SAY NO TO ‘KOMEDYA’
During a forum between policemen and journalists, a police station chief raised an issue over one or two “media men” who solicit money from them.
He said he was forced to give money, thinking that they were being asked to donate to a “good cause.”
Another police station chief also shared the same experience.
The lady journalist who spoke during the seminar advised policemen not to heed solicitation requests from media practitioners.
“You are not obliged to give journalists money. Basta naay mangayo, basin dili na media. Basin komedya na,” she said.
A sportswriter was interviewing an official of a dragonboat racing team about details of an upcoming race that they are about to join.
The writer was only clarifying a certain detail of the race, but the team official angrily said, “(name of reporter), do your research!”
The fact that the reporter was clarifying the certain detail was already part of his research.
During a recent ordination rite, a new Catholic priest had an unforgettable moment with Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, the retired Archbishop of the Cebu Archdiocese.
Instead of just laying his hands on him, the retired prelate, a well-loved and respected figure in Cebu, hugged the newly ordained priest.
Some of the priest’s friends were teary-eyed and touched by what they saw.
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