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Political satire is tool for awareness, say De Veyra, Sabayton

Political satire is tool for awareness, say De Veyra, Sabayton

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BROADCAST JOURNALIST Lourd De Veyra and social satirist Jun Sabayton viewed political satire not as a mere form of entertainment but rather as a tool to raise Filipinos’ awareness of the country’s issues. “Kasi ‘pag masyadong dineretso, hindi kumakagat eh. [So] dapat siguro may ‘pautot’ ka ng kaunti para yung pagtawa mo, at least, may maaalala ka sa issue,” said De Veyra. “Hindi mo siya kailangang i-solve pero at least, just the fact that you are thinking about it is a big step.” Political satires could trigger the nationalism and patriotism of Filipinos, they said, noting that Jose Rizal and Marcelo H. Del Pilar used satire to expose social realities in the country. “Nasa dugo natin ang sarcasm. Natural tayong magaling mang-insulto… Kaya ka lang naman nang-aasar dahil may gus...