GMA’s National Artist
President Arroyo has recently declared former security guard turned Filipino comic strip creator/writer-turned director and producer Magno Jose “Carlo” J. Caparas as National Artist for a new & “mixed” category she herself created, “Visual Arts & Film.” GMA’s choice of Caparas though was not surprising since Mrs. Arroyo’s rise to power itself was a work of fiction.
In last week’s protest action, Armida Siguion-Reyna said she didn’t want to address her message to Carlo J. Caparas because “mahina ang kanyang ulo,” to which his wife, Donna Villa said, “Mahina man ang ulo, malakas naman sa pangulo.”
Top Six Messages Left on National Artist Awardee Carlo J. Caparas’ Answering Machine
No. 6: “Carlo, si Joel Lamangan ‘to. Walang personalan huh pero… hindi ko keri ang award mo! Maloloka ako sa ‘yo!”
No. 5: “Mr. Caparas, this is Dr. Butch Dalisay, director of the UP Institute of Creative Writing, UP College of Arts and Letters. Allow me please to share my thoughts on your controversial palace-backed recognition. But before I say my piece, may thesaurus o dictionary ka ba sa tabi mo? You’ll need one.”
No. 4: “Hi Carlo, shi preshidente ‘to. Congratulationssh for a job well done. Alam mo, exshcited na ‘ko sa bago mong pelikula. Promish, papanoorin ko ‘yang ‘Pangarap Kong Jackpot.'”
No. 3: “Direk Carlo, Cecile Guidote-Alvarez here. Isa lang ang masasabi ko… mamatay sila sa inggit!”
No. 2: “Hi sweetheart, si Donna (Villa) ‘to. ‘Yung usapan natin huh: sa ‘yo ang state funeral, sa akin ang monthly pension. Clear?”
And the No. 1 message left on Carlo J Caparas’ answering machine…
“Hi Direk, one week na akong nagta-try na ma-meet ka in person pero masyado ka raw busy. Return my call naman if you have time. Sanga pala, si delicadeza ‘to.”
“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.”
~Mary Kay Ash
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