Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Thanks 1 stop mom for signing the guestbook. I appreciate it.
Welcome Mark of Tapir Travel and Cielo of Brown Pinay. Your support is appreciated!

Thank you to the following readers, who took time to sign the guest book:
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DrBurst of College Intention College Intention
Tasha Bud Tasha's Take
Bill From the Boondocks
Francis Scudellari - Caught in the Stream
Joolz - Home of the Evil Genius
Erica of Tales From the Tracks
Lina - Urutora No Hi
Arahman - Web Directory
Steve Kirk - Making Perfect Sense
Mark - Tapir Travel ( I can't find your entrecard widget)
Cielo - Brown Pinay
1 Stop Mom - 1stop mom

Thanks Guys!

Visitor's support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Friday, April 18, 2008


I don't write commentaries, reviews or factual thoughts. I am more into creative writing. I am not a psychologist either, so I don't claim expertise in this field. A reader however told me, I have to write something about my campaign if I wanted other readers to support me - so I will try my darnedest best to write this piece.

There are several factors affecting how the young are developed and molded into adults. These are the environment in which they grew in, the people around them, their genetic make-up, and their experiences and interactions with society.

A child who grew amidst love would think that the world "out there" is a "loving" world. On the other hand, the child who grew up amidst violence will assume that it is normal for people to hurt each other. Children will learn as they grow up that there is always the good and the bad and that these two exist in the real world. The belief they acquired; however, during their vulnerable childhood days, would be more predominant in developing their personality.

Exposure to violence as a kid, will have its lasting effects. These maybe deep seated or just "floating" on the surface of the child's subconscious. This will depend upon the intensity of his experiences. One thing is certain though - whatever memory he would have acquired, would be indelible.

Some Philippine local TV programs have made violence as a selling point of their drama series/soap operas. There is no problem with adults watching these programs because they are able to identify the real from the fantasy world, but children do not have adult discernment to be able to do so.

People would say, "so don't allow the child to watch!" This is not possible though because families belonging to the lower economic stratum who have only one room - living room cum bedroom - are not allowed this luxury. and these families are growing in numbers!

The most convenient and cheapest method of entertainment they could afford is the TV. While the mother puts the child to sleep, she watches; and the child's eyes are also glued to the TV, while trying to get some sleep.

Every single day, I watched the characters in these soaps in various violent scenes. They maybe in a gunfight, pulling each other's hairs, slapping each other or shouting at each other. These scenes say to the children that problems and conflicts could not be settled amicably and peacefully; that we have to be violent to settle disputes. Even family members plot and kill each other in some "soaps".

Are these the values we would like our children to learn? Several researches have proven that indeed violence on TV negatively influences children. (kindly read related links to this site) As one researcher observed that most people believe this is so, but as expected, people in the TV industry do not believe in the results of these scientifically conducted studies.

I know it would be hard work for the TV people to create a high rating soap opera that does not involve violence, but that is the challenge I confront them with. (I wrote two letters to the TV station without getting any replies - if I may say so that was rude) A talented and creative writer/producer would be able to write/produce TV soaps which would concentrate on non violent approaches, which would focus more on the positive aspects of the human character.

I am only one voice and no one would listen to me, but if you - guys will support me in my campaign, then I - WE- will have a fighting chance.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I have been with this for more than a week now, but it seems, I don't know how to campaign or nobody really cares??? I plan to submit or email the local TV producer as soon as I can enlist some supporters. I received several drops but no one cared to sign the guestbook? You may not give me a drop but do give a few minutes of your time to sign the guestbook. Your name and country will do. No need to be very specific. You might not pass this way again, so do extend what help you can now. Just a little effort from you folks is all I'm asking for. Thanks and God bless!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


5 people have signed up in the guest book, thanks. Thank you for those who will be signing up too. Learn more about violence and TV from the article below:


"Open Questions on the Correlation Between Television and Violence"
by Jonathan Vos Post


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I would like to say thanks to Sarah, Nikes and Joolz for signing the guest book. Thanks guys for taking time out. I believe patience is a virtue so I will continue to wait and hope for the best. I am reading now a book entitled "Violence in Media".
I do believe that there is some connection as proven by several studies which I had featured here. Creating awareness of this issue will at least make everyone aware of their own responsibilities in controlling this factor to the extent that they could.

Anyway, I will keep at it, until I will at least have a modicum of success...and I am positive that will happen because there are more people like Sarah, Nikes and Joolz who care enough.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


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The only people who dispute the TV and violence connection are people in the entertainment industry." By: TV researcher Dr. Leonard Eron of the University Michigan


A world without violence is a world at peace. Let's be responsible for the world we are in because we have only one.