EDITORIAL : Do well and do the right thing

May 16, 2015 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment


Losing a loved one to death, whether a family member, a friend, a colleague in work, etc. is painful, especially if the person or persons we lost have made impacts in our lives. The pain of losing takes time to heal particularly if the bond of friendship has been welded for years.
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There may be moments of misunderstanding, fights on what we believe in, and tugs of war between principles and personal interests. But these do not lessen the grief when someone left this world.
A colleague from the media, Rannie Manaois, a seasoned broadcast journalist, left this life last May 9. Death came unexpectedly for him, and none in the Pangasinan media world had no inkling that he was leaving .
Before his death, which was reported to be of a natural cause, Manaois was full of life. He reported to his block time commentary program- “Balitado” over Bombo Radyo Dagupan a day before he died. His friends and close colleagues in the media profession said Manaois has not given any hint that it was his last broadcast.
He has been in the broadcast industry for almost three decades, earning praises from those he worked with and ire from those people who were subjects of his tirades and acerbic commentaries. But that is the personality of Manaois. He punched words which inflict hatred, he jabbed as if he had the whole control of his media game and backpedalled when parrying off counter punches from fellow media men.
That happened during the last few months because Manaois belonged to the Espino media camp that kept of lambasting former 5th District Rep. and 2016 gubernatorial aspirant Mark O. Cojuangco and Calasiao Mayor Mark Roy Q. Macanlalay, a vice gubernatorial aspirant, and scores of media practitioners who seem to side with Cojuangco and Macanlalay.

And swiftly he is gone. With his untimely demise, whatever hatred for him subsided. Manaois, like anybody else in the media profession, had to survive and survival means earning the ire of his former friends and colleagues. Without him, the exchanges of glib commentaries over the radio will never be the same again.
Life is too short. If we have time to build goodwill among our colleagues, friends, relatives and families, we have to do it now. We don’t know when we will be leaving this temporal world. We need love and respect too from the people we are working with. Let us do it well and do the right thing.
The staff of this paper would like to convey their heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Manaois family in this time of their bereavement.

Entry filed under: News.

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