SPOT SNIFFS: "Blind" text messages artists are sending to each other

The air is rife with text messages artists (requesting anonymity) are sending to each other on their cell phones, expressing their indignation over Malacanang's controversial list of National Artists for 2009:

▏ "Saddened to inform you about the death of the National Artist Awards. Date and time for the Necrological Service will be announced. Pagdadalamhati sa Kamatayan ng Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining. Please forward to all concerned."

▏ "[Highly Respected Artist] just talked to Cheloy [Araceli] Dans. She called Cecile Guidote! Gave her advice 'from an elderly artist,' told CGA she'll be a hero if she refuses award. WA EPEK:("

▏ "Cecile Guidote called [Performance Artist] and sounded apologetic. She's taking Valium na daw...ha ha ha! She should take an aspirin for her hoarse voiced throat!"

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To read our main story on the 2009 National Artist Brouhaha, click here.

To read National Artist BenCab's statement on the matter, click here. wants to know: What do you think?

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