PBB2: Open Letter to ABS-CBN

With the recently concluded Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 as Ruben Gonzaga as the big winner, let me share an open letter written by my sister in her multiply blog. I share the same sentiment as her so here is her letter in full.

(Picture credit: Pinoy Big Brother 2 Official site)

” I am a part-time housewife if you may, living in Canada. My main form of entertainment is watching shows on the internet and reading blogs and forums.  It’s winter and there is nothing to do outside unless you want to catch a cold or flu.

You could say when Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 started, I subscribed to ABS CBN now and immediately got hooked.  Either I didn’t just have anything else better to do or I found the characters/housemates extremely fascinating, it did not matter.  What I liked was knowing these people and being able to “spy” on them 24/7 waiting for something exciting and getting to know how they would project their true selves.  I doubt anyone could pretend for that long, if you will be able to, I commend you for that is a feat in itself. For me, it was much like getting hooked on watching “Friends” when you feel you knew the characters even if you didn’t (I still love my Rachel and Joey).  PBBCE2… It was social experiment at its best.

Last night was the big night, the grand finale when they announced who the big winner was.  Fourth place went to Will, third place went to Gaby, second place was Riza, and big winner was Ruben.

Now I don’t even want to complain about how the livestream telecast is sometimes  mostly ABS-CBN’s logo (coincidentally happening when there are truly exciting things happening) or complain about the absolutely annoying housemates they stuck in (Jen that 26K girl and Yayo Aguila).  Or they way they Forced Evicted Jon but let Gaby unscathed when it was clearly her who first asked what should they do if they were asked to nominate and instigated that WHOLE conversation.  Or even why did they not stop the voting for Jon when they have decided he would be forced evicted?

I just want to know… has it all been fair thougout?  Was it really reality til the very end?  Did Ruben really win over Riza? And somebody please answer this…. Why are you pretending Mariel Rodriguez’s very disturbing, if I may say, “actions” still have gone unacknowledged? What has ABS CBN done to acknowledge Mariel cussing at Riza Santos.  And why are you guys protecting Mariel, a no-talent (No sing, no dance), no-brain (What is Reuters?), and no-manners girl ( I don’t even have to enumerate).  Is it because her brother in law is a Garcia? Is it because her manager is Boy Abunda? Or is it because ABS CBN is just waiting for things to blow over and pretend nothing happened.

As a viewer of 24/7, I know that the portrayal of the housemates through their primetime show is not the same as how they are 24/7. They edit to make people look bad, they edit to make people look good.  I know its TV, but let us not forget, it should be reality TV.  And we are watching 24/7, we know what really happened apart from those that they edit for TV.  Why offer 24/7 livestream when they manipulate viewers into thinking otherwise.

Why? Why? Why????  As a concerned consumer I think we all need the answers to these questions, don’t you think?

Please feel free to circulate the letter and hopefully it reaches the right people.

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11 Responses

  1. inupdate ko yung entry na yan, daming grammatical error hehe nakakahiya

  2. oy binuhay ko na ulit yung luma kong blog. hehe baka kumita ka inggit ako

  3. Some questions from someone who doesn’t watch the 24/7:

    1. Are you saying that sometimes they blank the 24/7 live stream out?

    2. How far off are the housemates’ true colors from what is portrayed on primetime television?

    3. Can you explain more on why you feel it was Gaby who instigated connivance on the voting process?

  4. Dennison, since it is my sister who has the 24/7 live stream and who wrote the letter, I would let her answer some of your questions.

    For question #1: yes, they cut off the stream and put the PBB logo when something exciting happens in the house. This is also the common complaint of other subscribers.

    For question #2: there are several instances. For me to point this out, it would eat up a lot of space. I suggest you visit the PinoyExchange thread of PBB2 and backread. The posts there are quite entertaining. As a sample, you may refer to my previous post about Mariel cussing Riza.

    https://mominthecity.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/pbb-ce2-mariel-cussing-riza/

  5. some answers mejo tinatamad ako sorry, bara bara lang

    #1 – yes. people even call this edition, PBB Logo edition for the number of times the logo is shown. minsan din sobrang choppy and buffer ng buffer bigla pag exciting. like nung nalasing si baron, as in puro logo talaga.

