Senator Loren Legarda has no plans of returning as newscaster after term

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Senator Loren Legarda, who initially became known as a journalist, has no intentions of returning as a news anchor once she steps down as Senator in 2019.



Walang nang balak si Senator Loren Legarda na muling maging newscaster sa oras na magtapos ang kanyang termino bilang senador sa June 2019.

Dahil ito na ang ikatlong consecutive term ng senadora, hindi na siya maaaring tumakbo muli sa parehong posisyon sa ikaapat na pagkakataon.

“I have done the news for 20 years. Actually, 12 years in ABS-CBN—from 1986 to 1998 and doing the news is different from magazine program or being a documentarist or doing a television specials or doing various forms of media, including the digital platform,” paliwanag niya sa press conference ng Dayaw, ang docu-series na ipapalabas sa ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel).

Ang pilot episode ng six-part, 30-minute weekly documentary series na ito ay sa November 3 at mapapanood every Thursday at 6 pm.

Naniniwala si Loren na sapat na ang kanyang kontribusyon bilang journalist sa halos dalawang dekada niya bilang mamamahayag sa ABS-CBN.

“I did the news desk when I was 21 and I did it until I was 38. I think I contributed more than enough in delivering the news every night in the field.”

Kabilang sa mga news and public affairs programs na ginawa ni Loren noon sa ABS-CBN ay ang The World Tonight, The Inside Story at Pep Talk.

“So perhaps doing the news [that] I did when I was in television, when I was at my prime.

“But being from a news anchor and producer for Pep Talk, The Inside Story, being a newsmaker or being in the midst of the news and going back there, it could be some difficulty for me,” paliwanag ng journalist-turned-politician.

Dagdag niya, ibubuhos niya ang kanyang atensiyon sa ibang bagay, kagaya ng kanyang advocacies.

“It could be best perhaps for me to continue with my passions and advocacy on culture on art on environment, and climate. It just comes so naturally.”

ADVOCACY CLOSE TO HER HEART. Masaya si Loren na i-host ang Season 2 ng Dayaw na tumatalakay sa kultura ng Pilipinas.

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“I’m glad to be hosting a program that’s close to my heart,” pagtukoy niya sa Dayaw.

“It’s not just a television show, it is really documenting the culture of the Filipino, which we will hand over to the next generation.

“Many of these we are documenting are those who are dying and crafts and culture, which may soon be extinct so were documenting it to preserve it.”



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