'Home of HardCore Phil Short Films' Faces Backlash On Twitter For Casting Single Parents In Negative Light

A new short video was released tackling the distribution of aid to different communities on lockdown.
by The Candy Staff   |  May 11, 2020
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Last update: 05/11/2020, 8:22 p.m.

On May 10, 2020, writer-director Darryl Yap and cinematographer Vincent Asis released a new short video entitled “#AYUDAmn The Lockdown Rant” on Vincentiments’ online platforms. The video tackles the distribution process of aid or “ayuda” to different communities while on lockdown. Various netizens who have watched the video took to social media to express their disappointment regarding a part of the video that casts single parents in a negative light.

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At the 2:16 mark of the video, the actress goes on a monologue and asks why the local government officials prioritize the distribution of aid among those who “are not deserving,” starting with single parents. The script includes lines like, “Single parent, e multiple ang kalandian niyan,” “Multiple benefits ‘yan!” “Daming kabit niyan,” and “May ka-chat pang afam.”

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“Vincentiments” and even the director’s name “Darryl Yap” were both trending topics on Twitter. Candy has reached out to the team of Vincentiments for a statement. Yap later on issued a director's note via their Instagram account.

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Vincentiments is a project of SAWAKAS, a theater group founded by Yap. The project went viral for producing short films inspired by hugot culture, like the 2018 short video Jowable which was later on adapted into a book and a film.

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