Crisostomo Ibarra ‘Binaboy’? Here’s Suzette Doctolero’s Reaction

Suzette Doctolero shared this post to clarify the presumption of other people about Crisostomo Ibarra

Kapuso writer Suzette Doctolero, who is behind the series Maria Clara at Ibarra, reacted to people who are saying that they are tarnishing the reputation of Crisostomo Ibarra.

When Jose Rizal wrote Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, the character of Crisostomo Ibarra became so popular, especially in history lessons in schools. GMA-7 has ventured into a historical drama that featured the characters in Rizal’s novels.

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📷: PEP

MCAI has been receiving positive feedback from the viewers regarding the story, the set and wardrobe designs, as well as the superb acting that the cast members are presenting. However, it appeared that the series has recently received a negative reaction, particularly on how the character of Ibarra is being portrayed.

In her recent Twitter post, Suzette Doctolero addressed those people who think that the character of Crisostomo Ibarra was “binaboy.” “Para sa nagsasabing binaboy namin si Ibarra, as if kilala niya nga si Ibarra lols. Basa muna,” the Kapuso writer wrote in her tweet.

This included a photo of a write-up with the title Anecdotes About Rizal / Why Rizal Killed Elias. In the novel, Elias is a character with a very gruesome past. The write-up was about the story that General Jose Alejandrino shared. It was about the conversation he had with Rizal regarding the characters of Ibarra and Elias.

A portion of the anecdote featured what the author himself said about Elias and Ibarra. Rizal also revealed the reason why he already ended the life of Elias in his novel.

“I regret having killed Elias instead of Crisostomo Ibarra; but when I wrote Noli, my health was so shaken, I never thought I could write its continuation and talk of a revolution. Otherwise, I would have let Elias live, who was a noble, patriotic, unselfish and disinterested character, Ibarra was an egoist, who only decided to provoke a rebellion when his interests, his person, his loves, and all that he held most sacred were touched. With such men, one can not expect success in their undertakings.”

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📷: @SuziDoctolero Twitter

A netizen commented that some viewers may have expected a fairytale prince charming type of character from Ibarra. Another netizen lauded Suzette Doctolero for presenting a well-researched historical series. “True! Si Elias ang mas nagpakita ng paglaban ng walang kapalit o personal na reason,” a netizen commented agreeing to what the Kapuso writer showed.

FOLLOW-UP: Suzette Doctolero Contradicts Previous Statement On Crisostomo Ibarra?

Meanwhile, cast members of the Maria Clara at Ibarra are thankful for the warm support that they are getting from the viewers. Barbie Forteza, Andrea Torres, as well as Juancho Trivino who played the “kakainis” character of Padre Salvi are being lauded for their performance. Dennis Trillo and Julie Ann San Jose are also doing a great job portraying the titular roles.

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3 thoughts on “Crisostomo Ibarra ‘Binaboy’? Here’s Suzette Doctolero’s Reaction”

  1. maybe those who comment about this are offended by the fact maria clara at ibarra was a anticipated success and was overwhelmed by the good cinematograpy , editing and good acting by the stars involved plus the directorial job itself.

  2. the teleserye you might call it is a good reminder for young ones good traits and values of a filipinos that through time were deteriorated or shall I say being neglected of those remarkable values that must be observed even in this technology driven era. kodus to the stake holders of the said program. expect other work of the national hero will be featured as well.


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