“Learn Your History”: Raffy Tima, Connie Sison Give Advice to Aspiring Journalists

Veteran Filipino journalists Raffy Tima and Connie Sison recently renewed their contracts with GMA Integrated News. As they mark being “Balitanghali” anchors for more than 10 years, they gave a few words of advice to aspiring journalists.

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Photo: Franchesca Viernes/GMA Integrated News

“Kailangan meron kang passion. Ibigay mo syempre ‘yung lahat,” Sison told GMA during an interview.

She also noted that one should never give up even on tough times. “‘Yun ‘yung magbibigay sa’yo ng experience na ‘di matatawaran,” she explained. “‘’Yun ‘yung magbibigay sa inyo ng confidence later on in life to deal with difficulties na puwede mong maharap. Never give up and pray,” she added.

On the other hand, Tima emphasized the importance of being up-to-date with current events. According to him, “Dapat manood lagi ng balita, hindi lang Koreanovela at telenovala. Magbasa ng dyaryo, bagama’t onti nalang yata naglalabas ng dyaryo, at online platforms.”

Lastly, he stated: “Learn your history. Dapat alam niyo ‘yung history kasi lahat ng nangyayari ngayon, may kaugnayan sa nangyayari noon. Kung alam niyo ‘yung history, mas madali para sa inyo yung present.”

Connie Sison also hosts GMA’s “Pinoy MD” and “Unang Hirit”, while Raffy Tima reports for “24 Oras”.

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