GMA reporter's open letter to ABS-CBN's Doris Bigornia: "Please act with decency..."

GMA reporter in Southern Mindanao, John Paul Seniel, has posted in his FB account an open letter to Doris Bigornia, criticizing the veteran ABS-CBN reporter for her "pa-star" attitude and rude behaviour.

In the said open letter, Seniel mentioned about their live report for 24 Oras Southern Mindanao as the time when Doris allegedly disrespected him and other mediamen. Bigornia was in Davao to cover presumptive President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte during the Philippine Election.

John Paul Seniel (pic via FB), Doris Bigornia (pic via Twitter, @FrancisFaulve)

Reposting here Seniel's open letter to Bigornia, originally posted in his Facebook account. Read!

"Miss Doris Bigornia, please act with decency when you are with your fellow members of the media.

Maybe you did not know that we had a live report for our GMA 24 Oras Southern Mindanao Newscast, i can forgive you on that, but you acted like you did not see anyone interviewing Mr. Bong Go.

Our DMNG Engineer Al Lim Ramz politely told you to excuse yourself from our camera since you became an eye sore to my live report.

Mr. Bong Go and I were on cam, but you immediately scolded him and even told him "sapakin kita".

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.


While it's also not proper for a journalist to rant against another journalist thru social media, Doris Bigornia has been getting already harsh criticisms from netizens who have read Seniel's open letter, especially that she already got involved in a controversy like this one before.

Remember the viral video of her during The Script concert last year? (READ: Doris Bigornia vs Richard Lim confrontation at The Script concert)

Doris is yet to air her side on the new controversy questioning her character and integrity as a TV journalist or field reporter.

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