Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jan 14 18, 3:33 pm

Duterte appoints new Comelec commissioner

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Socorro Balinghasay-Inting as Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner on Tuesday, April 17. Inting will serve as COMELEC commissioner until February 2, 2025, replacing retired elections...

Traveling soon? Pay travel taxes online

The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), and the DBP Data Center Inc. (DCI) reminded travelers that they can pay travel taxes using the internet via the Online Travel Tax Payment System (OTTPS)....

Robin Padilla doesn’t regret scolding South Korean contestant in PGT

by | Entertainment

After Pilipinas Got Talent’s episode last Saturday, Robin Padilla, one of the four judges in the show, found himself under fire after netizens called him “rude and racist”.

Netizens on Facebook and Twitter expressed their disappointment towards Padilla and his treatment to one of the auditionees named Kim Jiwan, a South Korean magician who grew up, studied, and lived in the Philippines.

During the interview portion, Kim told Vice Ganda, another judge, that he cannot speak Filipino because the language was not taught at the international school he attended.

Vice Ganda then jokingly told Kim to start his performance so that he could already stop talking in English.
When Kim began his act, he asked Padilla to be the subject of his magic trick – a request that the action star quickly declined.

“I’m very sorry but you cannot use me. Firstly, mag-tagalog ka muna bago mo ako kausapin,” Padilla told the Korean contestant.

“Iho, Pilipinas Got Talent [ang show na ito]. Mag-tagalog ka kasi magmumukha kaming katawa-tawa kung mag-e-english kami dito para sa’yo. Pilipinas. Got. Talent. Mag-tagalog ka, iho,” he added.

Actress and co-judge Angel Locsin was quick to help the contestant. Locsin volunteered for Kim to do his magic trick on her, instead of Padilla.

After the episode aired, many Filipino netizens quickly lambasted Padilla for his behavior toward the contestant. Some said that it was inappropriate for him to force a foreigner to speak in Filipino.

Netizens also expressed that Filipinos who audition for talent competitions abroad do not get the kind of treatment that Padilla has given Kim.

In an untelevised interview, the actor responded by saying:

“Wala akong pinagsisisihan kasi ako, pumupunta din ako ng ibang bansa. Kapag pumunta ako ng ibang bansa, pinipilit kong malaman kung ano yung salita nila doon kasi bisita ka don eh; ikaw ang makikibagay.

Kung pupunta ka dito sa Pilipinas at uutusan mo kami at i-english-in mo kami, ay baka nagkakamali ka. Bayan ko to at handa akong mamatay anytime para sa bayan ko, kaya kung sasabihin mo sa akin na sampung taon ka na dito at hindi ka pa rin marunong mag-tagalog, aba eh may problema ka.

Hindi mo pwedeng sabihin sa akin na mahal mo ang Pilipinas. Sabi niya [Kim Jowan] na mahal niya ang Pilipinas, may girlfriend siyang Pilipina pero di siya marunong mag-tagalog?

May kilala akong Korean dito, si Ryan Bang. Mas magaling pa sa akin mag-tagalog.”

Padilla also gave a message those who criticized his words and actions in the show:

“Ganon talaga! Eh di mahalin nila ‘yung Korean kung gusto nila. Wala namang problema sa akin ‘yon eh. Magpakamatay pa sila para sa Koreano, kung gusto nila. Wala namang problema doon.”

Padilla said that Filipinos need to remind themselves to be patriotic and to stick to their national roots.

“Kung tayong mga Pilipino, hindi tayo magiging patriotic sa bansa natin, eh wag tayong humingi ng pagbabago, di ba? Kung tayo, patuloy tayong magiging alipin ng mga dayuhan, eh kayo na lang. Hindi ako magpapa-alipin sa dayuhan. Hindi mangyayari ‘yon. Ako ang hari dito dahil bansa ko ‘to,” he said.

Jobs

Editors Choice

UAE-PH strengthen ties through media collaboration

UAE-PH strengthen ties through media collaboration

WAM Executive Director Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi (left, center) explains a point during the meeting. Listening on were, from left: Peter Hellyer, WAM adviser; Jojo Dass, TFT editor; Karen Remo, Partner and Managing Director of New Perspective Media, which owns the...

WAM, The Filipino Times unite in news coverage to reach wider audience

WAM, The Filipino Times unite in news coverage to reach wider audience

WAM, Dubai, UAE: The Filipino Times (TFT) has discussed means of cooperation with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), benefiting from the latter's expertise in obtaining wider dissemination of information. During the meeting, the two sides focused on enriching content...

UAE approves anti-begging law

UAE approves anti-begging law

The Federal National Council (FNC) announced on Tuesday that the UAE has approved an anti-begging Federal Law which aims to completely obliterate beggary in the country. With the newly approved law, anyone who will be caught begging will be penalized with three months...

Filipino journalist bags Pulitzer Prize for PH drug war coverage

Filipino journalist bags Pulitzer Prize for PH drug war coverage

A Filipino journalist has received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his contribution on covering the anti-illegal drug campaign of the current administration. Manuel Mogato, together with his colleagues from Reuters, Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall, won the...

Emirates warns public against new ticket hoax

Emirates warns public against new ticket hoax

Emirates, Dubai’s flagship airline, warned passengers of an online ticket hoax that lures potential victims into offering free tickets in celebration of the airline company’s anniversary. “We are aware that there are posts circulating regarding a ticket giveaway for...

WATCH: Nadine Lustre in Dubai.

Popular Filipina Actress Nadine Lustre personally came to Dubai to meet and greet hundreds of Pinoy fans at Reel Cinemas at the Dubai Mall for the launch of the screening of her latest movie with James Reid: “Never Not Love You”. “Jadine” fans swarmed the grounds of...

Duterte appoints new Comelec commissioner

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Socorro Balinghasay-Inting as Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner on Tuesday, April 17. Inting will serve as COMELEC commissioner until February 2, 2025, replacing retired elections...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2017 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in Entertainment
Celine Dion to hold concert in Manila this year
Published On  January 12, 2018
Paulo, Aljur answer rumored ‘romance’ issue
Published On  January 11, 2018
Isabelle Duterte’s debut invitation spurs reactions from netizens
Published On  January 11, 2018
Close