Please stop using the phrase “krisis sa Mindanao” o “kaguluhan sa Mindanao” on your news reports. Mindanao is a very big island. While a tragedy indeed happened in Basilan, it is only a part of a big land area. It is a disservice to all who live in Mindanao in peace. People who are not from Mindanao tend to think that there’s chaos all over here in the island, when in fact there is none.
If a bombing happens in Makati or in Manila for instance, you would not call it a “Luzon crisis or problem”, would you? You have to be more sensitive and professional because media has the ability to affect the consciousness of the viewers.
You can help the country achieve what it desires. Choose your words well in your news report.”—
Mabel Sunga-Acosta (via thecyberniche)
THANK YOU FOR THIS. I live in Cagayan de Oro, a beautiful city in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao. I HATE it when other people ask “OMG. Isn’t Mindanao full of terrorism?” “OMG. You have internet in Mindanao?” I am like what the F. How ignorant can you get?
I studied media in college and sad yet true enough a prominent news anchor of a prominent network during a media conference said “No one cares about Mindanao, our ratings are low when we put Mindanao on the news, that’s why we don’t report about it too much”
I am sadden by media and its influence on our Filipino people - instead of informing and educating them about what is happening in Mindanao they are generalizing and brainwashing everyone that MINDANAO = MILF = TERRORISM = IT’S UNSAFE THERE.
Please. Educate yourselves, you should know your geography by now.