Call of duty: Jessica Soho anchors impromptu report amid evacuation

  • The multi-awarded journalist pulled off a 20-minute impromptu live coverage of the ongoing evacuation of GMA employees following the strong quake
  • Jessica Soho continued to report when they started leaving the premises of GMA Network
  • During her report, she also interviewed some employees about their experience and got feedback from the audience

Jessica Soho is not a multi-awarded Filipino journalist for nothing.

Image Capture of a Video by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho via Facebook

Even in the middle of a throng of employees, who were evacuating due to the strong quake on the afternoon of September 13, Soho pulled off an impromptu reporting using a smartphone on Facebook.

“Katulad ng nangyari several months ago, nandito na naman kami sa labas ng GMA Network Building kasi lumind0l na naman po,” the GMA News anchor started her impromptu reporting on a Facebook live while in the middle of evacuation procedures.

“Tuloy-tuloy po ang trabaho namin, pero safety first,” Soho said as she and other employees moved to a safer ground near the network’s building.

Ironically, their work for the day was hampered due to the quake but the journalist within Soho could not rest so she anchored a 20-minute unscripted mobile reporting. She also interviewed some of her staff in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho on their experience of the incident.

She later on interacted with the Facebook audience for their feedback from where they are. She got report from different parts of Luzon where the shake was felt.

Image Capture of a Video by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho via Facebook

“Basta mag-ingat po kayo. ‘Wag magpa-panic. Kapag sinabing dito tayo tulad ng ginagawa namin doon tayo pumunta kung saan safe. ‘Yung mga prinactice po natin for the longest time now — yung duck, cover, hold — dapat memoryadong memoryado na natin. ‘Yung mga go bags natin, handa na po ba?” Soho went on as she is seen walking to the designated evacuation site.

[Take care everyone. Don’t panic. When we are told to evacuate to a certain place where we can be safe like what we are doing, we must follow. By now, we should already know the safety measures that we have been practicing for the longest time like the duck, cover, hold.]

The video trended instantly and has now reach 769K views and 28K likes.

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