Unpublished mementos from my journal–November 10
December 17, 2010 Leave a comment
This is perhaps the last of my unpublished mementos as a neophyte of dyAB 1512.
November 12, 2010
My news chief, June Perez, called me up for some instructions. He instructed me to go to the Cebu International Convention Center to cover an event which is supposed to be attended by Health Secretary Enrique Ona.
It was a gathering of Barangay Nutrition Scholars sponsored by the National Nutrition Council, with Board Member Agnes Magpale and Undersecretary Bernardita Flores.
After talking with some people at the venue, I realized the secretary would not come, even if President Aquino was in Cebu that time.
So, I proceeded to listen to the speeches of Magpale and Flores. I have this tendency not to listen to very long speeches. I just recorded the speech.
After the speech, realizing that some chord struck me, I proceeded to ask Flores a question on the Millennium Development Goals. I had the Reproductive Health Bill in my mind, but thought that if I asked questions related to it, I might have sounded off-tangent.
When I went to the station, my news chief inquired if we asked about the RH Bill. I told to myself that I should have followed my instinct. I should have asked. Sayang.
Sometimes, it is good to follow your gut, especially if you have been through situations wherein you really feel like using it.
Alan Luigi Flores