In the long period of time-fighting during strong typhoons and calamities, The TV reporters are considered as the front liners who risk their safety and lives just to do their jobs and to deliver news for people.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) has reinstated the courage and insistence on the work of these five reporters from ABS-CBN and GMA-7 networks along with heavy rain and winds just to deliver news that people need during the typhoon.
If you remembered, in November year of 1995, the Philippines was sealed by a powerful typhoon Rosing.
At the strong rains and winds, the former ABS-CBN news reporter Pia Hontiveros was assigned to deliver the latest weather updates outside the headquarters of PAGASA.
But because of the strong winds and heavy rain, Pia has able to tie herself to a flagpole while she doing her reporting updates.
At that time, the moment of continuous heavy rain and strong winds, some people praised her for being courageous to do her job.
On May 6, 2020, Pia has reposted the photo on her official Twitter account, with heart emojis in ABS-CBN colors which is red, green, and blue.
Her post has come a day after the ABS-CBN officially off the air when the National Telecommunication Commission issued a cease and desist order following the expiration of ABS-CBN’s network broadcast franchise.
On November 8, 2013, A former Kapamilya reporter Atom Araullo has braved to face the strong typhoon Yolanda which is the most shabby area of 2013’s strongest typhoon.
Atom reported live at exactly 5:56 in the morning from a street in Tacloban for ABS-CBN’s morning news program, Umagang kay Ganda.
He and his team’s footage was shown a storm surge while carrying the piles of debris on the street.
Also, it could be seen that Atom was already wet and tired because of the heavy rain and continues the strong wind.
But, at the height of the fighting of the fear in the typhoon, Atom has brave facing the typhoon just to deliver his statements. meanwhile, Atom earned praise from netizens and became a trending topic on social media on that day.
JIGGY MANICAD AND LOVE AÑOVER
The former reporters Jiggy Manicad and Love Añover we’re assigned to do their jobs located in Tacloban during the strike of the typhoon Yolanda year 2013.
According to a report on Jessica Soho’s Stae of the Nation on GMA News TV, Love, who grew up in Tacloban, was not able to handle her emotions.
“Noong nandoon talaga kami Ma’am Jess sa loob ng cathedral, talagang iisipin mo Ma’am Jess na katapusan na talaga ng mundo. Hindi namin alam kung saan kami pupunta kasi iyong ikot ng napakalakas, Ma’am Jess, umaatungal iyong tunog niya na gusto niyang gibain iyong buong cathedral. Nararamdaman po namin iyong pag-alog ng mga pader na kung saan kami nakastay.
“Noong una, parang iniisip pa namin, ‘Siguro, hindi ganito kalakas.’ Isa pang nakakatakot doon iyong paglipad ng mga kahoy at chandelier sa cathedral, mga yero.
“Inisip namin, mukhang ito na kaya ang katapusan namin dito? Dito na kaya kami mawawalan ng buhay? ‘Tapos iniisip ko pa iyong pamilya ko po kasi iyong nanay at tatay ko at saka iyong kapatid ko nandito rin po sila sa probinsya.”
On a separate account, Jiggy has recounted his experience editorial piece for Philippine Daily Inquirer.
“The whirling winds gave me the feeling that we were inside a washing machine. I saw the waiting sheds being toppled, and a coconut tree outside our room getting snapped in two. By 7:30 a.m., all communication lines, including the Internet, went dead.” Part of his story read.
Roel Bacarra, the driver that GMA News hired for the program QRT: Quick Response Team, was died during the strong storm surge after the water swallowed his newly acquired Mitsubishi Adventure Car.
Roel was on his way to pick up Jiggy and the QRT team from their hotel when the incident happened.
On October 26, 2020, ABS-CBN news reporter Dennis Datu has felt the struggle to stay in the place while doing his reporting for DZMM Teleradyo.
One of the staff wearing a green raincoat had to hold Dennis to keep him from being carried away by the strong winds and to stay in his position.
Because of the strong wind and heavy rain, the communication between Dennis and DZMM host Johnson Manabat was spotty.
but later on, the audio was restored and Dennis was able to provide information, but still had difficulty because of the strong winds.
With the camera being unstable, it caught the alarming background: a rice field that looked like a sea with powerful waves brought by the strong wind.
While Dennis was reporting, two of his people had to hold him because of the strong wind.
Although the cameraman struggled as evident in the blurry video.