MANILA, Philippines — Scientists at the Philippine Society for Science and Technology (PSST) has discovered that film production studio Star Cinema will run out of songs to name their movies by the year 2028.
Using a complex mathematical equation, Dr. Zulfer Kaufman and his team at PSST were able to determine the exact year as to when the film production company has to come up with their own movie titles after they have used ALL Original Pinoy Music (OPM) songs to name their projects.
According to the renowned scientist, “the rate at which new OPMs are released are very few and far between, but the pace of releasing new movies have caught up. It will only be a matter of time until all songs are used in naming their projects.”
According to Kaufman, from 1993 upto present, Star Cinema has released approximately 50+ movies bearing titles of songs, both OPM and international. With movies such as May Minamahal, Sana Maulit Muli, Mr. Suave and Muling Ibalik ang Tamis ng Pagibig, scientists has found out that this practice have been left unnoticed. “Sometimes, they will add other words to the original title so that it would not be so obvious, as with the case of Tong Tatlong Tatay Kong Pakitong Kitong, where the song about a crab was used,” said another scientist.
The team also discovered a method where a song title’s spelling would be altered as to avoid suspicion. Such is the case for movies like Bcuz of U and Got 2 Believe. Finally, scientists at PSST has also concluded that adding the word “The Movie” at the end has also been very effective for movies such as Mula sa Puso The Movie and Maalaala Mo Kaya The Movie.
Telenovelas has also been culprit with shows such as Basta’t Kasama Kita, My Girl, Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo, Maging Sino Ka Man, and it’s sequel, Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik. “These are just from ABS-CBN,” according to Kaufman. “Wala pa kami sa GMA,” quipped his assistant.
They added, “We are not singling out Star Cinema and ABS-CBN, that is why we have decided to include both GMA7 and GMA Films in our future study. For years, they have used the title of the songs for their telenovelas and it is a cause of concern.
If the industry continues this practice according to Dr. Kaufman, they will have to come up with original titles such as Wako Wako, My Cactus Heart and E-Boy, because according to their precise calculations, the Philippine’s movie and television industry will ran out of juice and have until the year 2028 until all the OPM songs has been used up.
The team has forwarded their findings to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) as well as to other government agencies concerned, to come up with a permanent solution to this growing dilemma that our country is facing.