Why The Philippines Needs Superman

In the movie “Superman Returns,” journalist Lois Lane cannot begin writing an article on why the world needs Superman. She should have scanned the Daily Planet’s international section–which her boyfriend edits– or checked out Google News, and she would have found hundreds–maybe even thousands– of reasons why the world cannot afford to lose Superman again.

Here in our country, Darna–the national superhero–is currently inactive, while Captain Barbell is busy imitating Superman. This being the case, Superman should revisit the Philippines soon.

Here are some reasons why the Philippines needs Superman:

  • Petron says it has no obligation to cover cost of oil spill cleanup. With his super breath, Superman could repair the damage caused by the oil spill in Guimaras and nearby areas in a few minutes, probably even seconds–a task that could take six months to one year when done with ordinary human strength. Maybe he could also pressure Petron to be more responsible and convince government officials to place public interests before that of the big corporations.

9 Replies to “Why The Philippines Needs Superman”

  1. The Philippines DOES NOT NEED Superman! The world does not need Superman. Saying that there’s a need a for a superhuman, actually, beyond superhuman, once again, is like saying we cannot do it on our own. We lack the strength, the pride, the confidence, and the intelligence as a Filipino culture. And now we’re going to rely once again on an almighty figure to save us.

    We need to look at our ownselves. The Philippiens needs us. Not Superman. We have to work for it. We have to create our own changes.

  2. VigasFilAmGuy: Pulling an oil tanker from the bottom of the sea would require super strength. If only he actually exists, I really wouldn’t mind his help, even if Superman is viewed by many as among the symbols of American hegemony.

    gary: we can always try, di ba?

  3. Very Funny! Haha.. But seriously, our fondness for superheroes and fantasy telenovelas shows our dismay for our country’s leaders (bogus and real alike)who couldn’t seem to solve the nation’s problems.

    Yes, I agree. We need the Man of Steel!

  4. Yo anyone see superman returns? I loved that movie and i cant wait to pick up the dvd and game for xbox 360….i heard theres a code in the dvd that lets you play as bizzaro in the game, that should be pretty tight. Im lookin forward to gettin it at the end of the month.

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