In this age of rampant fake news, the work of actual journalists is now more important than ever. We salute our Filipino journalists for their hard work and dignity under pressure, but there are just times when things slip up, especially on live TV. The result? Pure comedy gold. Scroll on to see some of the funniest Pinoy news bloopers we found around the internet.
Seen on Balitanghali, weatherman Nathaniel”Mang Tani” Cruz mistakenly called Jun Veneracion “Josie”, the habagat’s name. He tried to stay professional, but it was pretty obvious to everyone watching that he was struggling to keep it together.
Na-confuse ako, bimb.
Michael Fajatin — who was a journalist in GMA-7 for around two decades before joining UNTV as its Director for News and Current Affairs — has had a long and storied journalism career. But apart from his accomplishments, he’s also known for his hilarious bloopers, as seen in the video above. Na-confuse ka rin, ano?
Excuse me po! Mike Enriquez is one of the veteran news anchors in the country. He’s seen every evening at GMA’s 24 Oras with co-anchor Mel Tiangco, so this flub was a long time coming.
A new island in Pakistan
This one’s just too good. TV Patrol newscaster Kim Atienza or Kuya Kim cracked up after saying the name of a new island in Pakistan. Can’t blame him, that was hilarious.
In this clip, ABS-CBN reporter Doris Bigornia is visibly over it after being unable to get a comment from the soldiers and officials involved in Janet Napoles’ detention in Fort Sto. Domingo. To her credit, Bigornia still powered through, trying her best to get statements from the soldiers, even if they were only holiday greetings.
Hinamon ng hamon
Oh, the perils of this Filipino holiday essential. Here, former TV Patrol news anchor Korina Sanchez fails to continue her report about the price hike on ham. The reason? We can’t know for sure, but pay attention at 0:07 as Noli De Castro says, “iyon, kakakain ng hamon!” in the background.
Too soon, camera. Too soon.
We don’t know the story behind Bernadette Sembrano’s attempt to throw the paper, but the timing was just too good. She and co-reporter Alvin Elchico dodged that one so well, without making it obvious that they wanted to laugh!
Jinny Manicad is another journalist from GMA-7. He may have left the profession for politics, but his work as a journalist will always be remembered… as well as his bloopers.
— GMA News (@gmanews) December 9, 2016
Not a live TV flub, but we just had to include this. When a steaming black bag was found at a tiangge in Quezon City, it caused terror as people feared the worst. But it turned out that the mysterious bag wasn’t holding a bomb, but just steaming cooked rice!
Of course, delivering news is a serious matter and we should all pay attention to current events, as reported from reputable sources. But it’s great to see how Filipinos always find something to laugh about, especially at the end of a tiring day.
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