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Bakit pinapalaki ninyong Bisaya ang apo ko?

December 27, 2007

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?

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53 Comments leave one →
  1. nakakatawa permalink
    September 30, 2008 12:10 pm

    mag enchek nalng kayo

  2. deuce permalink
    December 5, 2008 3:51 pm

    taga davao pud ko pero mag-lagot dyud ko maminaw anang mga ga-tagalog nga hastang buki-a! sosyal unta ug skwelahan!

  3. Ahahahah permalink
    December 14, 2008 10:07 pm

    Thoughts to ponder:

    Tagalog people goes south lets say cebu or mindanao

    – ang cebuanos maoy ngtagalog, ang tagalog/tagala perting tagalog japon.

    Ang cebu/mindanao muadto ug luzon:
    maoy mgtagalog

    It just shows that people cannot belittle us people from southern regions. It just reflect how flexible, intelligent we are and its something I’m proud of. If you think about it, who’s superior now?

    • chzlinttonie permalink
      December 21, 2010 1:04 pm

      You shut up! !

      tagalog is our national dialect! ! you’re stupid! !
      What is the Capital of the Phil? Manila right?
      and what is our dialect there? tagalog! ! you should know that! !

      I’ll ask you something huh? for you to understand. Why is that we also know how to speak english?

      And the americans cannot speak our languages? can you speak, kapampangan, waray? illonggo?. you ! i cannot take you anymore! ! .. what the…

      chzlinttonie

  4. MIKE permalink
    January 27, 2009 3:48 pm

    hoy mga tagalog!!! parang saan yan galing word na “tagalog” taga ilog ang meaning ng tagalog! tahimik na kayo taga ilog! hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • chzlinttonie permalink
      December 21, 2010 1:00 pm

      You shut up! !

      tagalog is our national dialect! ! you’re stupid! !
      What is the Capital of the Phil? Manila right?
      and what is our dialect there? tagalog! ! you should know that! !

      I’ll ask you something huh? for you to understand. Why is that we also know how to speak english?

      And the americans cannot speak our languages? can you speak, kapampangan, waray? illonggo?. you ! i cannot take you anymore! !

      chzlinttonie

      • concern citizen cebuano permalink
        December 21, 2010 4:07 pm

        chzlinttonie has a point.. he’s really correct..maybe that’s why all non-tagalog citizens knows how to speak tagalog because it was our national dialect does tagalog have a cebuano, ilonggo and waray? if that so maybe they know those languages. And is there visayans stations that are roaming in Luzon part? if so, they will be familiar in some particular dialects here in Philippines, we have a lots of dialects that why we should one dialect that can be understand by all so that we can communicate well to each other.

        _rialA tnilC_

  5. concerned_citizen permalink
    February 3, 2010 12:08 am

    Ang issue dito ay hindi sa kung anu yung choice ng parents. Dun yun sa line na:

    “Speak to the kid in tagalog. Parang Pinoy.”

    Okay na sana yung first line kaso dinagdagan pa. Bisaya po ako and I must say that is slightly annoying. Dapat hindi na sinali pa yung “Parang Pinoy.” Kasi, sa pagkakaintindi ko mula sa linya na yan. Pag hindi ka ba nagtatagalog eh hindi ka pinoy? Yun kasi ang pinapaabot na mensahe nyan eh. Kaya Senator Pimentel is right for chastising the producer. Kahit slight error lang siguro yun, mayabang pa din ang dating kung titingnan mo.

    This is a point of view from a Bisaya.

    • concern citizen cebuano permalink
      December 21, 2010 4:11 pm

      Tama na yan…can we have peace na here .. ? ^_^

      We are all here pinoys! we should love each other. Let’s respect our ancestors!

  6. allan jao permalink
    May 6, 2010 8:08 pm

    boang nang mga tagalog!!! pataka lng na cla yaw2X..

    tagalog is a frickin dialect.. filipino language should be an amalgamation of fillipino languages.. dli lng puro tagalog..

    so that line in the movie really belittles the bisayan’s, resulting mainly from tagalog arrogance

    • chzlinttonie permalink
      December 21, 2010 4:18 pm

      WTF you should watch you words..

      mas boang ka ! ! talk to yourself! !

      sige daw kaw daw mag bisaya kung maintindihan ng buong pilipinas!!!!!
      boang kang bataa ka! ! kayasa ka,. kaya nga may tagalog e..you must be thankful,. coz you cannot communicate to other people in other places w/o tagalog dialect..maybe you can talk in english …how bout the others.. if you most preferred english than tagalog in communicating others you should not really be called filipino ! ! !

  7. Kaltehitze permalink
    May 27, 2010 11:35 am

    Hey Manilenyo, your post simply shows how you missed the point of the senator by a mile.

    It’s about this line:
    “Speak to the kid in tagalog. Para Pinoy.”

    WTF? So does that mean that Cebuanos and DABAWENOS are not filipinos because they speak Bisaya and not Filipino? If they are not Filipino, what are they?

    You also said that:
    “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?”

    Are you mistaking fiction for fact? It’s a movie, Manilenyo, its not a court proceeding. What comes into play here is how the script was crafted by the people behind the movie, like the scriptwriters, the director and juday ann herself. It shows the overwhelming mentality of tagalogs that they are superior to everybody else in the philippines.

    Papano ba naman, the tagalog regions from batangas in the south stretching to nueva ecija in the north and metro manila is the center of everything, from government, to education, to showbiz industry, to media, to health care, to infrastructure and many more.

    In short, lahat lahat na lang nasa tagalog.

    Puro na lang tagalog, tagalog, tagalog! Kaya ayan tuloy, akala nyo, linguahe nyo lang ang mako-konsider na linguahe na PARA SA PINOY.

    Your tagalog mentality is very much shallow manilenyo. You see the philippines from the prism of the tagalog mind, without any regard to how non-tagalogs feel.

  8. May 27, 2010 11:47 am

    Kaltehitze,

    Your’e funny. You missed my point.
    read my entry many times and maybe you’ll know what side i’m for. 😀

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