‘Mareng’ Winnie is a joy to watchBy Andy Bais
Philippine Daily Inquirer
CHITO Iringan, televiewer: “Mareng Winnie Monsod is a joy to watch on ‘Bawal Ang Pasaway,’ because of her insightful questions and her inimitable manner of explaining the issues. A recent telecast tackling the SALNs of our government officials did not take us viewers for granted.
“Mareng Winnie’s use of Taglish was also commendable—she’s cognizant of the fact that not all viewers would fully comprehend her if she spoke only in English.”
Arturo Cairel, OFW: “Every week night, it always excites me to watch ‘Walang Hanggan,’ because of Coco Martin’s great portrayal. —Hats off to the diminutive actor!”
Thelma Marfori, student: “TV5 upcoming talent search, ‘Artista Academy,’ is considered groundbreaking, not only because of its multimillion-peso prizes, but also because the finalists will undergo comprehensive training.
“Hopefully, this will be an improvement on past searches, where winners were determined by text votes. Sadly, a good number of past winners didn’t really become stars. The talent search also poses a challenge for the network—to discover and develop its own stable of big stars, not just those coming from its competitors.”
Gamie Sioson, music enthusiast: “The Philippine Popular Music Festival or PhilPop, a competition for amateur and professional songwriters, may be the industry’s answer to the dominance of revivals, silly novelty tunes and K-pop on the airwaves today. I hope it opens doors for new composers to join the enviable company of George Canseco, Willy Cruz and Ryan Cayabyab.”
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