Sunday, April 14, 2013

80 Before 30: Featured on GMA7's 24Oras

It's not everyday that I get to wake up to a call for an interview to be featured on TV. I'll figure in a national primetime newscast for the very first time! Ok, as you can imagine, I was very ecstatic!

Although still unsure what the storyline is, I immediately said yes to Toni, a producer for GMA 7's 24 Oras.  The date, time and place where we would meet was set.

Along with my sister Carina, we met Toni and the crew at UP Diliman last Friday morning, April 12th. The shady Acacia trees at the Academic Oval provided a perfect backdrop for the interview. I thought what could be any more better than being filmed in one of my favorite spots on earth? It was a double yey! 

Backpacking Pilipinas goes to UP Diliman

The interview was about my backpacking Pilipinas stories, mostly about the 80 before 30 challenge and the BookSail project.  The interview was quick, fun and relaxed. I was very giddy answering the questions which apparently reflected on the final report, but I think I got my message across. :)

Watch the interview below. :)

This story was aired in 24 Oras (April 12) and Balitanghali (April 13)
Courtesy: GMA News

*Thank you to my friend Ephraim Aguilar for pitching in my story. :)
** Thank you Toni Tiemsin, GMA NEWS and 24 Oras for the chance to share my story. :)



  1. telegenic!


  2. Congrats Che. :-)

  3. Woohoo!!! Ibang lebel na ito! Dahil dyan, friends na tayo :)

  4. Replies
    1. PA ang peg ni sister Eena. After nung interview, nagdemand ng Jolibee! haha:)

    2. I upload na ang video ni Eena while watching 24 Oras!!! HAHAHA

  5. Astig che!! Congrats!!

  6. Maybuhay,
    I have had the honor to write for Philippine newspapers&mags...... 15 yrs ago because I was INFECTED by the world connisuers of hospitality :)
    I miss the people & country so much and shall I say "I shall return"
    This time I wish to travel throughout the islands to find a true companion &nipa on beach. I stumbled upon your adventures here and I hope to do the same soon....... very soon! I am digging your travels & research. ..... God bless and always take good care ~ P


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