It is a very tumultuous and uncertain time in Philippine media and entertainment these days. An absolutely unprecedented and what could be a major change in the local television and entertainment industry.
I’m referring, of course, to TV5‘s impending rebrand and relaunch to One TV.
It has been absolutely fascinating to watch Willie Revillame’s modified Tutok to Win fill-in for the regular Wowowin show. What started out as a simple online livestream has become what could be a template for what live television entertainment could look like for the foreseeable future.
For my piece, I decided to talk about my family’s journey from the Philippines to the United States. I illustrated that with a rough map of the Philippines and the West Coast of the U.S. with a Philippine Airlines plane flying between them. On either side were photos of my family, our home, images of our vacations back to the Philippines and symbols of the life in the two countries.
A little bit of a break from regularly scheduled programming here on DryedMangoez.com today. I recently did a #tbt on my Instagram and decided to bring it on over here and talk a little bit more about it.
With ABS-CBN apparently shutting down next year or something whatever*, the venerable and always controversial international reality series format Big Brother will be without a Filipino home for the first time.
As a Filipino-American, it’s certainly not strange for me to enjoy foreign, especially Asian, entertainment. Even if it’s in a different language I may not understand, I’ve perfectly enjoyed everything…