood, to avoid conflict. minsan ewan din tlga mga show sa pinas, di mo alam kung sadya for publicity’s sake.

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    14. sa panahon ngayon na parang warzone talaga ang mindanao, mabuti na yang macorrect na hindi ganun sa butuan irl.

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    15. Kawawa nga yung Manila palaging nasa negative light sa mga serye pero di naman sila nagagalit haha

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    16. correct anon 2:40. mostly talaga ng tao, not just from manila, kung ano mapanood un na ang ineexpect nilang totoong nanyayari. aminin natin, masyadong gullible ang pinoy.

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    17. I agree 2:40.. Mas maiintindihan kong fictional kung sabihin nila na ang lugar ay nagngangalang Encantadia/Etheria/Sansinukob. Nagiging stigma na kasi ng mga tao specially sa Norte na ang Mindanao ay warzone at lahat ng mga muslim ay mga warfreak.

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    18. 1:11 another insensitive comment. Bago kayo magsalita alamin niyo ang stigma tungkol sa Mindanao. Ngayon mamimili na lang ang mga teleserye ng random places sa Mindanao at gaganyanin. Sana dun talaga sa magugulong area sa Mindanao ang setting. Wag yung mga peaceful cities i-damay. We already struggle with tourism kaya you don't know the pain of these stigma about our home.

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    19. 6:15 Unfortunately, they are. Ilang beses na akong naka-encounter ng mga taga-Luzon na ganyan, kasi sa work ko central office namin nasa BGC and Mindanao-based ako. It’s about more than just sensitivity if you’re really here. And to answer 1:11, ‘yung depiction naman kasi na ginagawa ng TV and film industry sa Manila nangyayari talaga doon. Peaceful kaya sa Butuan. Dapat kasi nagpaalam muna sila sa Mayor bago ginamit ‘yung name ng city.

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    20. Omg, seryoso ka 1:44pm? Di mo madistinguish ang fiction sa non fiction unless sobrang fictitious names ang gagamitin? I feel so sorry for you...

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    21. kung avengers nag warla sa butuan for sure ipagmamalaki pa nila un.

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    22. Sympre iba naman ang superhero movie. Mga kapwa may superpowers ang kalaban.

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    23. Protocol kasi dito if the situation is fictional make the place fictional as well, especially this is a sensitive case kasi mindanao is already stereotyped. Hindi malayong magkastigma and butuan because its in mindanao and not all viewers are well informed of the things going on in mindanao

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    24. BAKIT KAYA WALA NAMANG POLITICIAN ANG NAG-COMPLAIN KAPAG MAY MGA GANIYANG EKSENA SA SHOWS NA SA MANILA ANG SETTING?

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    25. 6:42 kasi alam nilang totoo.

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  2. support pa more!!!

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  3. OA naman ni congressman

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    1. OA pala? Eh di sana Manila na lang yung ginawang example ng bombing. Bakit basta may bombing puro mindanao yung mga lugar na ginagamit sa tv? Fiction lang naman pala eh so bakit di gamitin ang manila? Duh?

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    2. 10:58 narinig nyo nag complain taga tondo sa depiction sa lugar nila? Fyi hindi lahat ganun sa lugar na yun, I should know kase dun ako nag PGI sa isang hospital, there are good people there. Dami ng problema dagdag pa kase yang kababawan na yan.

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  4. Kaka start pa lang ng show ni Budoy may issue na agad, jinx talaga haha pati yung ibang cast

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    1. 12:52 jinks ba yung ang taas ng ratings kahit sobrang late na pinapalabas? ang jinx sa buhay mo yang kanegahan mo.

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    2. 12:52 bitter ka dahil hindi nyo napabagsak si Budoy?

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  5. So among mangyayari? Iibahin na ba story? Ganun oa din naman di ba? Unless lagi ilalagay may disclaimer. Siguro kasi dapat gumawa na lang sila ng fictitious town instead of using a real city in mindanao.

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  6. Sensitive naman. Palabas lang naman yan. Ibig sabihin fiction. Mga politiko, sa mga walang kwentang bagay magaling. Pero tanungin mo kung may nagbago ba sa mahirap na pamumuhay ng constituents nila. Walang masagot. Napakahirap na lugar yan ah.

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    1. Pero sympre may factor sa tourism.

