Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) cager-turned-Valenzuela 1st District Councilor Gerald Esplana, chair of the city councilâ€™s committee on education, said he had been the latest victim of these reporters who introduced themselves as â€œradio reporters.â€
said the harassment occurred inside his
office when he
was busy attending to the needs of his
constituents in Valenzuela City, most of whom totally lost their houses and belongings to the floodwaters.
According to Esplana
was in New York, U.S.A., visiting his
family when he
saw on the news how â€œOndoyâ€ wreaked havoc in the country.
cut short his
stint to help affected Valenzuela residents.
From the airport, Esplana
did not attend the city councilâ€™s session and went directly to his
office to personally supervise the distribution of relief goods to affected barangays.
said three reporters claiming to be block-timers in a local radio station arrived and asked his
staff to allow them to talk with him.
â€œIpa-follow-up daw â€˜yung hinihingi nilang sponsorhip para sa kanilang radio program.
Ang sabi ko, sandali lang kasi nagbibigay pa ako ng instruction sa staff ko kung papaano ang distribution ng relief goods.
Aba, eh nagalit na at biglang umalis,â€ said Esplana