It’s early morning.
My loud message tone greeted me at 4am in the morning (hmmp ‘s sana man lang pinatulog ako)… and with enthusiasm, I opened the message…”Maayong buntag Ahm (my nickname), naa bag-ong sex scandal, magpapasa ka?” (Good morning Ahm, I’ve got a new sex scandal, would you want to have it?)… Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Sex scandal? At 4am? Huh!…
I didn’t mind replying at all.
Fast forward. 9am, when i decided to sleep again. Not having completely digested what the content of the message was, sinubukan kung ulit basahin ang mensahe my friend sent me this morning. Bakit nga ba ang hilig ng mga Pinoy ng “sex scandal”. A simple kiss of Richard Guttierez and Anne Curtis, tagged with the word “scandal” got almost 500, 000 hits on Youtube…huh… Kailangan lang bang lagyan ng scandal and isang video or blog entry para bumenta? I asked my friend to send me the file but he hasn’t sent it to me as of writing time.
I decided to enter a certain porn-video-sharing-website and keyed in “scandal”. Amazingly, may 13 pages sya, approx. 12 videos per page and all videos on the first page are from either or both Filipino actors (known or unkown) or/and Pinoy uploaders. Whooooops! Bakit kaya? The website is no way Filipino…pero bakit halos lahat sila Pinoy? Di kaya na overuse…or worse yet na misuse ang word na scandal? Pinoy, ano ba ang scandal para sa iyo?
Hindi nga ba’t ang pagsisiping ng di naman masyadong kilalang tao ay di siguro pwedeng ituring na scandal? May Bora scandal, San Carlos scandal, Davao scandal, Paranaque scandal and a lot more… Celebs and non-celebs sexually suggestive behaviours alike are tagged scandal. Pinoy talaga, oo!
(I’ve got the scandal from my friend right at this moment, you guys want it?…ahhaha… and why asked for it? Kasi Pinoy ako.)
Sex sells…and Filipinos are a great buyer of sex.