February 9, 2012

Kibungan Apes?

By Alice Mae Carantes - This coming Monday (February 13), GMA's I-Witness will feature a documentary about what they referred to as the "elusive Kibungan apes". The show will be hosted by Jay Taruc. Joining Taruc on his quest to "unravel the mystery of the missing apes" is mountaineer Romeo Lee.

I'm not from Kibungan and this is the first time that I've heard about these so-called "Kibungan apes". If you ask me, this documentary is a waste of time. Taruc, no matter haw far he treks into the mountains of Kibungan, will find nothing.

If there are apes out there, we would have known already. But I'm sure it'll make for good TV so I'll see if I can watch the episode. I can already imagine what the documentary will look like. Shots of the wide and beautiful mountains of Kibungan. Shots of Taruc with his heavy backpack trudging up a mountain slope. Interviews with Kibungan locals telling stories about the "Kibungan apes". Interviews with monkey experts from some prestigious university. Etc. Etc.

Catch I-Witness on GMA this coming Monday. It airs right after Saksi.
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7 comments:

  1. Hi I think, it's not about "A waste of time" actually mr. Taruc only wants to tell a stroy w/c we haven't heard yet, this is i-Witness purpose, to tell stories that we never heard or seen. So I think Mr. Taruc's documentary is not a waste of time.

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  2. Hindi naman tama na abihng pag-aaksaya ng panahon ang dokyung ito. Hindi lang naman ang legend ang story e, kundi ang pagkasira ng kalikasan na makikita sa Kibungan sa Benguet.

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  3. IT'S NOT JUST A WASTE OF TIME. IT IS INDEED A WORK TO BE APPRECIATED. THERE WERE KIBUNGAN APES AND WE DO KNOW IT. WE JUST IGNORE IT. WE ARE AFRAID OF OUR CULTURE WHICH WE SHOULDN'T BE

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  4. Kung sino man ang author ng blog entry na ito, may point siya, isang pag-aaksaya ng panahon ang ginawa ni Jay Taruc, wala namang ankitang unggoy. On the bright side, may sense din naman ang dokyu niya kasi gaya nga ng sinabi niya hindi lang naman ang mga kibungan apes ang mahalaga e, kundi ang pagpapanatili sa yaman ng area.

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  5. All views are welcome, but I just want to say that, Jay Taruc's documentary is not a waste of time, he told it the way he has to, he himself knows that he won't be able to see a Kibungan Ape, but yet the courage was there to air the program, but we have to get the gees of the documentary that Kibungan's natural resources are gradually overused by some: kaingin, mining for example.

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  6. I like the story telling of KIBUNGAN by Jay Taruc, and the shots were also great! Go IWITNESS!!!

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  7. napakababaw naman ng pinagtatalunan niyo! Jay Taruc is Jay Taruc! He is a good story teller, kaya nga iwitness legend yan e, buti nga naipalabas niya tungkol sa mga unggoy ng kibungan.... diba?

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