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    2. Alam mo ba kung gano kahirap puntahan yan? Hahah. Ako nga Pilipino napagod pumunta diyan at walang hotel masyado. Foreigners pa kaya. Yan muna unahin nila. Transpo at hotel accomodotion. Bangka at habal habal lang transpo nila diyan. Hotel eh kwarto na may papag lang.

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    3. 1:05 sa news naniniwala ang viewers hindi sa tv series alam ng lahat na fiction lang yan. kung ganyan ang mindset ng viewers edi sana wala ng bumibisita sa korea and US. lol

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    4. at 1:26 AM Baks, ano era ka pumunta? LOL

      It hosts one of the busiest airports in the country, the Bancasi Airport. The airport is classified as a Principal Domestic Airport Class 1 by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

      May taxi dun baks, may e-bus sa city, may jeep.
      Bat ka sumakay ng bangka? hahaha

      Hotels? Pension House? Inns? Motels? AirBnb? More than hundred po bakla.

      Daming universities din at malls alangan naman mag bangka baks.

      Research ka din, 2020 na. Kaloka ka. Mema lang.

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    5. 1:26. Obvious na hindi ka pa nakapunta ng Butuan sa mga pinagsasabi mo. Highly urbanized city na sya BAGO PA MAN naging syudad ang karamihan ng syudad ng Metro Manila. Maraming hotels at marami din ang modes of transportation dito. Mag google ka na lang at ayoko ko nang mag lista kung anong meron pa dun.

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    6. 2:35 ooows naman kelan ka pumunta ng Butuan? I have friends who have recently went to Butuan and they swear they will go back.

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    7. Nakapunta ka na ba talaga sa Butuan???

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    8. 1:26 Anong pinagsasabi mo diyan? There are taxis, tricycles, jeeps and buses that ply the streets of Butuan. And there are a lot of hotels, pension houses, inns and AirBNBs as well. There are also at least 5 daily flights to and from Manila every single day as well.Get a grip. Of course the congressman would react because he is protecting the image of the city he serves. Considering that there is a stereotype from geographically-challenged Pinoys like you who thinks that the entirety of Mindanao is undeveloped and unsafe, he wants to correct that stupid misconception. The writers should have just exerted more effort into their research.

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    9. @1:26 It sounds like hindi ka pa nka punta sa Butuan! ? I beg to disagree na mahirap puntahan, Maraming transpo dya at pumunta ka kasi sa city mismo so you'll appreciate the town more! Kaloka.

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    10. 1:26 What? Butuan City is a 1st class highly urbanized city. May direct bus route from Davao City and vise-versa 24/7. Anong pinagsasabi mong mahirap puntahan? FYI, may mga hotels sa Butuan, what are you thinking?

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    11. HAHAHA sorry naman hindi pala Butuan un tinutukoy ko Dinagat Islands. Naconfuse ako. Soweeee HAHAHA - 1:26

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    12. ano pinagsasabi mo? hindi problema ang land or air transportation sa butuan.. maunlad po ang butuan.. it's a highly urbanized city at i search mo kung iilan lang highly urbanized cities sa pinas para matauhan ka

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    13. Hindi informed ang mga tao dito. Kasi ang alam lang nila ang Davao ang thriving city sa Mindanao.

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  7. Why do I feel like this is a PR stunt?

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  8. may nanonood ba ng show na yan . parang sinadya naman yan para lang mapag usapan

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    1. Magcocomment ba si congressman kung di sya nanood?

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    2. ako, nanonood...ang ganda kaya :)

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    3. Try mo panoorin,actually maganda pala siya,yun lang iniiskip ko kapag nakapokus kay budoy. Siya ang weakest link dun pagdating sa aktingan. Lamon na lamon siya ni Vin Abrenica at yung Angelo Ilagan.

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    4. count me out! kahit gano pa kaganda yan lols!

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    5. Ako din, I watch it. Maganda and magaling sila umarte.

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    6. @12:55 Oo maraming nanonood kaya nga pinag-uusapan at kung bakit nakikisawsaw ka din.

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    7. Pinapanood namin kahit gabi na. Maganda ang serye, parang movie. Magagaling din ang actors. Kudos din sa writer at director ng ASH. Good job.

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    8. Magaling si Gerald. Role ng isang sundalo talaga ang bagay sa kanya. Actually magagaling silang lahat. Kaya nga pinapanood ng marami dahil maganda ang serye at magagaling ang artista.

