Bakit pinapalaki ninyong Bisaya ang apo ko?
Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr cried foul over a scene/dialog in the movie Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo:
A grandmother was telling the yaya: “Bakit pinapalaki ninyong Bisaya ang apo ko?”
Then the mom says: “Speak to the kid in Tagalog. Parang Pinoy. “
Seantor Pimintel thinks that that scene belittles the Visayan Language and non-tagalog speaking pinoys.
Pimentel said that the scene smacks of an ethnic slur to non-Tagalog speaking Filipinos as he called on the producer of the film, Star Cinema, to promptly take steps to rectify the error.
“It offends the sensibilities of the Visayans and other non-Tagalog speaking citizens by making them feel as if they are less Filipino than the Tagalogs. It creates useless hatred in the nation,” he said. – GMANews.TV
I think there should be no issue here. Its a matter of choice.. The mom and grandma of the child doesn’t like the kid to learn bisaya. So? If the parents doesn’t want their kid to learn another language then that becomes a slur?
Hatred? Pano naman naging hatred yun? Aside from not allowing the child to learn the bisaya dialect, does the good senator have proof that the parents really hate Visayans and other non-Tagalog speaking citizens?
Hmm.. what bill would Mr. Senator draft for this? What punishment would be given for people who would not want their child to learn bisaya?
Oh, why are the Senators using the English language during their speeches and interpolations in the Senate? I think thats more of an issue. Why not use tagalog or the dialect from the province or region where you come from? So i suggest Mr. Senator, check your back yard first before looking at other people’s front yard. :p
Etong si Mr. Senator oh.. sa dami ng problema ng bayan, yun pa ang nakikita niya. And since when did Mr. Senator became a movie critic?
Wacha think my dear readers?