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Thursday, April 27, 2017

When PRs Become Unfit for Their Job

Wazzup Pilipinas!

How about you guys? What are your comments or reactions regarding these posts about a PR who was said to be rude to a media during an interview at an event where a very popular singer was the brand ambassador. I guess the brand should be aware of this as they may be affected by this issue too. It's better that they do something about it soon before this controversy explodes uncontrollably.

Do you agree that PRs should be courteous and respectful to both media and bloggers regardless of the situation (relaxed or under pressure)? On and off promotional events or campaigns? Should they avoid talking bad or malicious about anyone (whether personally or via online and social media posts)? Bad-mouthing is such a serious offense that they should advocate for mouthwashes.

Kudos to the shout-out rant by an editor of one of the leading newspapers in the country. May there be more of her who are outspoken and gutsy enough to tell the world that she deserves proper treatment. There are ways to do things discreetly, and that should always be the case for PRs.

I have to commend her fellow media friends for the support they are giving her. I hope bloggers would also do the same and stand by with their colleagues when they encounter the same problems with PRs. It's time to stop being "sipsip" and tell our stories as it happens. No more sugar-coating and false or pretentious advertising. Tell the real story without any hesitation.

However, there are so many great PRs out there that should be praised for keeping their minds sane regardless of how badly behaved some personalities are. These are the PRs and their agencies that should be given awards and recognition. May they continue to flourish and remain successful.

Finally, the mentioned rude PR should reflect on this latest issue about her. She needs to realize that there's definitely something wrong about her. Apparently, this PR was moonlighting. The moonlighting issue is already beyond ethical. The rude behavior towards a media who was just trying to do her job is inexcusable. Who knows what else she is doing behind the back of her multi-national company who already asked the victim to remove the company's name from any post because the event was not officially under them. Raket pa more!

I can now rest my case.


This is how this so-called PR behaves online...Spreading chismis on social media. Pahiya siya ng ipakita ko mga ebidensiya ko countering her accusations. Siya kasi pala ang tunay na salot sa event na "volunteer" daw siya. Eh kaya lang siya pinagtitiyagaan doon ay dahil kinuha niyang ninong sa kasal yung organizer. Nakakahiya naman ipagtabuyan siya na huwag ng maging volunteer. While I was really invited to help promote the event dahil kung ano-ano daw ang ginagawa niyang kalokohan sa event. I never even asked for any payment since pinakiusapan nga lang ako ng isang friend ko na was also a volunteer at that event. My documented evidences showed I had formal invites. Wala lang malinaw na communication yung mga ibang parties involved.

She can harass bloggers like me easily, and I have plenty of testimonials kung paano niya unfairly treats other bloggers. Kaya nagulat kaming lahat that she also harassed a media from one of the most reputable publications in the country. Sumobra na talaga ang kapal ng mukha niya.

I even blogged about the incident but had to bring it down because nakiusap siya dahil everytie daw someone Googled her name ay lumalabas yung blog ko about her or "it" as what the victim said. Eh nagkataong newly-married din siya so I was worried na baka dahil buntis lang siya kaya ganoon ang behavior niya. So I brought it down kahit I was already consulting lawyers. Now, I'm thinking of putting it up again after this development.

Ganoon din ginawa niya sa akin. She also said "Usap tayo" and when we sat down face-to-face, she then arrogantly confronted me. Pero lahat naman ng sinasabi niya na negative about me was hearsay - something that she heard from other bloggers.

Unlike the victim, nobody from her company called me up kahit ako na mismo ang nagsumbong sa kanila. They simply ignored me dahil siguro blogger lang ako. Pero she threatened me that her company will sue me if I don't bring down my blog about her.

It's time she be removed from the PR industry dahil siya talaga ang salot sa community.

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