ABS-CBN reminds Filipinos: Andito tayo Para sa Isa’t Isa

Christmas is never the same without an ABS-CBN Station ID. It is as much a part of Filipino culture and tradition as the network itself. And while the network has been targetted by the Duterte administration and ripped off of its franchise following the attacks of a disgruntled president, ABS-CBN shines through and offers much-needed hope for the citizenry.

Kaya pa, laban lang, gabay nati’y pagmamahalan. This year’s station ID reminds Filipinos that guided by unity and love, we can still fight. This comes at a time when the dark cloud cast by an administration that normalized abuse, misogyny, and even murder is about to come to an end. Sure, we may be facing bigger and more sinister demons in the next election but we have a chance to fight.

Today, we hold on to hope that love can triumph over the divisiveness and hate seeded by disinformation from those in power. Tomorrow we fight as if our life depended on it because it really does.

Lobo

I don’t watch a lot of television. The shows I do watch, I usually scour online so I can see them unobstructed by commercials that usually run longer than the actual programs. My collection of TV Series eating up two hard drives and almost all of my (and Jae’s) PC’s memory are Alias, Lost, Heroes (season 1, I deleted season 2 because it sucked), Ally McBeal, Charmed, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Battlestar Galactica, all seasons of 24, Gossip Girl and for the local shows, My Girl (local adaptation of a Korean Telenovela of the same title that we watched off YouTube) and finally Lobo.

Given that I am running out of hard drive space for these shows and we don’t have a working DVD burner at the moment, I usually watch a few episodes of a show and decide whether it is worth following or not.

Lobo captured my interest after seeing the pilot. At the onset, it is a story of a young woman, Nessa, who discovers that she turns into a werewolf days after her 21st birthday. Her painful self discovery led to the death of her mother, which gained the ire of her half sister, and drove her to leave the man that she loves to live secluded from everyone she knows.

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