Netizens share disgust over Arnold Clavio’s interview

Seasoned News Anchor Arnold Clavio is again on hot water after his interview with alleged pork barrel queen’s lawyer Atty. Alfredo Villamor became viral on social media.

The video shows Clavio interviewing Janeth Napoles’ lawyer on Unang Hirit’s newscast segment via phone patch. The interview started well with Clavio asking some questions regarding the lawyer’s participation in Napoles’ cases. But towards the end, it gone sour as the news anchor suddenly became irate, throwing distasteful commentaries on his interviewee. And it ended with Clavio saying they shouldn’t have called him because he doesn’t get any information at all.

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Video of the week: Vice Ganda’s controversial Jessica Soho rape joke

Two weeks after the concert of Vice Ganda at the Araneta Coliseum, he is now facing controversy over his comedy spiels.

In one of the segments in his concert entitled i-Vice Ganda mo ako sa Araneta, Vice played as a boldstar and made fun on famous Philippine TV personalities. He used Kris Aquino, Boy Abunda, Gus Abelgas, Willie Revillame, Kim Atienza and Jessica Soho as subjects and portrayed them should they become bold stars.

During his take on Jessica Soho, he envisioned a rape scene which he exaggerates to a gang rape taking potshot on Jessica’s body size. And that spiel on rape and size caught the ire and flak of the netizens.

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Azkals placed 3rd in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup

After the controversies surrounding the sexual harassment issue between former POC Chairman Cristy Ramos-Jalasco and some members of the Philippine Football team, and the subsequent racist issue with broadcaster Arnold Clavio, the Philippine Azkals still managed to hold off and write another firsts in Philippine Football history.

Despite the last week’s hear-breaking loss to Turkmenistan (which could have made us into the finals), the Azkals bounced back and brought pride to LAHING KAYUMANGGI as they battled out and won the 3rd place in this year’s AFC Challenge Cup.

The Philippine Azkals defeated Palestinian Football Team in a score of 4-3 during today’s match in Nepal. Phil Younghusband led the win with his 2 goals (which earned for him the Golden Boot Award for being the highest scorer in this tournament having 6 goals). The other 2 goals meanwhile were contributed by the Guirado siblings Angel and Juani.

Azkals coach Michael Wiess is very happy with this achievement for the Philippine football and he hopes to continue the development.

Indeed it was a sweet victory which we all can be proud of. Finally, we have reached another milestone in the field of football. And I hope this will continue to raise awareness of the sport and possibly make our country be known more into the world of football.

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“Every victory should be celebrated especially if the name of the country is at stake”

Kapus ang Kapuso News Channel

Last February 28, the most anticipated airing of GMA’s all news channel began. Taking over QTV 11, GMA News TV11 promised to be an upfront to other news channels already airing on Cable and UHF channels. But having seen some pilot episodes, I think it didn’t live up to the expectation. Something is missing, as I would say in the vernacular “matamlay ang pagsisimula”.

I know GMA is regarded as one station who have great eye when it comes to news and public affairs program, having on its roster Jessica Sojo, Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Vicky Morales, Arnold Clavio, Kara David and Howie Severino. I will not discount the fact that they really are good in this field having won many accolades on their feat. But why did I find this new venture not that commending? Maybe because of the fact that it lacks some energy. Yes I agree, seasoned journalist of Kapuso network should have been pulled it off to energize it but I think having done that, leaves no clear distinction between GMA News TV 11′s and GMA 7′s News and Current affairs.

The anchors are so identified with GMA7 that it didn’t add excitement to GMANTV11. It in fact looks more like it’s still QTV11 with just additional news and current affairs program and new name and tagline. They still kept American Idol and other entertainment programs already available with the defunct QTV. Although magandang bagay naman na ginawa nila itong predominantly tagalog format para mas malapit sa masa as compared to the dominant english format of ANC, hindi naman nila nagawang lagyan ng kakaibang hatak ang GMANTV11 kasi its almost channel 7 na rin. Siguro dapat lagyan nila ng boundary or distinction between GMA7 and TV11. Put some fresh faces as anchors so as not to saturate the public with the same anchors seen in channel 7. Put an identity to GMA News TV11 different from GMA News of Chanel 7. Another expectation not met is it being a 24/7 news channel on free TV. On its plugs, I expect it will be a non-stop round-a-clock news TV since their slogan is “Oras-oras. Alam Ko” but they didn’t made it a 24-hour news channel.

Pero sabi nga nila, there are birth pains. Hindi lahat nakukuha sa umpisa, siguro in time as days go by GMA News TV11 will find its right format and style. They are just starting anyways, Good Luck!!!

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“To be educated, a person doesn’t have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life.” – Thomas More

Note: Credits to the owners of the photos, those were downloaded from Google search.