Lola-phallusas

Lukayo – Hindi Ito Bastos the documentary produced by Howie Severino for the I-Witness program on GMA7 is available on Youtube. The controversioal docu showing giant sculpted penises being used in an old wedding ritual resulted in the suspension of the program by MTRCB – the country’s self-appointed guadian of morality. Was it really bastos? Watch it and decide for yourself.

So Howie Severino stopped over here in Baler two weeks ago on the way to Isabela:

Looking for a place to charge my cell phone in a fishing village in Baler, Aurora last week, I was approached by a crowd of mothers who saw the episode and were intrigued by what they called a “tribal” practice, although the lola-phallusas (coined by a poster on the pcij blog) were fellow Tagalog speakers.

About kidlat

Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered Balereños and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

3 thoughts on “Lola-phallusas”

  1. Kung sasabihin ko bastos yan, ibig sabihin, ako ang may malisyosong pag iisip. Para sa akin, iyan ay produkto ng isang napakahusay na sining. Ang tao ay hindi tumatandang paurong. Ito ang tamang panahon na ang mga kabataan ay mamulat at maging mature ang pananaw tungkol sa sekswalidad at pagpaparami. Alin ba ang mas bastos sabihin – u10, puque, bayag, tee-tee- o yung pangkaraniwang bukambibig na “pootang-eena?”

  2. well, i watch the clip, i think theres nothing wrong with the clip. its not “bastos”. ang problema kasi sa kultura ng pinoy hindi tanggap at mulat ang kaisipan sa sekswalidad. halimbawa, gagamit pa ng ibang termino masabi lang ung parte ng katawan ng babae o kaya ng lalaki. naaalala ko pa nung kumukuha ako ng educ units, sabi nung prof ko, “bakit ba itatawag ay flower o kaya bird, e sa katotohanan iba naman un, nagkakaroon pa tuloy ng palaisipan sa bata na bakit iba naman ung alam nilang ganun”, the problem is that we among ourselves our shy about our private parts. nag-iisip kasi ng malisya ung iba, kaya un.

    i remember also, about the past news about deped, ung about sa pagtuturo ng reproductive health, ewan ko ba kung bakit sinasabi nung iba na dapat hindi ituro, dapat daw sa magulang nagsisimula un. although may konting points sila, my only question is, bakit may magulang ba na kayang sabihin sa anak na “anak, this is the penis (sorry for the term, kailangan lang) use for a vagina for the process of reproduction”, pasintabi lang sa mga maria clara at ibara, i dont mean anything. lets accept the real truth about the facts. lets admit it.

    i think the more you grab the information about that, the more hesitant the youngster want to know. baka nga itry pa nila in real practice. kaya nga marami ang kabataan na nabubuntis ay. kasi kulang information about their sexuality.

    iyon lang po masasabi ko and i hope na walang magagalit. again, if i touch your ego, sorry but that is the real truth.

  3. i have watched that episode myself out of curiosity and i have found it very interesting. many of us might have seen the famous work of arts like the sculpture of adonis and the painting the creation of adam which displays nudity but still we say its a masterpiece not an offending piece of art. the same is true with that lukayo. its a display of filipino culture.

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