Posted by: Mer Pints | August 9, 2008

Si Lola pumapatay ng press people, wow mali… (A joke that hurts the journalists)

(The famous Tito,Vic, and Joey)

 

Joey de Leon, TV host, actor, comedian  had been criticized by the National Press Club and the Alyansa ng mga Filipinong Mamahayag for cracking a joke about a grandmother killing press people. The press people, sensitive on the issue of journalists killings, tagged his joke as insensitive and  irresponsible. Similarly they asked him to apologize to the press people he insulted. 

 

Last Saturday, in a celebrity tallk show he is also co-hosting, he apologized to the press people for his joke but explained that he did not mean to offend press people. He said that it’s the least a grandmother could do, who has been so respected in the Philippine society, is to kill a journalist.  

 

It all started when hosts Joey de Leon, Vic Sotto, and Jimmy Santos were bragging about the health of their grandmothers, in the “joke mo segment” of a noontime show “Eat Bulaga.” 

 

Here, Joey de Leon delivered his punch line, “Wala iyan sa lola ko. Ang Lola ko pumapatay ng press people” (That’s nothing, my grandma kills press people).  

 

Watch you Language 

 

Benny Antiporda, NPC president cautioned Joey de Leon to watch his language and be sensitive to the general state of the Philippine media.  

 

“Journalist killings are never a laughing matter. There is no joke in it. We respect him as a good comedian. His job to entertain has limits, however. And bragging about an old lady who could kill journalists is way beyond his turf. He stepped over and he should apologize not only to the families of journalists who died but to those who lived to see him make his jokes. He should apologize to the thousands of journalists he insulted,” Antiporda said. 

 

The NPC president said that instead of making fun of the matter, Joey de Leon should set an example of sympathy and not apathy. 

 

Close to 100 journalists had been killed since democracy was reinstated in 1986 and most of these killings remained unsolved, according to Antiporda.

 

“We do not believe Mr. De Leon was ignorant of the issue. Up to now, the NPC, Afima and other media organizations are trying to move heaven and earth to find ways to end the violence posed against us. And here comes this comedian who thought killing journalists was something to brag about,” he explained.  

This is no longer funny 

Antiporda did not find Joey de Leon’s joke funny: “It was insulting and revolting to conscience.”

Earlier, both the NPC and AFIMA were considering possible actions that may be taken against the comedian..

“No one should be allowed to toy with the issue of journalist killings, much less play jokes about it. We might file a formal protest before the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). Unless he apologizes to those he insulted, we would ask the MTRCB to at least suspend him or the program,” AFIMA president Jerry Yap stressed.

 On his part, Joey de Leon had already apologized for his joke before a national television network GMA7 in a celebrity talk show he is co-hosting with Lolit Solis.


Responses

  1. Har! Har! Har!

    With all the troubles NPC is into specifically in their funds imbrioglio, they have time to watch Eat Bulaga? They should concentrate on what ails the country under the present administration. Or as they rumor mills spread around, most of them are in the hidden payroll of Malacanang. We just wonder.

  2. While Joey de Leon has apologized already, NPC should not solely vent their ire to Joey. What about the producers of Eat Bulaga and the script writers?

    Just like the Desperate Housewive’s incident where Filipino professionals were insulted, the petition was ranged against ABC, its producers and not directly to the character who uttered the statement. ABC also apologized.

  3. The NPC people for all their wisdom must have viewing or reading the late night jokes in US television. The puns there are more acidic at grabe ang character assasination. We heard no complaints nor a whimper from those persons concerned. They took everything in stride because their business calls for jokes to be said.

    Joey de Leon is certainly one of the best jokers around, orally delivered or written to include his song albums.

  4. But since the issue is now under the water at Jones Bridge where nearby NPC stands, here’s one example of the lolo’s jokes:

    Junior: Nay, nagloko ba si Lolo noong nabubuhay pa siya?

    Mom: Hindi ko alam, anak. Hamo at pag namatay ako, tatanungin ko sya sa langit.

    Junior: Aba eh kung sa impyerno sya napunta at hindi sa langit. Paano yon?

    Mom: Walang problema anak, tiyak magkikita slla ng tatay mo dun sa impyerno.

  5. Colegiala Girl

    Sabi ni Cocoy ay pwedi pa raw akong magburlis doon.Akala ko kasi hindi na pwedi ang beauty kong pangrampa doon.Pero palagay ko ay barya barya na lang ang ibigay niya sa akin doon kaya naghahanap ako ng ibang raket.

    Ipinablish mo pala ang litrato ng tatlong bitlog.Nasaan ang kay Wowowi?

  6. Good morning mga tito, ate, kuya, lolo, at lola, etc. Nice to have you here. It’s Sunday morning in the Philippines and I’ll great you all Mabuhay!

    Tito Joe, ganda naman ang banat mo sa Paga-alborato ng NPC laban sa joke ni Joey. Ang daming problema ng bayan na dapat bantayan bakit itong Eat Bulaga pa ang kanilang pinagiinitan, wow mali.

  7. If I remember it right the NPC again figured out with artists on the tampering of their mural. While he NPC commissioned them to do it, do they have the right to tamper with the work of the artists?

    Or are they afraid their sponsor somewhere in Malacanang may sanction them for what may appear as a politically sensitive portion of the painting.

    Correct me if I am wrong.

  8. Congratulations Kimuchi. Tuloy pa rin ang ating show sa CD. Ako ang personal publicist mo ha, hehehehe.

  9. Kim masarap siguro ang itlog na maalat ng tatlong mamang iyan, hehehehe. Lagyan mo ng kamatis, ayos na ang iyong lunch.

