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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Yay or Nay? 2015's Trends and Shockers (Part 1)

1/28/2016 7:37:46 PM

It’s been a roller-coaster ride (as always) as long as the Earth revolves in a 365-day stretch. From January 1 to December 31, we here in the Philippines have seen a lot of a sudden turn of events which leads us into various perspectives as we see it.

With that being said, here are some of the top news which may or may have been shocked us, trended more in our consciousness list, and moreover left an impact on out intellectual side of life.

Papal Visit. After months of being the talk of the town, this is it. Pope Francis gave Filipinos a visit for the first time since the late Pope John Paul II in the World Youth Day of 1995. It was memorable due to his visit at the Haiyan-strucked (local: Yolanda) Leyte. On top of that, several candid moments with the Catholic’s top leader were also became hot topics.


The massacre in Mamasapano where 44 members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) group were killed in a series of ambush attacks at the town in Maguindanao. Additional insult to injury where the absence of its commander-in-chief during one key moment of their necrological services.

Nay. Who wants to hear bad news about a police or soldier whose life was spared as part of their “call of duty” -- that is to serve and protect each and every constituent. As for this case, peace and order while the Bangsamoro Basic Law was still a debate to deal with?

And another nay for being missing in action. And will you please choose your words carefully? That ain’t pretty.

Terrorism attacks on Paris.

Nay. Because unless if you’re sadistic bitch, no one wants to be part of casualty of another man-made catastrophe. 

But would it be nice if we acknowledge and condemn the other terrorist attacks around the globe? It doesn’t happen on Paris alone. And the problem is media was being selective on recognition. It’s discrimination at the same time. So that’s another yay and nay because FUCK THE MEDIA!

AlDub phenomenon. It all started on an experiment that clicked not just for the Philippine masses watching Eat Bulaga, but also from its viewers abroad. Their episodes seemed a bit different from those teleseryes and each one of them made it on the trending lists of Twitter both nationwide and worldwide.

Yay for the content, but nay for being over-rated.

Author: slickmaster | (c) 2016 september twenty-eight productions

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