21 February 2009

since that comment posted by lem about the death of the policeman who was injured at the u.p. friday the 13th riot, i’ve been googling news sites and broadsheets to either confirmor deny the news but nothing, absolutely nothing, which is so weird.   so i emailed lem to ask where he got the balita and he said from a rakista, pero sadyang “hindi raw ipinapaalam sa media, ewan kung bakit.”

ganoon?  like the warrior lawyer says, sana hindi totoo, sana buhay pa at on the way to recovery si sgt. ramon mondrigo of the u.p. police.  pero kung totoo that he has passed away, what is the news blackout all about?  is it possible that mainstream media have no idea, are not interested, do not care, or can it be that they just do not care enough to let us know?  baka napakiusapan ng u.p. admin o ng u.p. orgs that organized the concert na huwag nang palakihin,  sila-sila na lang ang bahala sa mga namatayan?  OMGWTF ganoon na lang ba ‘yon?  what does that say about u.p., and about our youth, hope of the motherland!

for all our sakes i pray it’s not true, and sgt. mondrigo lives.

Posted in media, youth


  1. February 23, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    the fair incident itself didn’t make it to media, did it? it would be interesting to see if there’s been a shift in media demographics and up isn’t strongly represented in media anymore.

  2. February 23, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    hmm, not nga in the broadsheets. but i’ve seen inquirer, gmanews, and abante links on the incident. u.p. not strongly represented in media anymore? i don’t know about print media, pero sa tv news ang daming taga-u.p. in anc: patricia evangelista, caroline howard, korina, cheche… in gma7 ang alam ko, someone correct me if i’m wrong, u.p. sina maki pulido, kara david, jiggy manicad…

  3. February 26, 2009 at 1:46 am

    You forgot Ces Drilon and Tony Velasquez. But it’s true what Manolo said; it’s different with print media.

  4. February 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    thanks, tongue ;) wasn’t sure about ces, didn’t know about tony. re print media, oo nga, makes quite a difference…

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