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Focus on values, not just ‘kilig,’ of ‘AlDub,’ says CBCP exec

/ 04:29 PM September 29, 2015
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An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has said “AlDub” fans should not merely focus on the “kilig” factor of the phenomenal tandem, but also on its lessons and values. EAT BULAGA PHOTO

A Catholic priest on Tuesday reminded fans and viewers of the hit “Kalyeserye” segment of “Eat Bulaga” to absorb the lessons and values being conveyed by the love team of actors Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, also known as “AlDub.”

Fr. Kunegundo Garganta, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-Episcopal Commission on Youth, said viewers should not merely focus on the “kilig factor” of the phenomenal “AlDub” tandem, but also on its message on morality.

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“Huwag lang sanang tumigil doon sa kilig factor na idinudulot at inihahatid ng programa o palabas kasi kung tinitingnan lang ang programa bilang isang palabas posibleng magtatapos lang sa kilig factor at nalimutan na ang aral na mapupulot sa programa, kung hindi magkatotoo sa tunay na buhay ang pagkakagustuhan ng dalawang gumaganap, hindi pinulot ang magandang aral na ibinigay ng programa,” Garganta said over Church-run Radyo Veritas.

The priest said viewers should know how to balance and distinguish reality from virtual reality.

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“’Yung inihaharap nila sa atin na positibo at mga bagay na nasa katotohanan dapat yun ang ating hinahawakang mabuti,” he added.

Noting the importance of responsible viewership, Garganta said AlDub fans should exercise caution in evaluating the characters in “Kalyeserye,” adding that they should not be swayed by mere entertainment value.

“Kaya siguro kailangan din ng maingat na pagsusuri at maingat sa panunuod sa ganitong klase ng program, bagamat ito ay nakapagbibigay tawag pansin na maaring nakakaaliw lang ng damdamin,” Garganta said.

“Hindi tayo tinatawag lang para maaliw ang damdamin pero maging responable tayo kung tayo ay naghahanap ng mga bagay na nagdadala sa atin ng katuwaan at kasiyahan so kinakailangan pa rin tayong maging responsible,” he added.

The CBCP and individual members of the Catholic hierarchy have previously lauded the AlDub loveteam for “supporting the noble cause of spreading virtue, values and morality that our nation deserves.” YG/RC

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