  10. Laki ng problema ng NPC at katunayan, marami nang journalists ang hindi kasali dyan. We can understand their sentiments against untoward remarks towards the press but I would like to think that Joey de Leon’s innocent tirade was part of the toilet joke they say Joey is known for. Siguro gusto na rin nilang magpapansin, kulang na sa good publicity ang kanilang hanay to be credible dahil sa masamang publicity nila na alam natin.

  11. Thanks nga pala for visiting my website again. May note ako sa iyo at the cbox.

  12. napanood ko yung public apology ni joey and because joey de leon sya… i kindda let it all go na rin.. la lang… mejo bias nga siguro ako… but honestly hindi nga magandang biro yun…

  13. hir ronturon,
    salamat at nakarating ka sa munting kubo ng estudyanteng self-supporting, heheheh. Nice having you here at sana lagi kang makipagpalitan sa amin ng kuro-kuro.

  14. Tito Vic and Joey na naman ba? Nagboksing na minsan si Joey at si Willie ngayon naman naghahamon na naman pala si Joey.Buhay showbizz nga talaga!

  15. Mer dahil malakas ka sa akin aprub si Kim na mag burlis doon.Panay nga ang sumbong niya dito at doon sa barangay ni Kapitan.Hayaan na natin siya mahina na ang delihensya niya kaya lahay ng rakey at ginagawa.Baka mamaya pa niyan kung saan saan pa siya mapadpad dala dala ang manicure set niya.Hahahaha!

  16. hi mer, the way i see it siguro bugso ng damdamin lang yung response ni joey na yun. siguro hindi niya intensiyon na i-addres ang kabuuan ng mga press pipol. kung baga ang gusto lang niyang tirahin eh yung witer na sumulat na flop ang show ng eat bulaga sa states. wel, dapat nga namang turuan ng leksyon kung sino man ang sumulat nun.

    wel, for npc may point naman sila na dapat mejo careful rin sa words. siguro enough na dapat na sinabihan nila si joey kung baga eh warning muna kesa pinalaki yung issue. i think masyado lang silang naging sensitibo sa bagay na yun.

    basta ang mahalaga practice fair reporting/writing.

  17. i think masyado lang nasensationalize ito, how about yung mga write-ups na hinde naman tutuo? wala naman basis? tapos naniniwala din mga tao, then very much affected pa ang mga victims?

    like the the show of eat bulaga sa US na flap daw according sa isang tabloid which is hinde naman daw totoo?

  18. Tito cocoy, nakakatawa nga laging nasa alanganing eksena iyang magkumpareng Willie at Joey. Malikut lang talaga magbitiw ng salita itong lolo ko at madrama naman din yon iyakin kong tatang sa kabilang network, hehehe.

  19. Hi sis,
    Tama ka, kasi parang iyong isang manunulat diyan na mahilig mang-intriga ang gusto niya talagang patamaan, kaso kung binato mo ang isang bahay hindi lang iyong kaaway mo ang tatamaan pati na rin iyong mga kasambahay niya, hehehe. Hey, fan ka siguro ni Joey no, hehehe?

  20. Hi Vhincent salamat ng marami at nakapasyal ka dito. Balik ka ha, dahil welcome na welcome ka dito sa mundo ng colegialang taga bukid hehehe.
    And going back to the isyung pinaguusapan natin, tama ka na masyado lang itong nasensationalize, dahil na rin siguro sa sikat si Joey at madalas siyang mahatak sa mga kontrobersiya, hehehe.

  21. Well, being in the College Editor’s Guild of the Philippines during my college years, I am very much aware of the seriousness of the journalist killings in this country. It’s a touchy subject especially for the family and friends of the victims. Somehow, I see where NPC is coming from. But still, I don’t see the need to make a big deal out of it. This is one of those little things that could’ve been let go that some people choose to blow out of proportion, and that’s exactly the kind of thing pulling us down.

  22. I love eat bulaga and i love TVJ. But that is not a good joke at all. He should be penalized for that. We should respect the loved ones of the press people who was killed and up until now dont have right justice.

  23. Basta something about showbiz ang topic, it really elicits interesting comments. Siguro nga minsan, sawa na ring ang mga tao on political issues o nagpapalamig lang dahil sa umiinit ang bakbakan sa bandang Mindanano where people are losing their lives and limbs.

    Sa kaso ni JDL, he already apologized in national television. Kung hindi siya nag-apologize, ano kayang tugmang penalty for him? And why single out Joey de Leon? About the TV program, the TV network? Hindi ba dapat kasali rin sila sa usapin?

  24. Mahilig talagang manood ng TV shows at sa entertainment portion pa, ang pinuno ng NPC. Kung hindi ba naman, bakit kara-karaka may statement na agad lumabas tungkol sa public apology ni Joey de Leon.

    Narito ang ilang bahagi ng pahayag ni Mr. Antiporda pagkatapos niyang mapanood ang mga paha­yag ni ni JDL sa Startalk:

    “In the eyes of the people, Joey’s apologies, which he did thrice, showed that he is man enough to admit his mistake. This has earned my respect.”

  25. Siguro po kaya tanggap kaagad ang apology kung hindi wala siyang mapapanood na Joey sa Joke mo Portion ng Eat Bulaga, hehehehe.

  26. Kat,
    Tama ka sa sinabi mo. Kaunting bagay lang iyan na di binibigyan ng ganyang kaimportansiya. Nakinabang tuloy ang Eat Bulaga at si Joey sa libreng publicity na dulot ng isyu na ito, hehehe.

  27. Hi Jeck,
    Thank you for visiting. You are very much welcome here.

  28. hehehe, di naman sa fan. nagkataon lang na yung credibilidad niya eh matibay dahil tumagal siya s industrya. hehe

  29. yhen,
    Sali kaya tayo ng mga games sa eat at wowie, matagal ko nang gustong sumali, hehehe


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