The Cultural Critique on Maggi Magic Sarap TV Commercial

I got an message on my facebook earlier today; it said that I got a 20/20 on my Genders final paper <3 So if can stand to read a long document, then here you go :D

P.S. This has Filipino language and Filipino culture; so it may be difficult for you to understand.

P.P.S. watch this video before reading the document

Isaiah Patrick V. Alix

The Cultural Critique on Maggi Magic Sarap TV Commercial

The TV audience of today has one aspect that I despise very much, and that is being completely oblivious to what the media is telling them. People just wait to get spoon-fed with information then complain a lot when media holds back information. Furthermore, we have no idea if the important information they may want to divulge is either true or false.

The case of former president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has come to a point in where she has been restricted from flying to another country—to receive treatment—and arrested in St. Luke’s Medical Center’s presidential suite. As the conspiracy theorist that I am, I can’t help but acknowledge that this—her injury, flight restriction and arrest—must be a plan to get to get herself out of this problem. How is this possible? I wouldn’t know. We must take into account that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is an extremely intelligent person: She studied in Georgetown University for two years and achieved a consistent Dean’s list status. She graduated as a magna cum laude in Assumption College with a degree in BA-Economics (T.S., 2011).

Her achievements in academics does not stop there. Gloria Arroyo took her Master’s Degree in Economics in Ateneo de Manila University. She then studied for her Doctorate Degree in Economics in University of the Philippines – Diliman. She taught and held high positions in University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and other various schools. After graduating from Assumption College as a magna cum laude, she went back and became the chairperson of the Economics Department (Office of the President, 2007). Add to that the many years of experience in political work; who’s not to say that all the events that are unravelling around her are not to her and her family’s doing. Continue reading “The Cultural Critique on Maggi Magic Sarap TV Commercial”