Manila Doctors College Appalling Appelations

Being an alumnus, I was saddened to learn from the grapevine that the present officers of Manila Doctors College have plans of changing the name of the school.  According to the outrageous rumor, the executives are contemplating on changing the name because the degree courses to be added are not going to be “health related” anymore.

If the gossip is true, I don’t know what in the world were the present high and mighty magistrates of MDC are thinking that the word ”doctor” is a word only related and limited to health.  According to Wikipedia, the word doctor is a title that is accorded to someone who has received a doctorate degree.  It is a textbook case that a doctorate degree is conferred to persons not only in the health-related field, these MDC chieftains themselves maybe Doctors of Education or Theology which may not in any way be related to the medical field.

Dr. Valentina Vrandakapoor, my favorite doctor is not even a physician.  Dr. Valentina, the Queen of the Reptiles and the most notorious nemesis of Darna earned her PhD in Reptilian Zoology!

A co-alumnus upon learning about the buzz even suggested that graduates from MDC create a united body to air its concern of not changing the school’s name otherwise all hell breaks loose.  I in contrary suggested that we might as well recommend a new possible name of Manila Doctors College in which the acronym MDC should remain.  This will at least warrant the new name to still start with the M, D and C acrostics.  I was even willing to treat a dinner to the person with the best name suggestion.  Here are some of my twisted name entries:

  • Manila Dementia College
  • Madyohong Dyutay College
  • Matudnila Dudung College
  • Mahal Dito College
  • Mashonget Ditey College
  • Mahalia Dyakson College
  • Manila Dyologs College

Here are Karen Batangan’s mind-boggling suggestions:

  • Mukang Datung College
  • Magiging Dukhang College
  • Mega Dyologs College
  • Moron Doon College
  • Makakating Datan College
  • Meganung Dakuykuy College
  • Mwahahaha Dahaaaakk College!

Totoo kaya ang tsismis?  Si Doctor Love nga hindi naman pisishan pero doctor…

Jeprox, Jologs, Jejemon

Jeprox, Jologs and Jejemon are all urban slang that describe some chunks of the diverse Pinoy human spectrum.  These words that all unexpectedly starts with the letter “J” – a non-existent letter in the original Filipino alphabet – emerged at different periods characterize the cultural variations among the megapolitan Pinoys.

In the ‘70’s rock artist Mike Hanopol coined the term Jeprox.  He best describes these people in his song Laki Sa Layaw.  Jeprox are born rich, exuberant and lives an unrestrained life.  They are liberal and laid-back to the point of being immature, prodigal and irresponsible.  By now these portion of the population are 90% owners of colossal beer-bellies and a big chunk of these stratum smoked weed at least one time in their free-and-easy life.  They idolize Iskul Bukul tv seatcom characters Tito and Joey Escalera.

After approximately 2 decades, Jologs was coined.  This ‘90’s-born term depicts a person being crappy, unstylish, unfashionable and cheap-looking.  They are the corny group from the lower class who tries to be cool but ends up mediocre to the point of being an annoying failure.  Jolina Magdangal (a ’90s teenybopper superstar) is their Goddess while Mystica (a singer with hydrogen-peroxide-treated haircolor) is their Empress.  April Boy “‘Di Ko Kaya Tanggapin” Regino is their ultimate beloved idol.

Still after approximately 2 decades and just this year the term Jejemon emerges.  These are the maddening type of Pinoys who are experts in Jejetyping. What is so alarming is that with the age of social networking sites and text messages they seem to breed!  DhEy tYhp DaRe tHouWts enD meSShaGes CmeeLhar 2 dIzs, jejeje.  They breed questionable spelling.  They promote incorrect punctuations.  They support intolerable grammar.  Fortunately, their is an emerging group out to ruin this group otherwise known as Jejebusters.

I refuse to name some of the people I know and have personally encountered as Jeprox, Jologs and/or Jejemon.  All I can say is that I can live with them… Peace!

Bungga!  Kanya-kanyang trip lang yan!