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.