The Unglamorous Pinoy Showbiz

Showbusinesses looks so glamorous, everybody wants to be a part of it.

Actors and actresses wear expensive clothes, eat in high end restaurants. Some of these actors’ residences are featured on television, showing off imported stuff.

The actors and actresses get all the glamor and high paycheck at the expense of the unsung heroes of the film industry: the overlooked secretary, the hardworking film editor, the janitor and so on, all just get a paltry of the millions of the money that it earns.

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I used to have an officemate who used to worked for a famous movie production in Manila owned by a certain Mama Liliput. He said, their film editor only get less than 10,000 pesos a month. I could not believe my ears.

That’s the film editor. How about the janitor’s salary? That’s up to us to imagine, hehe..

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