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Rufa Mae’s Gags Not Healthy for TV

Just recently, GMA‘s ‘Bubble Gang‘ and its writers were summoned by the MTRCB over the ‘discriminatory and derogatory portrayal’ of a woman in the skit called ‘D’ Adventures of Susie Lualhati’. The violation was the second committed by GMA in over a month, after ‘Unang Hirit‘ and host Arnold Clavio were warned by the MTRCB for a rude interview last November 5.

In the skit aired November 29, Susie (Rufa Mae Quinto) prepared puto bumbong in order to convince the boss (Michael V) to hire her. However, while preparing the puto bumbong, Susie’s breasts shaked vigorously, leaving the male workers at the carinderia startled. The MTRCB took exception to the skit over Susie’s simulation of male self-abuse, and advised the writers of ‘Bubble Gang’ to attend a mandatory conference which took place last December 9.

The video of the said skit can be seen below.

However, the MTRCB missed out on another skit involving ‘Susie’. Aired a week before the above skit, the video shown below involved Susie applying as a construction worker with Paolo Contis acting as the boss. Later in the skit, Susie tries to use a jackhammer, only to have her body vibrate with the machine, in the process startling both Contis and his co-workers. Much like the following week’s skit, it involved Susie simulating male self-abuse.

Having said that, I hope the writers of ‘Bubble Gang’ learned their lesson. The lead character role in a comedic skit does not suit Rufa Mae Quinto. Remember ‘D’ Adventures of Rufa Mae Kwento’? No one wanted to watch that because the skits didn’t make any sense. My advice is to leave the lead characters to the men and let them work their comedic magic on screen.

It is unknown whether the writers will bring this skit back for tonight’s episode. But for now, there are other skits on ‘Bubble Gang’ that people should watch and enjoy.

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GMA, ABS-CBN Tied for Best TV Station at the 2013 PMPC Star Awards

Marian Rivera and Coco Martin (tied with Richard Yap) won the top acting awards for drama in the 2013 PMPC Star Awards for TV.

In the recently concluded PMPC Star Awards for TV, both ABS-CBN and GMA shared honors for best TV station this year. And even though both stations were tied for the top television award, it was ABS-CBN who grabbed a lion’s share of awards thanks to some of their highly-rated programs and impressive performances from its stars.

ABS-CBN earned 31 of the 56 awards in the recent event. Among the winners were Kapamilya stars Coco Martin and Richard Yap (Best Drama Actor), KC Concepcion (Best Drama Supporting Actress), Arjo Atayde and Arron Villaflor (Best Drama Supporting Actor), and Nikki Gil (Best Single Performance for an Actress). Programs such as Juan dela Cruz (Best Primetime Drama Series), Be Careful with My Heart (Best Daytime Drama Series), Showtime (Best Variety Show), ASAP (Best Musical Variety Show), Umagang Kay Ganda (Best Morning Show) and Kris TV (Best Celebrity Talk Show) were also cited.

Not to be outdone, GMA stars such as Marian Rivera (Best Drama Actress), Rufa Mae Quinto (Best Comedy Actress) and Michael V (Best Comedy Actor) were also honored. In addition, GMA programs such as Pepito Manaloto (Best Comedy Show), Bubble Gang (T-Best Gag Show), Celebrity Bluff (Best Game Show), Startalk (Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show), Magpakailanman (Best Drama Anthology), and the now-defunct Extra Challenge (Best Reality Competition Program) also won their respective awards. Sister network GMA News TV also left victorious thanks to wins by State of the Nation (Best News Program), Biyahe ni Drew (Best Travel Show), I Juander (Best Magazine Show), and Fashbook host Solenn Heussaff (Best Lifestyle Show Host).

While ABS-CBN and GMA dominated the proceedings, some of the minor TV networks were also cited. TV5 walked away with three awards, winning Best Children’s Show for Batibot, Best Talent Search Program for Talentadong Pinoy, and Best Female Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host for Ang Latest host Cristy Fermin. And the lone award won by a UHF television station came from Net 25, whose program Convergence won Best Lifestyle Show.

The PMPC Star Awards were held last November 24 at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, and were hosted by the Gutierrez twins (Richard and Raymond) and the Gonzaga sisters (Toni and Alex). The entire awards ceremony will be seen this Sunday on ABS-CBN’s ‘Sunday’s Best‘. And for the entire list of awardees, click here

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