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I must never forget

November 26, 2011


This respite of mine from “official” work is a good time for soul-searching. Why do I write and why should I? In 2007, I delivered this speech after receiving the Ateneo de Manila’s Raul Locsin Award for Student Journalism. My thesis here is something I now need to remember. A journalist is like an ambassador. An […]

Things that people do for Willie

November 10, 2010


To help her mother regain her missing one thousand pesos, a 13-year-old girl from Bulacan took a bus to Manila last Friday, without her parents’ permission, to try her luck lining up to be a ‘Willing Willie’ contestant. The TV5 newscast ‘Balitaang Tapat’ reported that the girl survived on P30, as well as water and candy, as she […]

The price of working in media

November 3, 2010


I have often been asked why I choose to stay in media despite the low pay. If only it didn’t need a long explanation, I have always wanted to say, “But shouldn’t we be the ones paying for this privilege?” It is an exaggeration, but I hope it drives home the point that working in media […]

Day’s ranting made a little more coherent

October 26, 2010


The airwaves are sacred. The airwaves are not ours; they are public property. Filipino viewers are only lending the airwaves to us, TV practitioners, by virtue in fact of franchises issued by Congress. Please, let us make good use of these resources. Let us not settle for second best. If we have to stay all […]