Pat Beam M. Dagapioso December 5, 2009
Modern Issues in Philippine PoliticsProf. Elaine M. Baulete
NEWSMAKERS: A Film Critic
If there is one particular instrument inside the society that can be described as strong, influential and dynamic, then it could never be anything less than the media. The mass media is a powerful company in the culture even intended for the main purpose of sending news and information. Their influence centers on how that affects the people's notion towards essential events and personalities. Hence media's colorful portrayal of your public figure can be described as prime concern of how the public responds to that particular certain community figure's activities.
Newsmakers: The GMA Information and Public Affairs Particular (2008), specifics the lives and times during the the past several presidents and one incumbent president from the republic. Further more, Newsmakers paperwork how every single president is definitely portrayed inside the media and conversely how a media recognizes the leader during his/her term. Furthermore, the documentary feature provides an inside look of the illustrates and lowlights of each president's career.
First of the presidents presented is the previous strongman, Ferdinand Marcos. In the onset, Marcos was pictured as a gentleman full of ambition and talent, and the greatest of his ambitions should be to become the chief executive of the Republic of the Thailand. Media portrayed Marcos while intelligent, intentionally aware of the law, and as a visionary of real and tangible expansion. Indeed the media was right, not merely was Marcos a visionary, he did make his dreams of the region stand and erected as massive infrastructures were implemented.
The rate of the documented then altered to the excesses, and the misuse of electricity on the part of Marcos and his relatives. It is of common knowledge that Marcos was implicated as the cause of the large foreign debt the country is definitely dreadfully facing. ‘Newsmakers' then simply connected the abuses in the Marcoses with all the lavish and Imeldific lifestyle of Imelda Marcos, whose sole philosophy is moving into a world of beauty, far in world packed with despair and agony. The inappropriateness of Imelda's lifestyle is featured and in contrast with the starving and pitiful living conditionsof the many weakest of the poor.
Newsmakers then confirmed the effects of Martial Law while declared by simply Marcos in 1972. The mass media was censored and thus the liberty of presentation was impeded and the transmission of the information was censored as to control the possibility of the media to spread the abuses and lapses of Martial Rules.
Second, Newsmakers then shifted the reels in the presidency of the well-adored Corazon Aquino. Aquino is the 1st woman president of the republic. She was seen as a common, kind, and incorruptible person, the opposite of everything Marcos. The public received Ms. Aquino very well, having just noted her since the widow of the staunch Marcos opposition, Benigno Aquino Sr. The general public welcomes thinking about a new president who has qualities directly contrary of the incumbent. Soon after Ms. Aquino came into existence the popularity of democracy and ran for the presidency in year 1986 competing up against the strongman him self. Marcos received the polls amidst electoral controversies and irregularities. The folks and the armed service on her area, Aquino came back the cause of proper rights and democracy and was successful in ousting Marcos form Malacanang in what has known as the People Power Revolution. She started to be an international bearer of democracy, became enough time Woman with the Year together given a speech prior to the United States Congress.
Aquino's presidency is usually marred simply by political violence on the part of the many coup d'etat attempts on her behalf administration and the repeated electrical power outtages that had severly crippled her credibility to rule and govern the republic. The coup efforts led by former army man, and today senator Gringo Honasan, had been the most in the Philippine background. The media ridiculed the supposed...