Charles’ Reviews: Asian Treasure’s Historical Deception
Posted January 28, 2007on:
I am very concerned about the historical spin-off that GMA had put on their show Asian Treasures, especially that concerns with the distortion of some of the important facts in the Philippine History. However, these observations are based only on the premier episode of the said show. More of them, I am sure, will come out later as the show progresses.
1. The 10 datus had taken the gold they collected and hid them with a powerful medallion.
2. The groups calling themselves KKK or the Kapatirang Kumakalinga ng Kayamanan, and Sudama are obviously created.
4. Andres Bonifacio was not a member of KKK, or Kapatirang Kumakalinga ng Kayamanan. However, contrary to popular beliefs, there were two founders of Katipunan, the other was Diodato Arellano, who died before the revolution started.
5. Dr. Jose Rizal is not also a member of Kapatiran.
1. They are correct in saying that there were really ten (10) datus that came from Borneo, that established themselves somewhere in Zamboanga Peninsula and the rest of the Mindanao.
I had watched a glimpse of one episode where Angel, Marvin and Robin went to Rizal Shrine in Calamba and stole all of Dr. Rizal’s shoes. Who the hell would believe that? Not one pair of Dr. Rizal’s original shoes were placed in that shrine, together with all furnitures and painting in the shrine, they are all mere replica of the original. Please, be realistic. If you want the original shoes, go to the National Archives or to the National Historical Institute.
My friend, Yatot, also had some says about this series:
Bakit nila pinaghalo ang facts sa fictions? Hindi ba alam ng gma7 na madami-dami ding mga fans sina Robin Padilla at Angel Locsin na mga bata at nag-aaral pa?!? What kind of media practitioner is gma7 by the way? They are putting a factual error to the minds of children! Are they trying to be “Da Vinci Code”-like series? Hahahaha… nice try! But I think, the “Da Vinci Code” has its facts all supported with factual evidence and documents… so hindi ko masisisi ang writer ng “The Da Vince Code” kung ilagay nya ang mga ganun sa book nya…But what is the point here? The point is… they (gma7) should not lay an alternative factual event to the actual facts! gma7 should have supporting evidence or documents regarding this story… It is true that there are 10 Bornean Datus that came here in a balangay, I have learned that from elementary; but for the children’s sake, lagyan ba ng mga kakaibang plot ang pagdating nilang iyon? And isama pa sina Andres Bonifacio at Jose Rizal sa mga ganitong kalokohan! I know Rizal was very much different from Bonifacio because the former only fought with his pen unlike with the latter! And you called that CREATIVE WRITING huh? And oh, where’s the originality by the way?
I still say, whatever the comments and opinions of others will be, that Asian Treasures is the ultimate spin-off story tragedy in the history of Philippine television!
This show should get a review from the National Historical Institute for distorting the history. GMA Network should realize that mass media, especially the televisions, have huge impact on children. What if some children watched this, and mis-understood what was real history to pure fantasy? Our people’s nationalistic and historical senses are alarmingly low without the help of the show’s alteration of the Philippine History.
I made this blogpost, not to disgrace the show or the producers or GMA Network. I am a concerned history teacher. We should all respect history, not because it is history, but because that is where we came from.