Tag: #MON ILAGAN
Our roads first crossed back in the mid-1990s as young, promising news reporters of the Star Network, ABS-CBN. I was covering the Malacanang beat, with then President Fidel V. Ramos, while Mon Ilagan was our eye in the Philippine Senate. We were then both small players in the big league, but with big dreams. When I decided to leave TV for the corporate world sometime in 1997, Mon stayed on with the station until he got part of his dreams fulfilled—getting the chance to host the morning show and even sometimes pinch-hitting in the late-night primetime newscast then known as “PULSO.” I was sincerely happy for him, having seen how he persisted on his uphill climb that started at the very bottom as a production assistant in Radio Veritas as early as 1981. That’s hardwork that paid-off.