Have to Go

I have now left a place I considered my second home for almost five years. A few weeks ago, I received a phone call informing me that I have been fired. I was no longer required to report for work the next day for the morning newscast, News to Go. A few days later, my contract with the afternoon newscast GMA…

Reporter Notes: Prequel

For young people who wish to become news reporters, there are no shortcuts, formulas and guarantees. Luck may be a factor. But so are persistence, patience and passion. We all have unique individual trails. The footsteps of others should only serve as a guide but you have to make your own way. I’m not an expert. But…

Quick Response

August 2011, I was given a chance to venture outside the four corners of the newsroom as the field producer for QRT. Luckily, the original field producer immediately gave up after the first assignment in Pangasinan. I embraced the opportunity. No hesitations. The first days were complicated and challenging. I had to think and move fast. I knew…