Love (Money) Makes the World Go Round: A short criticism of selected TV commercials of PSBank

Recent television commercials of PSBank feature Luis Manzano and Anne Curtis as endorsers. For this paper, three of these commercials will be critiqued. The first one features Luis who is on a date in a restaurant. The advertisement opens with a montage of Luis performing romantic gestures in front of his date. Here is how the conversation goes:

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A feminist analysis of How I Met Your Mother’s final episode

How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran from September 2005 to March 2014, reaching nine seasons. As the title suggests, the program is about Ted Mosby narrating the story of how he met his wife as he tells it to his children. While this is the framework of the plot, the program focused on Ted and his friends Marshall, Barney, Lily, and Robin and their adventures as a gang. Other minor story arcs include Marshall and Lily’s husband-and-wife relationship, Barney’s womanizing antics, Ted and Robin’s relationship Barney and Robin’s relationship, among others.

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Kapangyarihan ng Gatas sa Labi: A short criticism of Nestle’s Sali-Salita

Sali-Salita is a short film that is a part of the anthology Kasambuhay Habambuhay which is produced by Nestle Philippines in 2011 in celebration of its 100th year. Each film features a Nestle product and in the case of Sali-Salita, it features Nido.

Simply put, the plot of Sali-Salita is about a mother who was too occupied with work and consequently, ignores her son who tries to catch her attention. Continue reading Kapangyarihan ng Gatas sa Labi: A short criticism of Nestle’s Sali-Salita