Jinggoy wants to ban K-Drama

Jinggoy wants to ban K-Drama

By Liza Soriano

Marie Claire photo courtesy

MANILA — Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday said that he is considering banning K-dramas in the country.

“Kaya minsan pumapasok sa aking isipan na i-ban na itong mga telenovela ng mga foreigner at dapat ang mga artista nating Pilipino, na talagang may angking galing sa pag-arte, ay ‘yun naman dapat ang ipalabas natin sa sariling bansa natin,” Estrada said in a Senate hearing on 2023 Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) budget.

Estrada added that Filipino actors are losing their jobs because of Koreanovelas.

“Ang aking obserbasyon pag patuloy tayo nagpapalabas ng Korean telenovela, ang hinahangaan ng ating mga kababayan ay itong mga Koreano at nawawalan ng trabaho at kita ‘yung ating mga artistang Pilipino,” the senator added.

Meanwhile, Estrada wishes that the zealousness of the Filipinos in patronizing foreign artists can be replicated to support the country’s homegrown talents who he strongly believes are likewise world-class.

“I have nothing against South Korea’s successes in the entertainment field and admittedly, we have much to learn from them,” he said.

“Pero huwag naman nating kalimutan at balewalain ang trabaho, ang mga pinaghirapan at angking likha ng ating mga kapwa Pilipino. South Korea’s phenomenal success is rooted in their love of country. It is high time that we follow their example and do the same for our own entertainment industry that is at best, barely surviving,” Estrada continued. (ai/mtvn)

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