Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Poised to Revive Interrupted Career after Rehab Release

Controversial Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan was out of rehab after more than two months of rehabilitation from alcohol and drugs, TMZ reported Tuesday. Following her discharge, Lindsay went to the gym to do some work-out before catching up with friends.

Lohan, who was caught on video giving short responses to one TMZ paparazzi before eluding a group of photographers, was seen still wearing a wristlet on her right hand similar to that of a SCRAM bracelet.

A SCRAM device monitors alcohol level in the blood by measuring the ethanol concentration of the bearer’s perspiration. Lindsay was required by a US court last October 2010 to wear such item while she was on probation after found guilty in drunk driving.

Lindsay’s acting career was in good shape before it was interrupted in 2007, when she was penalized due to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and her reported visits to a drug rehabilitation center. She lost several movie deals following a string of scandals reported in the media. Last September, Lindsay reportedly said she wants her career back.

Lindsay’s career was soaring prior to the issues she faced in 2007; it can be remembered that she gained fame for her leading roles in the films Freaky Friday, Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded.

Meanwhile, in the Philippines where the media is not short of road accident to report every day, there is no particular law that defines and penalizes Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Drunk driving itself is not a criminal offense here. That is why no less than the Philippine’s former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who is now a lawmaker, filed a bill in August 2010 to criminalize drunk driving.

Ironically the Philippine government is working against drunk driving, while the sale of liquor in the country is not totally regulated. Perhaps, the government cannot afford a total ban due to large taxes collected from liquor manufacturers.

Moreover, while the road enforcement branch of the government campaigns the slogan “don’t drink and drink”, a non-government organization (NGO) at the same time has a unique campaign and that is to stop drinking alcoholic drinks at all.

In the media sector, there is one that advocates against liquor drinking. UNTV, a local television station in the Philippines regularly airs in their daily broadcast an infomercial that encourages the public to cease from drinking alcoholic drinks. The public service channel cites alcoholic drinks’ negative effects to people’s health and to the society as a whole. They also have an infomercial against illegal drugs.

The infomercials were part of the Isang Araw Lang (Just One Day) campaign initiated by the TV station’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Daniel Razon, who is also popularly known as Kuya (Big Brother).

The theme of Kuya Daniel’s ‘Isang Araw Lang’ means to start a rightful act and to sustain it.  Undeniably, the themes and the wordings of the infomercials relate to the viewer’s attention in a way that if they think over the facts being laid upon them in those plugs they will act on it accordingly.

1 comment:

  1. Maraming salamat po sa blogger na nagsulat about UNTV and Kuya Daniel Razon, much appreciated po ang pag acknowledge nyo sa advocacy ni Kuya Daniel. We need observant people like you who sees the good in everything. If you want updates of UNTV, Kuya Daniel and Bro. Eli Soriano as well, whom we've learned good teachings a lot, I can email it to you, just pm me at my email ad Again, much thanks!