A regional team of the GMA 7 has slammed ABS-CBN reporter Doris Bigornia who allegedly threatened them during a live coverage at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City last May 11.
John Paul Sarsuelo Seniel, a GMA reporter from Davao City, said in an open letter posted on his Facebook that Bigornia was rude and impolite to the Kapuso Mindanao regional news team.
“Miss Doris Bigornia, please act with decency when you are with your fellow members of the media,” said Seniel.
Seniel said that DMNG Engineer Al Lim Ramz had politely told Bigornia to excuse herself from the camera “since you became an eye sore to my live report.”
The GMA 7 news team was then interviewing Christopher “Bong” Go, assistant campaign manager and executive assistant of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte.
But Bigornia allegedly scolded Ramz and even told him “sapakin kita,” according to Seniel.
“I don’t care who you are, yes you are Doris Bigornia of ABS CBN, nauna kayo sa amin sa media, hindi pa ako nakarating sa trabaho na ito, napapanood na kita sa TV;
“Pero nakakabahala ang inasta niyo. Regional Media kami, oo, pero kahit ihilera ka sa amin dito sa region, namumukod tangi kami sa rehiyon namin dahil rehiyon namin ito. Kahit sa rehiyon namin, hindi kami pa star, we work with humility and authority;
“You have shown disrespect sa mas nakababata sa inyo. Huwag po kayong pa Star dahil kahit kilala po kayo ng karamihan, hindi niyo po nasisiguro kung gusto ka ba nila;
“I opened this up kasi nababastosan kami sa inaasta mo. Pilipino naman po tayo. Yes our companies compete against each other, but we are still Filipinos and we should respect each other sa kung anumang trabaho meron tayo;
“I have heard a lot of negative things about you, and now i fully witnessed a glimpse of your character;
“But I thank you for the opportunity of testing our character in the midst of a live report, i was not distracted.
We stood with good character and we delivered well;
“Mindanaoans like my team (MELCHOR, JP, ALLAN) lighted a candle of good reportage and everybody follows,” said Seniel, in his letter.