By Nestor U. Torre
We watched GMA 7’s kiddie talent tilt, “Anak Ko ’Yan,” quite regularly throughout its run, so after its recent conclusion, we’re able to come up with this detailed evaluation: First off, the young finalists chosen for the months-long star-building and star-making competition were talented, but not really all that exceptionally promising.
Pop star Katy Perry said Tuesday that becoming a goodwill ambassador for the UN children’s agency has made her realize there’s more to happiness than material possessions and social status.
By Rose Isada Cabrera
For a 5-year-old boy whose exposure to Philippine performing arts is primarily limited to TV, videos on DVD or YouTube, watching live original Filipino theater productions is a welcome treat!
By Oliver M. Pulumbarit
The Anak TV group, an advocacy organization pushing for child-friendly television in the Philippines, has launched activities for aspiring entertainers and entertainment writers.
Britney Spears may take on a sexy pop star persona in the video for her latest single “Work B—-,” but at home she says she feels like a “crazy mom.”
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
A blinding array of colors greets viewers of “Girl Rising,” a documentary by Richard Robbins, now making rounds all over the world in a bid to enlighten people on the right of girls to education.
By Nestor Torre
Now that complainants are finally having some success in their campaign against kiddie TV shows that aren’t child-friendly, it’s high time for us to up the ante another notch, and collectively move to remove “sexy” material or performances from noontime shows!
Chair Eugenio Villareal of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board on issues involving child star Ryzza Mae Dizon: “Tape Inc. (producer of “Eat Bulaga” and “The Ryzza Mae Show”) has submitted to the board a report on its measures [to ensure child-friendly shows] but wants to improve on them and has asked for additional time. The matter is currently with our ad hoc committee. We will keep [the public] posted.”
By Marinel R. Cruz
“BATA pa po ako. Ate, ’wag ah, dahan-dahan [I’m still young. Don’t be too harsh on me].” Child star Ryzza Mae Dizon made this appeal to a contest winner, who called her “landing bata (flirty kid)” in “The Ryzza Mae Show’s” August 14 episode.
By Mandy Navasero
Recently, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at UP Los Baños held the Women in Rice Farming forum, with Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo as special guest. Dr. Bruce Tolentino, the institute’s deputy director general for Communications and Partnerships, said that it’s high time for everybody to rally against malnutrition.
GMA Network and the producers of two of its shows on Thursday “acknowledged lapses” in their handling of child host Ryzza Mae Dizon and agreed to have closer collaboration with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to ensure a child-friendly programming.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
A child welfare group on Thursday lauded the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board’s move to call attention to alleged “child-insensitive” scenes in television shows “Eat Bulaga” and “The Ryzza Mae Show.”