Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Krissy finally admits she recommended Boy to Noy! (BOY-NOY?)

So Kris Aquino admits that she was the one who suggested to her brother, (almost) President Noynoy to get Boy Abunda as his tourism secretary.
I honestly have no qualms at all with people who are in the entertainment industry to be involved with government work. But as I said in my previous blog entry about this matter, Boy Abunda is wise to say that he is not accepting this position in Noy's cabinet as he still wants to continue his contract in ABS-CBN and work as a TV host. That is the right thing to do.

You just cannot mix politics and working another job. Serving the country is not a part-time job (ahem Bong Revilla). But we have to face facts that a big part of tourism here in the Philippines, especially for our balikbayans is our entertainment industry. Just look at Korea and the United States. A number of their tourist attractions are filming locations, tours of the stars' homes, etc. These countries earn big bucks from tourists who go to these countries just to appreciate these places. Comparing these to the Philippines, a lot of balikbayans visit shows such as ASAP, Wowowee, to experience seeing the stars and even buy so many DVDs or VCDs of the series they watched through the Filipino channels abroad. So there is nothing wrong with getting someone from the showbiz industry to head the tourism in the country.

But that person should do it as a full-time job, NOT as a job on the side.

On that note, Dingdong Dantes CANNOT head Noynoy's youth projects. Is he even part of the "youth" at the age of 30!?!?


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