today's AMAZING TV AD : honda's "cog" 2 minute tv spot

for more on this, go to this post :; april 14 post.
the inspiration is mount pinatubo when some years ago, all of a sudden, after decades of being dormant, it decided to erupt, spewing debris and ash several kilometers high, blowing ashes to float everywhere, far and wide, turning the skies gloomy gray as far away as metro manila, hundreds of kilometers away, covering metro manila streets and rooftops with thick ash. the pinatubo eruption was so powerful that its ashes changed the color of sunsets not only in the philippines but also worldwide.

that's what happens when clients and advertising agencies decide to run ads not worthy to be called advertising. its dark, its huge and very irritating and unfortunately, everywhere!

all they are doing is wawam! what a waste of advertising money!

here is a first row view of Philippine Advertising and Philippine Marketing.

mount pinatubo erupts shooting ashes several kilometers high, then floating to blanket many other towns hundreds of kilometers away

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Brand Filipina : maid and sex slave

posted in the comments section by "hysterical" in the comments section :

Philippines slams BBC comedy showing Filipino maid

Associated Press 2008-10-08 01:19 AM

The Philippine government protested a popular BBC comedy sketch in which a Filipino maid was told to have sex with a neighbor, officials said Tuesday.

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Esteban Conejos said the Philippine Embassy in London sent letters to the BBC, as well as to the Secretary of State for Women and the Press Complaints Commission, to protest "this slur on our domestic workers" in Britain.

Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo also summoned the British Ambassador Peter Beckingham to discuss the matter, he said.

Rep. Risa Hontiveros, a women's rights activists, demanded an apology from the broadcaster. She described the Sept. 26 episode of the TV show "Harry and Paul," starring British comedians Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, as "revolting and disgusting" and called it an "insensitive and racist attempt to satirize a scene of exploitation."

Tiger Aspect Productions, which produces "Harry and Paul," noted that the show airs at night, when more mature content is allowed.

"Harry & Paul is a post-watershed comedy sketch series and as such tackles many situations in a comedic way. Set in this context, the sketch in question is so far beyond the realms of reality as to be absurd _ and in no way is intended to demean or upset any viewer," the company said in a statement.

The BBC did not comment immediately but the British Embassy in Manila issued a statement saying the BBC has editorial independence and the views expressed and portrayed by the network "are completely independent" from the government.

It said Filipinos in Britain "are an important part of British society, making invaluable contributions to our scientific and service sectors, and enriching U.K. culture."

The plight of millions of Filipinos working overseas is a sensitive issue for the Philippines, whose economy is kept afloat by billions of dollars in remittances they send home.

Last year, a scene in the ABC television series "Desperate Housewives" that used Philippine medical education as a punch line prompted angry calls from viewers, an online petition demanding an apology and criticism from Philippine officials.

In the latest outrage, Filipinos in Britain posted an online petition to "re-educate the BBC and the television broadcasting industry about responsible and culturally sensitive broadcasting."

we have known that for many years now - that Brand Filipina is equivalent to being the "maid" to the rest of the world. this started many years ago in hong kong, where i would say 70% to 80% of hong kong residents have filipina maids. they are so many there that on sundays, a whole park at central will be filled with filipina maids on their day-off. they close that road on that day to accomodate the large number of filipina maids.

with hong kong almost saturated, the filipina maid spilled over to other rich countries and in recent years they went to europe. many filipina maids are working in italy and britain.

is it any wonder that this "Harry And Paul" tv show has declared on british national tv what we know - Brand Filipina is a maid. this one goes further, also as a sex slave.

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