Tuesday, December 9, 2008

dyan tayo magaling

If there's one thing that Pinoys are good at, aside from boxing, it's definitely copying. And of course, the esteemed object of our fervid emulation is the one and only home of the brave and land of the free, the US of A. We have prime time television shows like Pinoy Big Brother, Kapamilya Deal or No Deal, Kakasa ka ba sa Grade 5?, Bitoy's Funniest Video and many more as testament to this. Even our 24-hour source of current events, ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel), is patterned after CNN.


Kapitolyo by Revey

And in Negros Oriental, the provincial capitol is actually architecturally designed like, guess what, the Capitol in Washington, DC.

And so it is only natural that as Election 2010 approaches, local politicians are quick to catch on to the incredible socio-technological tool that has played a significant role in Barack Obama's campaign and election: the internet and weblogging.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is a weblogger of sorts, as she has a website with transcripts of her famous and sometimes infamous but always walloping speeches. Though she says she is not running for office in 2010, her weblog is interesting to read if only because Miriam is Miriam, a very intelligent lawmaker, a Karakter, sometimes a caricature, in the Senate AND it gives us a glimpse of a not-one-to-mince-words senator's take on the recent series of mind-blowing shenanigans by our very own government officials. (Hat tip to Meloinks for the link.)

Senator Mar Roxas seems to be a nice guy who is running for president in 2010 and has tapped the internet as an arsenal in his bid. His website is themed blue, just like Obama's, but at risk of offending the web designer, I have to say that it is a super eyesore. Even if I already wanted to vote for Roxas, after visiting his website I would most probably change my mind.

I like the fonts and colors in Loren Legarda's clean and green website. Looks like she has a young webdesigner. What I don't like are the photos. Rather boring and undynamic.

As for the other candidates, looks like they haven't found a dedicated weblogger to blog for them yet. Or maybe I haven't looked hard enough. And for the others (de Castro, Erap, Villanueva), I didn't bother to look at all.

3 comments:

Bone MD said...

well, we knew this all along. The politician will go to the lengths of kissing assess and multiple personalities for their grand ideas...

Definitely they are an eyesore to me...

That's why I only watch cable tv...

Bonnie M. said...

Comment lang po on the tv shows- they're not copied but rather licensed local adaptations of the original shows. ABS-CBN and GMA are actually paying huge amounts of money for the franchises of these shows. But I agree, ANC is a rip-off of CNN.

ness said...

Ahh, ok, Bonnie, thanks for the enlightenment!

BoneDoc, sana naman may magandang mangyari sa mga grand ideas nila...