Last Christmas, I was quite thinking that every channel seemed trying much to exploit the occasion from having an all star cast to their bogus charities that targeted the poor and of the so-called hopeless.
On the other side, their intention to commercialize Christmas and other occasions seemed to be an act of bastardising anything. Last last year what I saw was more of a materialist perspective, of spending money, of gift-wrapped boxes, and after Ondoy and Pepeng it seems that they were turning on to god and speaking off their prayers, blessings alongside their stereotypical sharing of gifts and anything else. And I was quite questioning about it-for they seemed turning themselves to god just after the storm instead of their common christmas event of wine, gift and song. Same as Valentines day that emphasises much of those who have a relationship as a means to show "love", or rather say advocates erotic love what Cupid wanted!
And as what I expected,
Media seemed turned anything during the holidays into a marketplace, of selling anything for the sake of accumulating profits and popularity from it and thus negating the essence of the season, whether it is Christmas, Holy Week, Summer, etc. As long as it is a holiday, a special day that targets viewers-children and teenagers for example.
Like the comic "Ato Makabayan", made last December 17, 1971, these are the words he said:
"...Rapes...Murderers...Robberies...Holdups...Oligarchs...Marcos... Jesus commercialized...SC's Decision on the writ...Christmas Commercialized...PARA ANO PA BA ANG PASKO?!!!"