Asian Treasures disappointment

Do they really have to make them look so unkempt?

Ginawang katawa-tawa ang mga Igorot. Again. GMA-7 disappointed me bigtime. Four episodes of it.

At best, the story arc is inaccurate. From there it can even get offensive.

The so-called undocumented tribe in the Cordillera —

  • How could there be an undocumented tribe with their so-called princess on a painting? Isn’t that already a form of documentation? And how come several city folks have been going to the place already? The grandfather who left the anting-anting, the photographer-treasure hunter who stole the amulet from his ‘beloved’ princess and lastly, the lead stars. Siguro pinicture-picture na rin nung photographer ang kanyang labs. It’s hard to be undocumented when you keep on having visitors.
  • My take: They made the ‘undocumented tribe’ excuse to protect them from us who might complain. In fact, Gabriela even said, “Ano kaya salita nila? Di naman Ifugao o Kalinga…” They can then claim that the tribe is fictitious just as the series is fictitious. So we are not talking about you. However, they used a Kalinga tapis for Angel Locsin’s wedding shawl. She was also wearing an ampuyou/tolge (Ifugao wraparound skirt). So their excuse is not aceeptable to me.

There is no such thing as an Igorot princess. Royalty does not exist among the Igorot.

The dances — to be continued

I might no longer update this entry. It would be better if you judge it yourselves. I have written another article (Corporate Social Responsibility: Of Igorots and GMA-7) where you can see screen captures and maybe a link to the videos once they are available.

11 thoughts on “Asian Treasures disappointment

  1. bill bilig

    Thanks for the update. Yung GMA talaga. I kind of thank them for opening the door for Marky. But they have these pretensions that make me mad. I think you are right about them making these tribes “undocumented” just so they can do just about anything with them without us complaining. Pero Cordillera tribe pa rin yon and they are using things identified with Igorots. To go to great lengths coming up with imaginary tribes but still using icons identified with us is a graver sin. Hay GMA. Nagiging parang si Gloria na rin yata.

  2. Ivan About Town

    Hey Bill, kamusta? I also have my own story to tell abolut GMA news. Got interviewed before for HCS and when the story came out, it seemed I was protesting about something I didn’t even know.

    Hi Splasher, just dropping by and checking out the Pinoy blogosphere! May I invite you to visit my blog at http://ivanhenares.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  3. luz

    ….IGOROTS ARE NOT FOR FUN,,,,WE ARE NOT THAT IGNORANT AS WHAT MOST PEOPLE KNOWS ABOUT US,,,,WE ARE NOT A THINGS AND OBJECTS,,,,WHAT IS YOUR POINT IN MAKING IRONY TO WHAT AN IGOROT IS,,,EVERYTIME THAT I WATCH T.V PROGRAMS I ALWAYS SEE THAT THE PORTRAYAL OF IGOROT IS NOT THAT REALISTIC AS WHAT I SAID A WHILE AGO ITS AN IRONY,,,,,,FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW US IF YOU HAV THE TIME AND THE GATZ I ADVICE YOU TO COME HERE IN THE CORDILLERA TO FIND OUT IF WHAT IS THE REAL IGOROT!!! DONT JUST BASED ON THE T.V PROGRAMS UR WATCHING AND STORY………..WE ARE PROUD OF BEING AN IGOROT, WE DONT LIKE ADRS 2 STEP US AND SPECIALLY USING US….WE ARE HUMBLE AND QUITE AND WE ARE NOT USE 2 FIGHT WITH ADERS BUT THEN IF WE R FULL WE FIGHT BACK……WE CAN TOLERATE, BUT WE CANT BE USE……I AM JUST CITING MY RESPONSES AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH…………THANK YOU ALSO FOR OPENING YOUR DOORS TO MARKY CIELO AND SPECIALLY FOR GMA7….

  4. jennyLyn

    ..you’re right Luz…….igorots are not mangmang you know…..we also have utaks kaya wag nyo kaming minamaliit….and oyu have no right para bansagan kaming may “tail”…kayo ang mangmang……..y not come and visit our beloved place huh?!…….shame on you people who little us….damn you!……we are very pruod of being an igorot…….MABUHAY ANG MGA IGOROT!!!
    to Marky Cielo…we are pruod of you……keep up what you started and prove to our kababayans that we are great and deserve to be respect….

  5. Dina S. Ginolbay

    Hello folks, actually Igorots are international now. We have our cybernet. Can I invite you all to join the BIBAKNETS. THANKS!

  6. JJ

    ano ung sinasabi nyong tail??? OO, may buntot kaming mga igorot pero sa harap…kung buntot pala tawag nyo dito, kayo ang mangmang! 😀

  7. tintin

    i love igorots.:) mwah!:)
    dnt be affected mga kapatid.:) we all know that Igorot heritage is one of the Filipino prides.:)

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