The spokesperson of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Celine Pialago filed a formal complaint against ABS-CBN reporter Doris Bigornia for showing a rude behavior towards her.
According to the complaint of Pialago which sent to ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Division Head Ging Reyes, the senior reporter was struck unintentionally by the MMDA spokesperson during a fire drill in Makati City hall.
Despite the apology of Pialago, Bigornia started to show rude behavior and even hurt her during the confrontation.
There’s also an incident where Bigornia told her cameraman to avoid capturing Pialago in the video that they’re recording.
“si (MMDA) GM (Jojo Garcia) lang kukunan mo sa frame, ‘wag mong isama ‘yang katabi niya!” Bigornia said according to Pialago.
The MMDA spokesperson also claimed that Bigornia tried to destroy her image to other people.
A report from PEP.ph also said that the General Manager of MMDA Jojo Garcia tried to fix the relationship between Bigornia and Pialago, however, the reporter refused to say that she would not talk to an “unethical person”.
The recent behavior of Bigornia made her file a formal complaint to Ging Reyes, who vowed to investigate their reporter.
“If Miss Bigornia had any delicadeza, or actually, any sense of decency at all, she would not spread rumors inside our own office,” Pialago said.
This is not the first time that Doris Bigornia got investigated by her own network because of rude behavior.
In 2016, Bigornia faced a complaint from a reporter of GMA in Davao City during the campaign period for the presidential election.
“Our DMNG Engineer Al Lim Ramz politely told you to excuse yourself from our camera since you became an eyesore to my live report. Mr. Bong Go and I were on cam, but you immediately scolded him and even told him “sapakin kita”. Seniel wrote in his open letter in 2016.
“I don’t care who you are, yes you are Doris Bigornia of ABS CBN, nauna kayo sa amin sa media, hindi pa ako nakarating sa trabaho na ito, napapanood na kita sa TV.” he added.