Guys, personally, I DON’T THINK PNOY WOULD DO THAT. To start with,BANNING KPOP ON THE PHILIPPINES IS LIKE GETTING AWAY FROM GLOBALIZATION, AND FORSAKING THE COUNTRY’S FUTURE.
Okay. So this got me hyped. When the issue of KPOP being banned on local airwaves was out, I was like... WOW. THAT’S THE BEST THING THE PRESIDENT DID. Because you know what? Constant playing of KPOP songs on the radio makes it overrated. It puts the songs we love on mainstream. And that lessen the fun. Because as what a tumblr user said, it adds to the possibilities of having self-proclaimed fans who are just in fact, riding the bandwagon.
But honestly, that move isn’t proven yet. When I researched, I learned that the President actually released an order for the local radio stations to allot at least 4 hours of its daily airing to Original Pilipino Music.
That’s just it. Nothing more, nothing less.
Guys, that’s OPM Promotion. Probably, PNoy just wants us to be reminded that we are still Filipinos. That we still have our own music to love.
So don’t freak out people. Please don’t. As I’ve said, if PNoy bans KPOP (as a whole) in the Philippines, then there is a huge possibility that he’s also banning economical growth.
Take this situation as an example: Many Koreans stay in the Philippines, and you know how ethnocentric they are. If they learned that something about them gets banned in this foreign country, do you think they’ll stay?
Also, South Korea and the Philippines share a very good friendship since the Korean War. I don’t think PNoy would really trash that good relationship in which his father (the late Ninoy Aquino) was an instrument.
And lastly, banning KPOP in the Philippines means banning the rest of foreign music in the country. And banning music is like banning everything foreign here. That’s impossible. PNoy isn’t that stupid to do that.
Maybe the goal is to lessen the exposure of KPOP. Maybe the goal is to bring us all back to OPM. Apparently, PNoy is sending us a message: LOVE OUR OWN.Maybe they heard what we’re saying about Charice. HAHA.
Nah, seriously. Let’s give OPM a chance. I know that Filipinos love music, and guys, two things cannot exist at once; but music defies all odds. Love KPOP, but LOVE OPM too. We have great local acts. :)
Don’t worry, loving OPM doesn’t mean you need to love PPOP also. hihi. :)