The wedding is a PR blitz for GMA7 since it was GMA who tagged it as a "royal wedding". The choice of location for the church and reception, both of which are very accesible to the 'masa' crowd, also gave away the affair as a blitz. Just look at the full coverage the TV network gave it.
But, I am dumfounded by all the angry comments directed at [the author]. We really have a big sector of the population that are dumb suckers of media affairs, and it is a sad statement of the state of PHL. If indeed it was to be an imitation of the royal weddings in Europe, then it was supposed to project enough extravagance balanced with how much profit the affair could generate. So, far from being a dream wedding, it was a money making event. If it was a dream wedding, it would have been more private than what it was (say, like George Clooney's)
No, even if you belong to the top 1% of the population, it is always a result of poor judgement if you flaunt your wealth. Just check the bad press Paris Hilton, Tiger Woods, Oprah.. etc get when they do so. And that is why the wealthy in Europe and the US shun the press when they want to splurge. I know for a fact that in Singapore and South Korea, you cannot buy a second car, or a second house, even if you could afford it, without being tax heavily. In Korea, a 2nd house or car, means 200% tax of the purchase value; a 3rd one, 300%, and so on.
In the PHL, we are talking of a Third World situation, and we want the wealthy to flaunt their wealth? If that is the case, then we have a population that all need to be mental wards. Oh my gosh, what distorted sense of values. (And I blame ABS-CBN and GMA for this. In their ratings war, they don't care what psychological damage they are inflicting on their audience.)
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