"The Dark Side of Doris Bigornia", as what Richard Lim writes it. The recent issue about reporter Doris Bigornia and the confrontation with Richard Lim went viral after a video of the said event was uploaded on YouTube. Netizens expressed their disapproving reactions to Doris and her kids in the video, who seemed to act high and mighty instead of talking calmly to resolve the issue. Both sides have now been expressed, Doris Bigornia has apologized in the television, although the whole mess wouldn't have blown into a huge mess if only things were settled more peacefully.
A link to an article from Inquirer can be found here.
The Force Awakens
After watching the video, I can see where the discontent of many came from. Many have targeted the newscaster's (Ms. Doris Bigornia) way of handling the situation, which was not really the best thing to do given that you're a public figure that children and the rest of the country can see her in television almost everyday (if they watch the news). Seriously, the bad reaction is not just because she's the Doris Bigornia -- I really don't care much of her. After watching the video, the target was really not on Doris' back - it's on her kids. Watching the video carefully, you couldn't care less about Doris. At some point, her kids had awakened a dark force, especially the brother, who became a fully operational cursing machine. The fight was in English, so it may seem a bit normal, but convert it in a normal everyday family scenario and you can see that all hells went loose on this one.
How the Force Awakened
Let's take a closer look at the video. Richard and Doris were obviously doing their thing, trying to sort it out in their own way. Out of the blue, the daughter, Nikki, interrupted in the exchange. From a Filipino point of view, it's totally wrong. It's the proper time kung saan hindi dapat sumasagot sa matatanda ang mga bata. It's downright disrespectful, and Lim dished out a "Shut up," at Nikki, pointing out na hindi naman siya ang kausap. Point taken.
Doris seemed to have interpreted it in the wrong way, who then shouted furiously "Lay off my kids!" as a protective mother should do, yet obviously her kid was in the wrong here and she tolerated it. Maybe it's just a one-time act, so sige, palampasin na nga lang natin ito.
Sadly, it's the brother's time to shine. A few moments after, the brother of Nikki, Lorenzo Sungalon, burst forth with the Dark Force, excaliming: "What the f*ck is your problem dude? F*ck off? F*CK OFF! You said 'shut up' to my sister, dude!" Okay, NOW we're out of bounds here. Hindi na importante kung sino ang tama o mali sa nangyari sa concert, pero dude, that's low. Disrespectful at all levels. Cursing at people older than you with such tone and arrogance is really, really bad. Wala ka sa lugar para maging asal-tambay diyan. 'Dun pa lang talo ka na. Doris tried to stop him though, interrupting him and saying "Tama na," but it was futile.
That's the point when things went messed up. Okay pa naman sana eh, pero eto kasi si kuya hindi makalma ang bibig. Ayun, lumala ang usapan. After that doon na nasabi ni Doris ang tungkol sa YouTube video and said that Lim was doing it purposely "because I'm Doris Bigornia, what the hell?"
Lorenzo added, "kawawa ang anak nya" with a bad tone, then Doris also added that next time, Lim should just "watch a Lea Salonga concert, or better yet - Blackjack." Naku po. Nadamay pa tuloy sina Lea at Blackjack. Tsk tsk. Finally, Nikki, who was missing from the scene for a while came back (pumunta siya sa isang babae na nakita nyang binibidyohan ang mga nangyayari) and told Doris about someone who was taking a video. Doris went for some damage control, as the video ended.
Again, the kids were the ones that screwed things up. Lumala talaga dahil sa inasal nila. Oh well. Moral lesson?
"Mayaman o mahirap, pantay-pantay pa rin tayo. Mayaman man o mahirap, kung bastos ka, pare-pareho kayong bastos. Pantay lang kayo."
Here's another video, which was probably the girl na nilapitan ni Nikki during her off-cam moment dun sa unang video:
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After 16 years in Philippine television, Sunday showbiz talk-show The Buzz goes off air, as confirmed by the show's host Boy Abunda.Along with co-hosts Kris Aquino and Toni Gonzaga, Abunda explained as to why the show was brought off-air. Abunda mentioned that part of the reason was the changing times - the people behind the show, the audience, and the way show business news were handled have changed. Thus, the team will "take a step back" and look at the bigger picture, with the goal of being able to bring The Buzz into a standard more acceptable in today's time. In the video posted (above), Abunda expressed his sadness that the show was being cancelled. He recalled memorable interviews, thanked the people who brought the show to life, and promised the ever-supportive audience that kept The Buzz alive since 1999 that the showbiz talk-show genre is not yet dead and that the show (in a new revamped format) will return soon.
From a different view
Indeed, as talk-show host Boy Abunda confirmed, the changing times have been a major reason of the hiatus. From the show's point of view, it may have been suffering lower ratings than it had in the past years. Indeed, news (not just showbiz news) has evolved especially in recent years. Now, social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have been become the primary source of your usual "showbiz chika" and rumors. TV personalities log in to their accounts and update their fans and the rest of the people of the latest happenings in their lives. Confirmation of rumors, big revelations, and other showbiz tidbits have been sourced directly at these sites, making the public immediately aware of these information. This makes the showbiz talk-show lose its grasp on the audience that wants their usual "HOT, FRESH, SHOWBIZ NEWS" served fresh and be the ones to be the first to know the happenings around them.
With the new generation having lesser attention span and patience, the masses would prefer to get their showbiz news from social media as they are constantly updated by the minute by the dedicated page owners and admins. They no longer have to wait until Sunday to get their tsimis, In the end, maybe the only thing that kept the show alive was the Exclusive Interviews made by the show, which are aired before it even gets viral on social media.
Again with these changes, it is indeed unavoidable that the show needs a step back. It needs to update itself and step up into the game. It needs to be able to further work hand in hand with the fast-paced technology -- the internet -- the devices -- the environment.
How will the show modernize itself and step up to today's standards?
Only time can tell... for now.
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