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Friday, September 21, 2007

The Four Fiercest Fights.

On the lighter side: Ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a head honcho?
*drumroll*

Introducing...

The Agenda- Setters of the Philippines.

Bets anyone?

Fight # 1: The Television Tycoons


Gabby Lopez, ABS CBN 2

One family. One station. One Kris Aquino to beat them all.

vs.

Felipe Gozon, GMA 7

Hindi namin kayo tatantanan!


Fight # 2: The Publishing Honchos



Emilio Yap, Manila Bulletin

Ako publisher, Ako editor.

vs.


Sandy Prieto, PDI

Balanced News, fearless views...
and endless libel suits.


and another contender...


Liza Gokongwei-Cheng, Summit Media

Magazines? I heart them ALL.

Fight # 3: The Mall Moguls


Henry Sy, SM Supermalls

We got it all for you!
We got ALL MALLS too!

vs.



Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Robinsons' Malls

Well, at least my malls are named after ME.

Fight # 4: The University Presidents



Bro. Armin Luistro, DLSU

The future begins by teaching our students how to spell.

vs.


Fr. Ben Nebres, AdMU

We are men for others: we have lives beyond basketball.




Disclaimer: these statements were made by the author for laughter's sake only. They were not, in any way, said by the authorities in the pictures.

5 comments:

anton said...

woah nice. but i do hope that you won't find yourself at the end of a libel suit. :)

Kat said...

hmmm. the agenda-setting theory has a point when it shows that those in power has specific agendas (that almost always benefit themselves) that they'd like to set upon the public audience.

but a question i'd like to pose on the theory is: who exactly sets these agendas? and how exactly can this be proven or even measured?

this isn't exactly a criticism to the theory itself, but more of a question relevant to the topic. so okay, Gabby Lopez is the Head (sorry, not so sure about his position) of ABS CBN. but is it really safe to say that ABS CBN's agendas came from Lopez himself? i mean, ABS CBN is a big company. and there are plenty of people below Lopez -- some who may propose agendas without his full knowledge.

i guess i'm just trying to be fair here. we can't really put the blame or the position of an "agenda-setter" to whoever is the owner or is in control of media. it may be logical to do so, but i think it's only because the one in the top position is the most public/well-known name or image. kinda like how each and every problem of the philippines is blamed on PGMA even when she doesn't have anything to do with it.

in short, while the agenda-setting function may have a point in proving that media (and essentially, those that hold power over the media) sets the agenda for the public, we still can't specifically prove whose agenda this is.

taBLUElarasa said...

good point kat. not to worry, i'm not pinning the blame on these people. if it weren't for them, we wouldn't have highly substantial forms of leisure like bubble gang and the uaap!woohoo! but going back, it is still important to recognize that these honchos are the key figures. at the end of the day, they still have the final say on the proverbial agenda that must be set.

Kat said...

then wouldn't it be like they (the people in power) are "victims" of the agenda-setting theory themselves? that they set an agenda on the media audience precisely because an agenda was set upon them as well? so who really sets an agenda then?

damn. this theory is more confusing than i thought. haha. :P

eums said...

isn't the philippine star included in the newspaper wars? and i do think the ayala malls are sm's rivals...just my opinions though :P