    #2 – the editing makes people look good or bad as i said. si riza for example, they portray her always putting on makeup. true lagi siya nagmamakeup, pero like that incident with the tower of coins, nung tinamaan ng basketball, sabi nila si riza may ibang ginagawa tapos pinakita nagmamakeup. pero yung totoo, shower call na yun and kakaligo lang niya at nagaayos. so shempre sa mga tao, mukhang di siya tumutulong.

    madami pang times mahirap ienumerate, like most of the time nga nung big 5 na lang sila, yung 4, laging tulog sa garden tapos si riza nagluluto para sa kanila. so shempre pag may task na, si riza pinakapagod and naliligo, pero hindi pinapakita yun diba.

    madami pa talaga, maka riza ako so siya napapansin kong mga unfair naportrayal.

    oh especially yung kay mariel nga, di nila pinapakita sa PT, pwede naman ibleep yung mga mura niya. eh yung “freaking” nga ni riza,nibleep nila, nagmukha tuloy “fucking”.

    #3 – si gaby naman nauna nagtanong what they should do. should they boycott, etc.. instigation for me means opening up the topic for conversation. tapos sabi naman niya thats what i was thinking, she was just waiting for someone to vocally mention it. this was at the Mock nomination pa. i mean, if that topic was not voiced out in the first place, you know…

    anyway its over. i just personally dont like gaby kasi. i know people like her and she’s the type of person i wont get along with. actually my husband and his friends knew her a long time ago so kami ng husband ko, were not impressed.

    i like riza because as im living here in canada. and finding a girl like her here is like a shot in the dark. walang morals mga teenagers dito. most of them anyway. so bilib ako talaga sa kanya.

    si will and ruben, ayus lang saken, i guess silang dalawa yung pinakafair yung portrayal sa PT. pareho lang sa LS.

    as for mariel, i hate her with a passion.

    calling marylaine, a palanca awardee, bobo, when she herself doesnt even know what Reuters is and how to pronounce Coup? condemning riza for her virginity? WTF? im sorry i just dont have any respect for girls like mariel, cant sing, cant dance, cant host (bulol bulol at sumisigaw), etc. maganda lang fashion sense niya. period.

  6. i 100% AGREE with the above comment!

    well said

    lets continue emailing that ABS CBN!!!

    and I enjoyed this one
    http://marielrodriguez.blogsome.com/

    created by MAriel haters!

  7. Thanks to the 24/7 subscribers I think everyone now knows about the incident where Mariel cursed Riza … but that is just one incident and one housemate. What are the other housemates like?

    Quite frankly ever since I saw that video I can no longer bear watching her on the screen. I am curious as to what the other housemates “true colors” really are.

  8. @ketopoteto PBB Logo Edition haha that’s very funny

    pero yung totoo, shower call na yun and kakaligo lang niya at nagaayos. so shempre sa mga tao, mukhang di siya tumutulong.

    I also thought that way. Now I see what you mean. While Riza may have lost the battle she has not lost the war. I think she is very blessed and PBB is just a vehicle for her to grow even more, now that she has proved to everyone that she truly is a gem.

    As for Mariel I met her a few weeks before she became a PBB host. I noticed her pero it’s like “wala lang”. My girlfriend even described her as being “walang dating”. It’s funny she even realized it was Mariel we were watching on television.

  9. I am also very disappointed sa Mariel na yan. pero nag wawalangbahala lang ang network. as if saying na makakalimutan din ng tao yon. personally ako hindi hanggat nandyan siya. paalisin na lang siya o gawing alalay ni Riza anyway palengkera naman siya.

  10. kung ganon ang ABS na di tayo pinakikinggan. hwag na lang panoorin ang mga palabas ni Mariel. ako alam kong lalabas siya sa MMK di ko inabangan. pag nandun siya sa WOWOWIE lipat ako ng channel. pag nandun siya sa Entertainment live lipat lipat ako sa kabila. Sa susunod na PBB hwag na kayong masyadong gumastos sa Text VOTE para konti kita nila. may porsyento din sila don akala nyo.pati sa voting cards. anyway nanalo naman manok natin na c RIZA.

  11. sa totoo lang tama naman sila magaling naman si mariel sa daldalan. buti nalang pamilya ni riza ay mabuting krisiano.mabait yan lang

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