Monday, September 6, 2010

OVER-REACTED: Cebuanos on Diaz

"Kasi when you think about a Cebuana can hardly speak English and of course Tagalog so maybe she should answer in Bisaya." -Gloria Diaz

These are the exact words which came from the mouth of Miss Universe 1969 and the very first in our country. If we analyze it thoroughly, we can say that she criticized Cebuanas to the highest level. However, I believe that Cebuanos are not shallow minded. I thought that we would just let this pass by because it is not the truth and we have proven we can speak Tagalog and English really well.

If we are not good enough in English, Business Process Outsourcing companies will not make Cebu an IT Hub because most of these BPO's are call centers which requires efficient and effective use of this universal language. Second, we can never be behind in terms of Tagalog because all our lives we spent studying Filipino subjects from elementary to college, watched Philippine TV shows and love Original Pinoy Music (OPM).

If Cebuanos are intelligent enough to really dig deeper into what Ms. Diaz said, we would realize how much she cared about our culture, our Cebuano culture: our pride as Cebuanos of unique kind and not our pride as people who speak other nation's language. True it is that we are proud that we can speak Tagalog or English fluently but do we ask ourselves if we are proud being Cebuanos who speaks and loves our own Cebuano language (not anymore a dialect based on national linguists society)?

This is the video from TV Patrol of ABS-CBN where Ms. Diaz was interviewed.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

BISROCK: Cebu's Original Music

Five years ago, Bisrock became Cebu's number one music genre and became an ambassador towards the promotion of Cebuano's culture countrywide. This was a major attempt of the Cebuanos to create a new style of music through the imaginative minds of local bands. These bands are usually composed of students and bystanders who aims to become icons and role models of their generation.

Here are some of the best BisRock songs:

Gugmang Giatay by The Ambassadors

Bisan Pa by Wet Slipperz

Chinita by Assembly Language

Nasud Ko sung by different BisRock artists. The best song of them all! This is a tribute to Cebu and to the beloved country, Philippines.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Php18.00 Wage Hike for Central Visayas: NOW Nah!

Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Central Visayas (RTWPB-7) said yesterday that the Php18.00 wage increase is going to take effect starting today (September 1, 2010)

After the information was published last August 17 by Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7), the said wage order took 15 days to effect.

However, various industries scrutinize the said order because of the current economic status.