The Culture of Reading Manga in the Philippines

I'm not really a writer (expect errors) nor a Philippine Culture expert. I just woke up one day that my blog was entitled Philippine Culture and Surprises after knowing that the celebration of 18th birthday called Debut is a Filipino culture and not normally celebrated on the other parts of the world.

Now, I wanted to write about my views on the increasing culture of manga reading in the Philippines
and some of the reasons that I believed behind it.

The closest Philippine culture with Manga is Filipio comics or Komiks. But it is not easy to see Liwayway Komiks or Hiwaga comics now. I'm not sure if they are still publishing comics now.
Another form of entertainment is watching TV!

Where is my Anime? 
Young Filipinos are lovers of anime like Dragon Ball, Ghost Fighter and Slam Dunk. During the 90's, television has around 1 hour in the afternoon (maybe 3, 4, or 5pm) dedicated for good anime like these. But these anime was replaced one by one by Telenovelas. Mexican, Spanish, Korean, Filipino series
grabbed the spots of our favorite anime.

The last exciting anime i found aired on Television was Naruto. But it also stopped on the middle.

Some cable channels offers nonstop anime but the majority of Filipinos don't have access or  money to pay for a cable channel. Cable isn't consider as one of immediate need in the household.

Slow Buffering..... 1%
Unlike cable tv shows, Filipinos strive to have access on the internet.  Young filipinos avail of internet plans or rent on computer shop. In the internet, they also search for their anime shows.  However, Internet connections are slow in the Philippines. Too slow.  Anime watching gets less exciting due to buffering.

Bitin Moments
On the other hand, fans who finished all the anime releases and wanted to know more begins to search for manga as most anime are based on manga.  Manga served as the medicine for 'bitin' moments.

So what's the alternative to comics, TV and online streaming ? Manga Reading!
On a different post, I'll share my favorite Manga and Korean Manga (manhwa)

The Voice Kids Philippines Winner

This season of ABS CBN The Voice Kids where young children are the stars will be a lot more fun to watch.  My reasons are the contestants' cuteness and unbelievable talent at their young age.
Its like mini-me of the noon-time show ShowTime but the contestants are much talented!

Jimlord Garcia is among the remarkable contestants. He just made all three judges turned to him while singing 'Faithfully'.(Yeah, thats the classic song of Journey and one of the most popular songs in singing contest and videoke). He's a great singer at such a young age.

At the first day of the Kids (from the parts I watch!), only one kid was not chosen by the mentors.  He's a fan of Michael Jackson, can sing, can dance. He's talented but I think he failed to select the correct song for his first big day on the Voice Kids. Anyway, he still got the talent and besides he's getting more and more popular by now

The last contestant Darlene is the one to watch out for. Her talent , cuteness, bibo-ness is close with  GMA7 Ryzaa Mae.  She's so cute when she giggles with the judges' positive comments. She's still adorable even if she broadcasts that her nunal(mole) was often seen as kulangot (booger, snot)

Congratulations to Lea for having this cute child in her team.
I believe that the winner of the Voice kids is Lea Salonga for having the most number of talented kids.
Other winners are the songs 'Girl on Fire' and 'Man in the Mirror'. They are trending now!
I guess many were inspired by the kids voice so they want to sing the songs too haha

Things to do in Tagaytay

Activities to do in Tagaytay
Ride Ferris Wheel on Sky Ranch
Smell fragrant flowers on Sonya's Garden
Enjoy the scenic view at People's Park in the Sky
Relax on Flower Farm
Have your family bonding at Picnic Grove
Play on Casino
Meet animals of Paradizoo
Eat Bulalo

Nearby areas:
Visit Caleruega
Island Rose
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