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  9. Hahahaha..nega na nga cast, pati ba naman sa story eh sumablay pa. Good luck na lang kung tatagal to.

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    1. 12:59 Nega? Kaya pala mataas ang ratings. Ibig sabihin maraming nanonood.

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  10. Dba fiction naman yun. There usually is a disclaimer for fictional shows.

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    1. Fiction pero this time kc dapat lahat ng ihahatag mo sa manonood ei makatotohanan dahil lahat pupunain ng mga mapanghusgang lipunan hehe

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  11. Ano ba Yan ang OA ng Pinas. Sa hollywood nga Mas malala pinapasabog pa ang white house di naman magagalit Sina trump at Obama.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA na tawa ako baks OA talaga

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  12. kaya takot mag explore yung mga writers natin dito kasi konting kibot may nag iinarte eh alam naman ng lahat ng fiction lang yan ang ending yung mga series natin dito hindi na nag evolve paulit ulit ng agawan ng mana, kabitan, family conflict. eh kung yan yung reality tanggapin! jusko may napanuod nga akong korean series na "lawless country" daw tayo. i coudnt agree more kaya nga may nakakawalang kriminal dito at yung iba nakakabalik pa sa pwesto. nakakahiya pero totoo naman. lol

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    1. Ay true yang last sentence mo. Nasa Eu ako baks at minsan kay makakasalamuha ka tlagang foreigner na maraming nababasa about politics natin at nakakhiya ang ganyang topic. Jusko pagganyan na ang usapan, ayoko na kumibo. Hahaha, nakakhiya.

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    2. Actually lagi nilang nababanggit ang pinas sa series nila ginagawang takbuhan ng mga kriminal nila, nakakatawang/nakakalungkot lang isipin na ganun ang tingin nila sa pilipinas.

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    3. Same lang din yan sa foreign films where their writers portray our entire country as a terrorist nation.

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  13. Some people need to widen their knowledge talaga. Aren't they aware how much US and International shows portray alot of cities, agencies etc in a bad light? BUT ALL ON TV BECAUSE IT IS FICTION!!! The times we live in talaga.

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    1. tapos galit galitan sa mmff movie kesohadang cheap daw pero pag binigyan mo naman ng dekalidad na mapapanuod galit galitan pa din. hahaha

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    2. I'll throw back the "people need to widen their knowledge" back at you: Mindanao is a HUGE place. Hindi po lahat magulo. Butuan? Hindi po magulo. I've been there. Have you?

      What's being done here is propagating MISINFORMATION, not knowledge. If they want to properly educate people through their show, then they should've informed people is that most areas in Mindanao are safe. To think their main star has roots in GenSan! My goodness!

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  14. ang OA naman fiction nga e
    para wala na lang problema gawa na rin sila nang fictional place

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  15. Hindi po OA yan. If Cebu yan, for sure may magre-react din. Bakit kasi real name ng city ang ginamit. Alam naman ng lahat ng fictional story yan, sana they make their own city name na rin! As easy as that.

    Taga Mindanao ako, sensitive ako pag sinasabing ayaw pumunta ng mga dayuhan sa Mindanao kasi maraming terorista at NPA. Wala naman sa lugar namin. It’s like you have to explain it over and over again na hindi po dangerous yung lugar namin kasi malayo po yung may mga terrorist group. Ibang isla.

    Kaya nagre-react yan taga Butuan kasi its hard to build and maintain a good reputation to attract tourists po from all over the country especially foreigns. Siguro naman po, we want our own city to improve po especially yung image.

    Opinion ko lang po. TY

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    1. Insensitive kasi ang mga taga ibang lugar. Hindi nila alam ang struggle ng Mindanao na lagi sinasabi hindi safe. Meron magugulong lugar pero sa amin din wala namang gulo katulad sa tv. Ang portrayal kasi na lagi putokan na translate na sa isip ng iba na wag na lang pumuta sa Mindanao. Ang daming magagandang lugar sa amin na hindi bigyan ng chance kasi nga sa mga ganyan mga teleserye.

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    2. Agree ako. Dapat talaga gumawa lamg sila ng fictitious town. Hindi gumamit ng actual city na nageexist in Mindanao. Agree din ako na hindi ito pagiging sensitive. May point naman. Tama ka ate. I’m with you.

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    3. 1:16 agree, la lang pake mga nagsasabing sensitive at OA dahil hindi lugar nila ang ini-stereotype.

