ni Alex Brosas
NAKAKALOKA naman ang nabasa naming article about the wedding of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.
Kung noong una ay napabalitang P30-M ang ginastos sa kanilang kasal, mayroong lumabas sa isang website na P100-M daw ang ginastos sa wedding at ang GMA-7 ang nag-shoulder ng gastos.
An article came out in GRP Shorts, isang website titled Over 100M-peso cost of #DongYanWedding shouldered by GMA Network as publicity investment!
Sa title pa lang ay talagang nakakalula na’ di ba?
“I was correct with my gut feelings. My friendly butiki, who listens to everything inside the executive offices of GMA7, confirmed that it was the network that paid for everything (repeat, everything) in the so called ‘royal wedding’. It was over Php100m on the wedding day alone, not including other expenses in the pre-nuptial activities. This is an eye-popping amount if it is just a wedding expense (as I am one of those who think that a 20m wedding is already stupid and insensitive in a Third World setting, even if one could afford a 500m one). Over 100m, however, is a justifiable amount, even cheap vis-a-vis the ROI, if it is accounted as marketing and advertising expense of a large corporation that regularly spends much more anyway in their ads and promos,” sabi sa article.
Bakit naman gagastusan ng GMA-7 ng ganoon kalaking halaga ang magdyowa, eh, papalaos na sila. What will they get out of it, aber? Hindi na nga nagre-rate ang last shows nila sa Siete tapos maglalabas pa ng ganoon kalaking halaga ang network, ano sila nababaliw?
Parang ang hirap paniwalaan ng ganoong chika, ‘di ba?
Mas kapani-paniwala pa ang version ng wedding coordinator na nagsabing si Dingdong ang gumastos sa lahat sa kanilang wedding ni Marian. Mayroong naglabasang report na P30-M ang kasal ng dalawa. ‘Yun pa, baka paniwalaan namin, pero ang P100-M, never.