Mimesis: The Game of Philippines' Thrones (Episode 2016)

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Election fever hits the Philippines like a regular super typhoon hit its land. The last two Presidential Election as usual have colorful personalities befits "life imitating art" subscribing to Aristotelian mimesis and modern satire.

Valar Dohaeris (All Men Must Serve)

"Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder."
-George RR Martin

Two weeks since Philippines General/Presidential Election, and just few days after most Filipinos we're already missing the daily dose of our divisive stand, whether we like it or not the country had an organize chaos down the stretch that makes politics the nation's favorite spectacle like it was a scheduled World Cup, a quadrennial Olympics and PBA Championship (our version of NBA) because our partisanship tickles, annoyed and gives out the best and worst of ourselves. The slighted ego, allegiance to your kinship, friendship, acquaintanceship, belong-ship, sometimes, word of honor, bond of brotherhood, sisterhood, neighborhood, conformism, simple intelligence or even principled stand ah the purity of it all -that's us Filipino how we put politics in a different level. Now let see how we identify our players to the biggest lottery of all-The Presidency..

All Men Must Lie (valar ēdruta pirtir)

Wikipedia explains that in "ancient Greece, mimesis was an idea that governed the creation of works of art, in particular, with correspondence to the physical world understood as a model for beauty, truth, and the good. Plato contrasted mimesis, or imitation, with diegesis, or narrative. After Plato, the meaning of mimesis eventually shifted toward a specifically literary function in ancient Greek society, and its use has changed and been reinterpreted many times since then" Today i will try to put realism in the literature of George Martin modern classic under Philippines political setting like its a paraallel universe. Take note gender and family affiliation are irrelevant.to the obvious similarities.

Episode 2016

Miriam Defensor Santiago as Tyrion Lannister
Also known as "The Imp" as half man. Literally with balls in a woman's body or a man with two mouth and several lips. She/he become powerful because of acquired knowledge. Love her or hate whats in him but Mirriam is constantly in the wrong side of the fence, She can speaks to dragons like a Targeryan, dance with power broker and coup whisperer in the end its the physical limit that betrays the ambition to be a good heir to the Throne that's on her or his graps.

Grace Poe as Daenerys Targaryen
Known for many names but now remembered as the "unburn". Always ranting about being the rightful heir and to whatever legacy of his late father and we're just kinda over it. She has tremendous supporter even without real machinery. Her birthplace is way over where she accumulates her forces. Already left as dead under fire with his foreigner husband together with her citizenship but alas the law of the land and the divine was with her to have second life which makes her untouchable for a while.

Rodrigo Duterte as Jon Snow
Most who sought the throne ignore he exist. Though he is from an illustrious House and dreaded member of Uncorrupted Wall defenders known as Night Crime Watch, He has great followers even beyond the wall which he tried to save from the menace of the un-dead narcopolitic soul decomposing Zombies of societies. Decisive and very brave he was repeatedly stabbed by fellow watchers ensuring he will be dead before summer ends. He rise up from the political death and miscues against women of which he had a standing oath to defend, but regain unprecedented new life and overwhelming supports to those who believe on him to unite the Kingdom of 7,100 islands

Mar Roxas as Robert Baratheon
Good at conquering, probably on the good side, unapologetic, his bad behavior could be his downfall, specially when negotiating to territory that was destroyed by natural calamities. He has a lot of untrustworthy people lurking about him, bigot, and conceited of his hallow achievements. He tried to conceal his birthright to the throne and was careless on hunting his prey.

Jojemar Binay as Cersei Lannister
Wants to continue his family legacy, thinks he is ready for leadership but everyone else doesn't think so. can play that "underdog" tag yet scheming on things like a fox card pretty well. He walk his public ridicule of atonement as He enjoyed to be strip naked knowing nothing can be seen on his skin. Cersei is trying to rewrite the prophecy that all his children will have a gold on their heads.

Leni Robredo as Catelyn Stark
Grieving the loss of an honorable husband, pretty feisty and can hold her own. Suprisngly canny and cunning she survives wilding attack. She is naive at times in dealing the true nature of her allies. Thought to be dead on Red Wedding , she was mortally wounded and made a come back to play her role in the quest for righteous path with a heart. (Spoilers alerts).

Roy Señeres as Oberyn Martell
Skillful, emotional good looking championing a good cause on his way defending the marginalized sector by "Trial by Combat" he died (cardiac arrest).

Korina Sanchez-Roxas as Margaery Tyrell,
Recently married an old King's son of House Tyrell’s in support for his bid to seize the Iron Throne from out going King.She is aware of her husband's waning sexual vigor with a grown up child from another woman. Despite her knowledge of this, she actively attempts to become pregnant as to secure the alliance between their families if not be the future Queen of all Westeros while doing some press release of good works to win the heart of the masses.


