‘Maria Clara at Ibarra’
Many students, or Filipinos for that matter, struggle with history. But thanks to this creatively written show, people are finally learning to relate to the subject. The television series from GMA Network effectively helped its Filipino viewers understand Philippine history through a modern perspective, thus earning its public attention. Historical references don’t always mix well with latter-day elements. And that’s the charm of Maria Clara at Ibarra. It turned something distant into a recurring setting people face today.
Break-ups are never easy, especially if a relationship has lasted for years. So, when Maxene admitted to being single, she also shared ways to move on. Unlike most recent celebrity separations, Maxene handled hers with grace even though she also highlighted feeling vulnerable in the process. She sets an example that there’s hope after the end of relationships. Sometimes, it’s also the best way for an individual to grow.
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K-Drama has dominated cultures across the globe for years now with its unique and compelling stories, cinematography, casting, and script. But Senator Estrada has another thing in mind and called for a ban on the genre. He’s now on a collision course with K-Drama fans who oppose the initiative. The jury’s still out on whether the effort will help local Filipino producers, directors, screenwriters, and actors create a globally competitive piece without the influence of K-Drama.
From a fan favorite, Joyce dropped to earning the ire of numerous Filipinos after sharing her ideas about faith in Wil Dasovich’s podcast. She believes that only people who have faith can have everlasting peace in heaven. The nuanced circumstance split Filipinos in the middle, with one group steadfast that faith is the key to heaven while the other arguing that salvation isn’t exclusive. Unfortunately, due to a lack of firsthand witness experience, people can’t find the truth yet.