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Surname, First Name: Alonday, Ina Maria H.

KasPil2 Section: N03

Reflection Journal Pa-Pogi: the Imaging of Batas Militar Philippine Presidents Social media was crucial in not only enhancing the image of the It initially was made for the reform of the country and the rise in the presidential candidates, but more importantly, became the ladder for them Philippine economy, and the first few years in the Martial Law actually to get to that position. It served as the means to get known. It was the attested to that. Also, it proved that Filipinos are not stupid. In the long run, only way to go back then, you had to get the vote of the majority, be the they were able to see through the Martial Law and form revolts against it. popular candidate. 3,240 Filipinos were killed, 34,000 were tortured, 70,000 were killed. The examples I picked was for Ramon Magsaysay and Joseph Estrada. Filipinos faced the worst time of their life during the Martial Law. They cowered in fear, and they could not do anything about it. They thought that Ramon Magsaysay did it all so perfectly. He knew the right way, he knew the disciplined environment would be worth it if the economy rises, but in the how to manipulate the media. He knew what the people wanted. He came end they found out that it was all show. The Marcos duo spent the public out at the right time, and showed the Filipinos that the Philippines must be funds and was actually just purely power-hungry. After being colonized for led by a Filipino who actually looked like one. several years, all the Filipinos wanted was complete freedom. But no, Marcos did not grant them that. Of course, who can forget Erap? His charming good looks and his heroic roles in the movies. That is probably the best use of social media out of all. Imagine a drop-out becoming a president just because of how he portrayed himself. The Filipinos saw Erap as the man that they could be. As said in the documentary, they saw Erap in the palace, livin the good life, and through this the Filipinos lived in his dreams.

A. They complement each other in a way that the conclusion of Papogi: The Imaging of the Philippine Presidents was stated. In a gist, the conclusion
left the question, How much truth is there in the media that we see? It just goes to show that there is a need to look beyond all the imaging crap and see the person within. It has been studied that political dynasty exists in the Philippines. It is a proven and studied fact. Basically, it means that we are electing the same set of political families each and every term. Why? Does the surname define our future? Why is it that every time there is a new name that comes up in the elections, they are always doubted? Why is it that every time a new name surfaces in the polls, they never win the elections?

B. I believe the order of viewing both documentaries was logical. You see, the Papogi documentary showed us that there are specific ways that
unconscious manipulation of the elections can leave us voting for the popular candidate. A few sessions after, the Batas Militar was shown. Here, atrocities done by the Marcos family was very much elaborated and each trick planned out by Marcos was done very carefully. Of these tricks, manipulating social media was a part of every step of the way. The logic here is use both the documentaries approaches to how the study of Module 4 goes. It will be very effective since the students will realize that there is manipulation going on, and actually critique the president in terms of performance, not number of votes. It aims to teach the students to not take everything as it is, look beyond the advertisement and see the true intentions.

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