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    4. Kasi di nyo mapaghiwalay ang reality sa fiction. Kayo yung mga tipong galit na galit sa mga artista who plays kontrabida kasi di nyo kaya ihiwalay yung role nya vs sa kung sino sya.

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    5. Yung ibang tao kasi na nagcocomment ay insensitive sa nararamdaman at opinion ng tiga Butuan.Respetuhin sana natin yung mga kababayan natin tiga doon at ang kanilang pananaw kasi lugar nila yan.

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    6. 2:02 shunga kung foreigner ang gumawa ng movie tapos stereotyped ang Pilipinas magbubwelta ang mga Pinoy.

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    7. I agree with you. Hindi ako taga mindanao pero bata pa lang ako na-ingrain na sa utak ko na nakakatakot dun. Lagi kong naririnig yung song na cotabato. Song lang yun pero anglaki ng impact. Me mga batang nakakapanood ng serye and di nmn lahat ng magulang nagpapaliwanag sa mga nakikita ng mga bata.

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    8. I am from Mindanao. From Agusan Sur, just a neighbor and sister province of Agusan del Norte where Butuan is and I am in no way offended by the story. What this country needs or perhaps what our people needs is a good literary education. My goodness, I am not a fan of Gerald Anderson pero bigyan naman natin ang writers natin ng artistic freedom. Kaya pare pareho lang mga storya hinahain sa atin kasi takot ang tao mag react.

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    9. Mindanao is such a beautiful place worthy ipagmalaki. Sayang dahil nagkaron ng stigma mga tao na magulo ang lugar dahil na rin sa madalas magamit sa mga series. yes may areas na magulo pero di buo Mindanao. Kung taga luzon o visayas ka at di mo pa nasilip ang Mindanao, it's about time that you do because the best beaches are ib that area. You are missing a lot.

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    10. @2:02 no sis, some people are too lazy to do their research, ang daming gullible sa panahon ngayon. Pagod na kaming taga Mindanao na ma-stereotype yung lugar namin.

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    11. Taga gensan ako pero pag may magtanong sa akin if di ba delikado sa amin kasi nasa mindanao? Di ako naoofend kasi confident ako sa lugar namun ba di magulo. Kung maoffend ka baka nga totoong magulo lugar nyo.

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    12. true ako nga di pa pinapanood nyan, takot na pumunta sa mindanao eh di lalo n pag pinanood yan. agree with u, gumamit sila ibang name ng lugar. as a viewer ng khit anong teleserye, youll gonna search for that place kung ganun nga ang nangyayari since existing sya sa real world, at di fictional place at talagang alam ntin sa mindanan my mga nagaganap na ganun so we will think na totoo din na nagyayari dun.

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    13. 10:47 ano bang karapatan ng teleserye para mamili ng city tapos bibigyan ng bad light. Iba ang Hollywood kasi New York or LA ang mga setting. Ang difference is sikat ang NY at LA and tourist area na talaga. While Butuan works hard para gawin safe ang city at baka may plano na maging tourist destination one day.

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    14. 10:47 anong klaseng logic yan?

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  16. I used to live in Butuan City and pride kasi ng lungsod is top 5 po sila sa lowest crime rate in the Philippines. Wala pang maski isang terorista or pangbobomba na naganap dun. Peaceful dun and they are trying to boost their tourism. People have this notion kasi na basta Mindanao, giyera na, may terrorism and all kaya wala masyado turista. Hindi known ang Butuan City kaya hindi mo maipagkakaila na may pangamba na baka the viewers will perceive the city as such. Well, aside sa pampam talaga yang nagreklamo na yan.

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  17. Bakit nga batuan pa ang setting. May nabasa ako na okay naman ang lugar na yun. Ibang place na lang kawawa kasi kung maapektuhan ang tourism nila.

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  18. Butuan is a very safe place in mindanao. Na gegeneralize kasi na mindanao all magulo at war zone. Kaya affected always tourism.

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  19. Naku naman si budoy parang kaka umpisa palang parang di na maganda mga feedback

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    1. anong connect sa lead star? nanood ka ba? ang ganda kaya ng show.

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    2. This is so far the best teleserye ng Abs ngayon. I am more proud of our military now. I love the Philippines more.

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    3. 1:33 ang issue lang ni cong ay pag gamit sa kanyang butuan other than that maganda ang feedback ng show. writer's fault yan hindi ng cast refresh mo naman utak mo masyado ka ng obsessed kay budoy.

