TV host Boy Abunda talks about his "reinvention" as Bandila anchor; gets flat "1" for doctorate course

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Boy Abunda on getting a very high grade of flat "1" for his doctorate course: "Kasi nabawasan na ako ng pagma-manage. Hindi ako nagtuturo. Ang naiwan sa akin, e, paghu-host at saka pag-aaral. Doctoral na kasi ito, e. Iba na’ng laro. Ibang level na ito, e."


Sa pagpasok ni Boy Abunda sa Bandila, balitang nag-improve daw ang ratings nito. Siyempre pa, tuwang-tuwa ang binansagang King of Talk sa balitang ito.

"Napakasaya!" sambit ni Boy nang makausap siya ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Sunday, October 9, sa The Buzz.

"Dahil ’yong limang araw na ginawa ko ang Bandila, napakagaan at napakasaya. Bago. Something new."

Kumportable naman daw kaagad siya sa kanyang mga kasama sa nasabing late-evening news program ng ABS-CBN.

"Kaibigan ko... Ces [Drilon] is a very good friend of mine. Karen [Davila] and Julius [Babao], I represent them. I do their contract.

"So, walang problema iyon.

"It’s something new talaga. Sa tinagal-tagal ko sa industriyang ito, ang sarap makatabi sa kanila.

"Ang tawag daw nila diyan ay reinvention. Pero, hindi ko naman ginano’n ’yon.

"Basta it’s something new. It’s pushing yourself to something that’s exciting.

"Kahit I think when I suggested this sa ABS-CBN, I don’t think we were aware that we could actually merge the idea of putting Bandila and me together.

"Pero, nangyari."

Hindi naman siya nailang dahil nga bago yung ganito sa kanya?

"Aaminin ko, nung first day, nakikiramdam ako. Ako ang pumapasok sa kanilang bahay, e.

"Ayoko yung ako ang pinakamataas ang boses!" sabay halakhak niya.

"Nakikiramdam ka. Pero yung... tamang timpla ang hinahanap mo.

"By the time I was doing my interview, I was okay.

"Remember, gumawa kami ng episode for presentation? So, it was not like the first time we met.

"Marami pa. Like for example, in the next few weeks, I’m being advised to opinionate more.

"Kasi, medyo nakikiramdam ka rin na hindi ka masyadong [maging] OA.

"Hindi ka masyadong maingay. Dahil tinitimpla mo yung news at ang iyong partisipasyon.

"At saka ang ganda ng loading. It’s loading very well."

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Gusto rin daw niya yung nangyayari na may time silang magbiruan ng mga kasama niyang news anchors sa Bandila.

"Yeah! It’s very light. News is actually about people," sabi ni Boy.

Yun ngang episode na ini-interview niya si Aiko Melendez, biro ni Julius, kapag isang Boy Abunda raw ang nag-i-interview, parang nag-a-apply ng trabaho.

"Mas may interaction. Mas may opinyon. Mas may commentary," sabi naman ni Boy.

WEARING A TIE. May pagkakaiba bang pakiramdam ’yong pag-upo niya sa Bandila at ’yong pag-upo naman niya sa The Buzz?

"Oo naman! Kasi ang mga balita, e... news, baha, politika, etcetera..

"Ang pagkakaiba ay binibigyan nila ng paggalang ang balitang-showbiz.

"Na kahilera [ito] ng balitang may kinalaman sa panahon, sa politika, at iba pa.

"So, malaking pagkakaiba. At naka-kurbata ako!" pabiro pa niyang sabi.

Parang effortless na sa kanyang ang paghu-host.

"Hindi. Exciting din yung pakiramdaman. Alam mo yung nakikiramdam ka?

"Siyempre, bagong platform. Kaya nakaka-excite."

SCHOOL BOY! Isa pang ikinatutuwa rin daw niya, yung naka-flat 1 siya ng grade sa mga subjects na Social Development, Development Planning, at Transformative Strategies.

Ito’y kaugnay ng kanyang doctorate degree, which he is now pursuing sa Philippine Women’s University pa rin.

"Ay, ako... tuwang-tuwa ako roon!" tawa niya ulit sa kasiyahan.

Talagang kahit anong busy niya sa kanyang propesyon bilang TV host, nagawan pa rin niya ng paraan para maka-flat 1 na grade sa patuloy niyang pagpapaka-dalubhasa sa pag-aaral.

"Kasi, nabawasan na ako ng pagma-manage. Hindi ako nagtuturo. Ang naiwan sa akin, e, paghu-host at saka pag-aaral.

"Doctoral na kasi ito, e. Iba nang laro. Ibang level na ito, e."

Ano ba ang mga bagong achievements na pinapangarap pa niyang makuha?

"Sige lang. I’m just listening to... I’m just moving with the flow," pahayag ni Boy.

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