My heroes during the pandemic: 4 stories from VisMin media

My heroes during the pandemic: 4 stories from VisMin media

Pandemic Heroes: National Heroes Day 2020 Special.

Filipinos extol their heroes on August 31, 2020, the day revered as National Heroes Day. This time of the pandemic, ordinary folk have risen to become heroes themselves. Heroes find courage and strength to persevere amid the obstacles. We share four stories of heroes of the pandemic from journalists in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Two stories focused on what the reporters saw during their coverage. Two other stories are about the broadcast journalists themselves. After all, many journalists go out of their homes to serve as frontliners in their coverages.

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Glazyl Masculino

This graduate of Bachelor or Science in Mass Communication of UNO-R in 2013 writes for the Manila Bulletin and the Guardian. She is now the president of the Negros Press Club.
Masculino Pandemic Heroes


Joel Franco

A graduate of Mass Communications at West Visayas State University in 1992, Joel covers the Iloilo City Hall for the DYRI/RMN Iloilo. He won ‘Reporter of the Year for Radio’ of the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) in 2018.

Joel Franco Heroes of Pandemic


Jerome Dexie O. Bacud

A graduate of international studies in Liceo de Cagayan University, Jerome first worked in Nestle after graduation in 2010. He now works as field reporter and anchorman of Bombo Radyo in Cagayan de Oro. He was the 2016 Palarong Pambansa correspondent in Antique  and the 2019 South Asia games correspondent in Manila, Philippines.

Jerome Bacud Heroes of Pandemic


Annie Fe Perez

A mass communication graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Cebu, Annie Fe worked with the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. starting August 2, 2014 until the station officially closed on August 31, 2020. She shares with us the most heroic act she saw on the job during the pandemic.

For Annie, it was the small but meaningful acts of the people who volunteered to buy essentials for residents who were not allowed to go out of their houses because of the granular lockdowns.

This is the last story in our Heroes of the Pandemic: National Heroes’ Day series. We hope that the stories we have shared with you have inspired you. Despite how bad the situation, we can choose to be heroes and help others.

Pandemic heroes

Ordinary folk become heroes because of their heroic actions. During this Covid-19 pandemic, the actions speak louder than words. The acts may even outshine and outlast the specific heroes of the pandemic.

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