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    4. Ganda ng show. Mga kapatid kong lalaki inaabangan din gabi gabi.

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    5. 1:33 ang gaganda ng feedback ateng. Huwag mong niloloko ang sarili mo dahil lang sa kabitteran.

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    6. 1:33 Gerald is not perfect, pero hindi sya masamang tao tulad ng gusto nyong palabasin. Marami din syang nagawang kabutihan sa kapwa, sa pamilya at mga kaibigan. You cannot put a good man down.

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  20. Fiction na nga may disclaimer pa pero may reklamo pa rin? Oh pnas. Kudos to abs for the unnecessary apology

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    1. I agree with you. Ang mas dapat gawin ay i-educate ang mga viewers na huwag paniwalaan ang lahat ng napapanood nila at face value. Dapat matuto din sila mag research, mag-weigh ng mga facts, maghimay ng totoo mula sa di totoo at mag decide para sa sarili nila. Year 2020 na pero karamihan pa rin sa mga Pinoy viewers, di alam ihiwalay ang fact from fiction.

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  21. if you're from Mindanao, you'll understand the sentiments... So many ignorant Filipinos kahit 2020 na... I'm here in the US and whenever I said I'm proudly from Mindanao, Pinoys would crack a joke like are you Abu sayyaf's wife? or "Oi, daming bombahan doon." Etc....Nakakarindi rin.

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    1. Stereotypes are based on reality. Marami naman talagang giyera at gulo sa Mindanao but generalizing is not ok, still there's some truth in it.

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    2. We also hail from Mindanao,not everything is a war zone.

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    3. 2:43 have you ever been in Mindanao? I'm born here, living day to say here, never akong naka experience ng gulo o giyera sa amin. That is the stereotype we are trying so hard to erase but it's ignorance like this that takes us back to step one.

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  22. May point naman siya. Why would he let a show stain his city. Kahit fictional sympre the name of the city was mentioned kaya tama na protektahan niya hangga't maaga pa. Pano kung paulit ulit ang ganap sa city nila sa teleserye kaya itigil talaga ng nila ang pag mention sa city nila. Hindi kasi natin alam na may negative effect kasi nasa isip natin na ganyan pala dyan.

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    1. True. Ang dami pa nmang sabaw na manonood. Lol

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  23. This is why hirap ang Pinas to produce a brave story. Masyadong sensitive eh. Teleseryes and movies are FICTION. Unless may disclaimer na based on a true story, then I don’t really get the fuss. The story may be reflecting what’s happening in reality but it doesn’t mean na lahat ng mga pinapakita nila eh yun na. Ang shunga naman ng viewers kung itretreat nila ang isang show as reality. Wag itrato na shunga ang audience please lang.

    I’m watching the series and infairness, it’s actually good. Very realistic kasi ang portrayal nila. Magaling ang pagkakagawa. Something raw and brave. Parang hindi gawang pinoy actually. Usually kasi sa atin dito, kahit na ganito ang genre, may pabebe feels pa rin. Dito sa A Soldier’s Heart, wala and that made the show so good. Ang galing pa ng supporting casts. Kahit na imbey ako sa mga bida, ibang usapan naman yung ganda ng story ng show.

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    1. You can make a brave story pero pwede namang mag-research muna kung gumamit ang mga aktwal na lugar? If may effort sa acting, sa pagka-realistic, sa paga-raw, sana may effort din sa research to add to the believability.

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  24. Opinion ko lang ha, even if nag disclaimer, di nalang sana sila gumamit ng real names ng places like Opol and Butuan. I have lived in Both places and the way they depicted it is not even close to the real situation in both places. Kahit fiction yan, yan yung reason kung bakit laging may bad yung stigma sa Mindanao. Yan kasi nafefeed sa utak ng mga tao na di pa nakakapunta ng Mindanao. They just believe what they see and hear from the news and movies. When I studied in Manila yeeears back, i was asked before if pano nakakasurvive sa gyera, Muslim ba ako, ilang bundok nilalakad ko to go to school and even now, if ok lang ba family ko na may martial law. The questions surely came from people who are ignorant of the reality and the line of questioning was borderline offensive pero you just have to tell the truth na hindi nag ggyera and mas peaceful pa sa Manila kahit di sila naniniwala. Sana kasi nag research or immersion man lang muna kasi kung taga Mindanao ka, it sucks na may preconceived notion ang tao sa yo or the place where you call home.

