This was forwarded by Ilonggo friends. “Let me share with you this message from Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr: (edited from mobile telephone text language): “Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo film should rectify anti Visayan message. Lola to yaya: ‘Bakit pinapalaki ninyong Bisaya ang apo ko?’ Mom to yaya: Speak to kid in Tagalog ‘para Pinoy’. Visayans are not Filipinos?”
“Yes, in this movie the character of Juday says that it is necessary to speak Tagalog and not Bisaya “para maging Pinoy”. This is racist and discriminatory. Not fair to non-native speakers of Tagalog. The movie implies that the Bisaya are not Filipinos and Binisaya is not a language spoken by Filipinos.”
“The scrptwriter, director, producer and Juday should be disabused of their anti-Bisaya sentiments. The Bisaya – Cebuanos, Waray, Ilonggos, constitute a very large segment of the Filipino population and cannot be dismissed as not Pinoy.” From Decentralize Imperial Manila
Meanwhile, Budjette alerted us to Carlo J. Caparas’ wiki entry, uploaded 19 December. “He is the Great behind many Filipino superheroes and comic characters in comic books such as Panday, Bakekang,Totoy Bato. . .”
The Great behind?