MMK's Pulang Laso

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Did you catch last Saturday's episode of MMK, starring Joem Bascon and Carlo Aquino? They did an episode in line with the World AIDS Day.

I really love their approach on a very sensitive topic. They were able to portray the hardships people living with AIDS go through and how they cope. What I love most about the story of the characters was their undying love for each other.

I'm really one who easily cries. And for most parts of the show, I was crying alongside the characters. I don't know if it's just me putting myself in their shoes or they're just great actors.

I felt for Carlo Aquino's character when his parents disowned him for being gay And after finding out that he had HIV/AIDS, instead of showing sympathy, his parents was embarrassed and disgusted of him. Joem's character's father (played by kuya Bodji) was the contrary. He was sympathetic and supportive. He did not blame nor scolded Joem for being careless. Instead, he did what every parent should do. He expressed his unconditional love and support to his son.

I also loved Joem's line to Carlo's mother which goes, "Hindi siya bakla. Hindi rin siya AIDS-victim. Siya si Kevin." (Not sure if I remember it correctly.) Madalas kasi para sa karamihan yung HIV/AIDS lang ang nakikita nila sa mga taong may ganitong sakit. Hindi nila inisip na tao parin naman ang kaharap nila. Tsaka kung naaalala ko ng tama ang seminar namin dati, di naman talaga tamang tawaging AIDS-victim dahil ito ay parang nangangahulugan ng kahinaan at kawalan ng pag-asa. Kaya mas tamang sabihing Person/People Living with HIV (PLHIV / PLWHIV) para naman mangahulugang may pagkakataon pa ring mabuhay nang normal at di pa katapusan ng mundo kapag mayroon kang ganitong sakit.

Nagalingan talaga ako sa episod na yun. Sana maraming nakapanood para mamulat sila kahit papaano tungkol sa buhay HIV/AIDS.

5 comments:

  1. sana lang ibang story naman yung hindi gay ang may sakit o kakulangan kasi its creating an impression to the public lalo na yung walang alam sa AIDS na ang sakit na iyon ay para sa mga homosexuals lamang. Sana iba naman wag yung puro homosexual ang pinapakitang biktima dahil ang AIDS ay hindi sumasaklaw sa isang sector lamang.

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  2. Rus: I believe there's higher incidence of homosexuals having HIV/AIDS. Pero sinabi naman sa dulo ng show that everyone (lalaki, babae, matanda, bata)can get infected.

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  3. watched it. naiyak lang ako dun sa dulo. Inggit much ako sa tatay ni Joem na very supportive pa rin sa kanya kahit alam nyang bakla sya at kahit di nya sinabi mismo sa tatay nya na bakla sya dahil ramdam ng tatay nya, also nung sinabi nya na + sya sa HIV. Sana ganyan lahat ng tatay ng mga homosexual.

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  4. aaah I see.. di ko kasi pinanood eh ayoko ma depress. hahaha!

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  5. @Cute Desert Boy: di ba. love ko na talaga si kuya bodjie dun :D

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