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  25. It's like Michael Bloomberg saying don't shoot disaster movies in New York City because it ruins the city's reputation. Gah, these politicians!

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  26. From someone from Manila who stayed in Minadanao for a few years, I understand where the Cong. Is coming from.
    People from Mindanao will always have to explain to people outside that there are dangerous places but isolated ones. Laging damay ang buond region pagmay kaguluhan sa isang lugar. Tourism is always affected. Iba kung gamitin ang Ilocos or ang Bicol sa show at sabihing magulo. Ang tao pwede kagad irefute iyan kasi accessible. Pero sa mga taong di naman nakakarating ng Butuan, ang daling madamay sa mga delikadong lugar.
    Di po siya OA.

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    1. True. Dami pa namang mga Pinoy na wlang means to travel at ang daling naniniwla sa napapanood sa tv.

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    2. True. May family kami sa Butuan and ang sarap doon, wala masyadong traffic at tuwing bumisita kami may mga bagong establishments. Magaganda din yung mga beaches na napuntahan namin. Parang growing city pero di pa masyadong hectic.

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  27. Di kayo taga Mindanao, kaya okay lang sa inyo na gawing di maganda image ng lugar namin kasi fiction lang. Eh sa fiction fiction na iyan, nung nagreview ako sa manila. May pinareserved kaming dorm, bayad na. Pero nung day na we are going to occupy the space and mag-fill up ng form at nalamang Muslim at tiga-Mindanao kami, bigla kaming dinecline at nirefund na lang iyong bayad. Ngayon nyo sabihin na oa ang congressman na nagreact.

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  28. Di excuse na fiction ito kasi nga ginamit yung totoong pangalan ng lugar, buti kung pinalitan. Super effort ang local government nila to attract people to come visit their peaceful place tapos ipoportray lang na ganun? The lack of responsibility of these writers should be called to attention. Baka masanay na sila na magsorry na lang pag may umalma. Yung nagkumpara ng New York sa Butuan, day.. kilalang kilala ang lugar na yun kumpara sa Butuan na nag eeffort talaga para makilala.

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    1. Korek! Been to Butuan and peaceful nga, parang booming na din. Sana marealize ng mga tao ang lawak ng Mindanao and hindi lahat ng lugar doon magulo o may mga rebelde or whatever.

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  29. i don't know, but for me maganda naman ang show.
    Kahit naman tayo pag namention ang any part of Mindanao, yan din maiisip natin, magulo.

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    1. Eto ang ipinaglalaban ng mga safe na lugar sa Mindanao. If you accept this misinformation as a "sad reality", and continue to propagate it, nakakalungkot talaga. How sad that people are ready to accept falsehoods because learning the truth is hard.

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  30. Sana earlier ang timeslot para mas maraming makapanood. Pati daw mga sundalo/military nanonood din daw.

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  31. Watching the show makes me appreciate our soldiers more. Sana ma-sustain ang flow at ganda ng story till the end. Congrats din taas ng ratings.

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  32. Mas makatotohanan pa ang A Soldier's Heart kaysa sa AP na pinapaikot ikot na lang ang istoria.

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  33. Lahat na lang issue. May disclaimer naman e. Pero sana kasi di na lang gumamit ng real name ng city from Pinas.

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  34. Kelangan na talaga i-educate ng mga Pinoy. Pati pag-a-identify ng fiction ngayon kelangan ihahatag at isusubo pa sa mga manunuod? Dati, ok na yung "based on a true story" ngayon kelangan na din ng fiction disclaimer lol.

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    1. I think mas kelangan i-educate ang Pinoy about Mindanao and its various places, don't you think?

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    2. "Ang sensitive naman"

      - says folks who have never been to Mindanao.

      Taga-Manila ako but my job takes me to places like Butuan. I always look forward to going there. Less hectic than Davao, mas peaceful and di pa madaming tao. Hell of a lot less traffic than Manila at di pretentious ang mga tao. And because of my job, i observed ang mga taga-Butuan are rich, di nga lang showy. Pumupunta to places like Cebu or Manila or abroad para maglakwatsa at gumastos. If you will visit the Ayala Museum, makikita mo doon mga gold items from their ancestors. At super proud sila sa history nila with the balanghay boats and the first mass.

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