"Power resides where men believe it resides.
It's a trick, a shadow on the wall.
And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.
" - Lord Varys

Antonio Trillianes as Ramsay Bolton
No redeeming leadership qualities, he has a dark side and compelling history to walk out from responsibilities and blaming others once he can't get what he wish. A very dangerous man, cruel, sadistic and very cunning with symptoms of PTSD from his battles in the war front. He is suspected to have an agenda to please his benefactors for him to be another King in the distant future.

Alan Peter Cayetano as Brendan Stark
Very close to the king, has poliical family background packed with ambitions and oratorical fighting skills. He can see the future, but was a lame duck on his destined role to be an adviser to the "Prince that was promised".

Pia Cayetano as Arya Stark
Ambitious enough to list the things she'd wanted to fulfill .Smart like his late father, she would rather trained in weapons against listed enemies than sewing the needles She will eventually to teams up with bro to justify the means of political end.

Gringo Honasan as Gregor Clegane or "The Mountain"
Groom to replaced the "King's Slayer" (JP.Enrile aka Jamie Lannister) The Lannister sends him to guard them in their volatile kingdom . When coup plot was busted out, Gregor is given command of the House vanguard and left flank and leads his men through intimidation. He has notable fearsomeness in the battlefield his missing finger attested to his loyalty.

Bongbong Marcos as Joffrey Barratheon
A spoiled brat child of former strongman. A known crown prince and virtual heir to the Iron throne., His youthful looks and education betrays His obscure shady past that preceded before him. He shows weakness when confronted by those who aren't afraid of him or his family anymore. He can not trust anyone except his immediate family and feisty mother.

Chiz Escudero as Petyr Baelish
Master manipulator who knows very well the affairs of the state. He pursue beautiful and powerful woman for his ambition.A puppetmaster, kingmaker, kingbrealer with penchant to sweet talk.

Panfilo Lacson as Stannis Baratheon
Could maybe do the job but does not inspire love or hope from the masses, you were starting to consider him but then he starts doing things that make you go "what the f*ck are you doing?"

Manny Villar as Varys
An inuit he is still a major character and power broker with network of spies to protect his interest. As scheming as Littlefinger he can make or break an empire. Another skilled manipulator He often puts on the public persona of being nothing more than a pudgy man well suited to the pleasantries of court life; humble, obsequious, and protects his worldly possession.

Loren Legarda as Mellisandre also known as "the red woman"
She supported and seduced the men he thought would be king that would put her youthful past under a guarded secret amulet. Capable to give birth to a shadow demon which is sent to kill her enemies. Inside her looks is a frustrated a lonely old woman.

Special cameo Role
Kris Aquino as Sansa Stark
Sansa is naive and wants to live the life of a fairy tale princess and is unwilling to see the harsh realities of the kingdom's politics and rivalries.Daughter to an illustrious father and a great mother. She will be seen to be with different husbands and love interest in several season.

Roman Catholic Church as The Faith of the Seven,
The main religion of Westeros, appears to serve no real purpose other than political power,
The faith has rich history and legends that accordingly manifested in the early men. They asserted their religion over the First Men they conquered, replacing the worship of the Old Gods almost entirely throughout the southern kingdoms of Westeros. Thus the Andals' Faith of the Seven became the dominant religion on the entire continent, except for in the North and the Iron Islands. Faith remained an important part of Westerosi customs, they grew corrupt and their practices became little more than a façade.

Knights of Summer

"And all of them young and bold like your Knight of Flowers. It's a game to you, isn't it? I pity them...
.because it won't last. Because they are the knights of summer and winter is coming."

- Catelyn Stark:

Episode 2010

Other characters who made it to the list or either still in the dungeon of infamy from previous season.

  • Benigno Aquino III as Eddard "Ned" Stark,

  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as Aegon V Targaryen

  • Juan Ponce Enrile as Jaime Lannister aka"King's Slayer"

  • Joseph Ejercito Estrada as Tywin Lannister

  • Bayani Fernando as Brienne of Tarth

  • Rick Gordon as Bronn

  • Gilbet "Gibo" Teodoro as Robb Stark

  • Jamby Madrigal-Valade as Lysa Arryn Tully

  • Eddie VIllanueva as Spiritual leader of the High Sparrow

  • Eduardo "Danding" Conjuanco as Xaro Xhoan Daxos

  • Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. as Ser Davos Seaworth,

  • Jose Pimentel Ejercito "Jinggoy" Estrada as Samwell Tarly,

  • Imelda Marcos as Arianne Martell

  • Rev. Apollo Quiboloy as The Three Eye Raven

  • Jose Maria Sison representing as Sons of Harpy

  • Special participation of the INC as House of Black and White

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Credits & Disclaimer

This article is a parody from an original literary work adapted in HBO and does not maligned any non-fiction character dead or alive. No animal was harm n the completion of this article. 2010 season will be published separately.

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