Kakaiba ang haplos ng pagmamahal ng Dos!

DESPITE being an alien to their planet, not once has ABS-CBN— most specially its CorpComm department headed by Mr. Bong Osorio—made me feel na para akong iniluwa ng isang naligaw na spacecraft na tumuntong sa kanilang daigdig.

The Kapamilya Network has every reason to impose a selective ban on reporters like me lalo’t naglilingkod ako sa ibang istasyon. Puwede kuwestiyunin agad ang aking sense of loyalty which is consistent with our network affiliation, pero hindi ganito kakitid ang utak ng PR department ng ABS-CBN.

In fact, it does not recognize this writer as coming from a rival station, sa halip ay tinitingnan nila ako bilang kaagapay sa kanilang mga proyekto in my own little way bilang reporter na maaari nilang maasahang tumulong paingayin either its upcoming TV show or Star Cinema’s forthcoming movie through publicity.

All the more, ang ganitong pagpapahalaga ng ABS-CBN sa inyong lingkod is like cholesterol that thickly fattens my heart. Its genuine warmth that greets me at the very doorstep of the premises kung saan idinaraos ang kanilang mga events— whether at the Dolphy Theatre with its freezing cold temperature or at the 14th floor 9501 amidst the friendly, good-looking waiters— is just too overwhelming.

Credit goes to Sir Bong, the unassuming big cheese in the station’s PR group. Mahusay ang kanyang PR training sa kanyang staff sa pag-eestima ng press, who deem the word  “discrimination” as a big no-no in the fundamental practice of their profession.

So, Aaron and Kane, kailangan ko pa bang ulit-ulitin ang mga papuri ko sa inyo, ha?!


AS EXPECTED, ang search for My Girl 2011 at the ABS-CBN’s Christmas party for the press last Friday became the source of both fun and pun.

Isa lang ang segment na  ‘yon sa mga nagbigay kasiyahan sa naturang okasyon, where 15 representatives from various media outlets—composed of both straight gays and straight guys in drag—vied for the title.

But what actually made the beauty contest more prestigious in a way (in a way, daw, o!) was having Miss Universe third runner-up Shamcey Supsup sit as one of the three judges.

Ably hosted by Jobert Sucaldito and, sino na nga ba ‘yon, Kuya Pete, pero pasok sa banga ang kanyang pagpapatawa?, the said portion brought the house down.

Nawindang lang ako sa ilang tanong sa Q & A portion, samples of which ay ganito: “Which do you think is the best TV station…ABS-CBN, GMA or TV5?”

The candidates who were asked such questions, of course, gave safe answers. Pero Kuya Pete, had I joined the pageant and been asked the same question, ito siguro ang aking isinagot as to which I believe is the best station.

“In reality, there is no best station as there is no worst station either. The thing which I consider the best is our Filipino audience whose tastes all these three major TV networks offer should respect. Thank you.”

So, with that answer, Kuya Pete, which do you think do I deserve to get… a crown, a drown or a frown? (You deserve a million for being downright intelligent my dear- Ed)

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