Unscripted, Doris Bigornia earns ire of viewers during The Script concert
She wasn’t on camera with a ready script to follow and what ensued was an unscripted verbal tussle.
Broadcaster Doris Bigornia has earned the ire of fellow viewers during The Script’s concert held in Manila last April 17.
According to a Facebook post by a certain Richard Lim titled “The Dark Side of Doris Bigornia,” Lim narrated how Bigornia, her daughter and other spectators ruined their viewing experience by blocking them during the Irish pop rock group’s show.
Lim said his wife and his son watched The Script concert on Friday citing he got a VIP ticket to see the performance clearly. He said their seat numbers were at the center near the stage.
When the artists came out to start their show, he said Bigornia and her daughter rushed to the said area and evaded the bouncers despite the concert having numbered seating arrangement.
“The event bouncers instructed them to go back to their seats explaining to them that it was a seated concert but instead of sitting down, she shove off the bouncers and didn’t mind them,” Lim’s Facebook post read.
He said “chaos started” when the concert viewers rushed in front of the stage hitting him and his son.
“‘My food and drinks spilled all over the place, being stepped on, bumped and to the point that they were already pushing me and my son out of our seats,” he said.
According to him, the bouncers were able to control the crowd by pushing them back but Doris and her daughter and a few people beside her resisted to leave.
“I went to her and ask her politely and said, “Ma’m favor lang, I’m seated right behind you and you are blocking my view” and she didn’t even reply but instead looked over to the other side,” he said.
His son, he said, was already “hyperventilating” because their area was already crowded.
Bouncers tried to push Doris and company away but her daughter shouted on top of her voice to the bouncers and said “paalisin nyo muna lahat bago kami umalis dito (Make them leave first before us)”.
Lim went back and ask her politely again, “Ma’m favor lang nahihilo na ang anak ko baka pwede naman tumabi na kayo para gumaya yung iba (Ma’m favor please. My son is getting dizzy. Could you please sit on your assigned seat?)”
“But Bigornia replied, ‘Wala akong paki kahit mamatay siya diyan (I don’t care if he drops dead now),” Lim said, adding that he was shocked of Bigoria’s behavior.
He said he did not expect the kind of answer from a media personality.
He replied saying “Ganyan ba kayong mga taga media, sa TV lang matino, sa totoong buhay eh wala palang pakiaalam (Is that how you in the media behave? Or is it only on television. In real life you don’t care).”
He said he admitted he was shouting but only because the place was “noisy.”
But to his dismay, Bigornia did not reply. After the show, Bigornia and her company went back to their seats.
As they went out of the venue, he said he saw Bigornia “with a grin” so he “confronted” the reporter, who was with her daughter and son.
“Yan ang hirap sa inyo eh, porque media ako iniipit nyo ako tapos youtube nyo agad (That’s the problem with you all, just because I am in the media, you are trying to corner me and put everything on You Tube),” Bigornia was quoted as saying.
“’Yun ang problema, media personality ka tapos ikaw pa ang nag pasimuno ng pag harang sa harap kaya tuloy nagayahan lahat (That’s the problem, you’re a media personality but you’re the one who led the others in blocking our views),” Lim replied.
The two continued to exchange heated arguments.
“After that futile argument, I didn’t see the point of continuing the conversation because she wasn’t apologetic for what she did, the son was telling me to f–k off and the daughter was cursing me in front of thousands of people still inside the Arena as if I was at fault,” Lim said.
Lim urged netizens who took videos of what happened to post it online so it would reach the management of ABS-CBN because the incident, according to him, was a “conduct unbecoming of a media personality.”
INQUIRER.net has been trying to reach Bigornia for her statement on the issue but has not responded as of posting time.
Not the first time
Bigornia was in the news in May 2003 during the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) scare. It was reported that she barged into St. Lukes Hospital to have herself and her crew examined despite the request from medical personnel to have them quarantined first.
In a letter to the Philippine Daily Inquirer editor by Lilia B. Pangilinan of Sta. Cruz, Manila, she said Bigornia came from Alcala, Pangasinan, where SARS victim Adela Catalan had just died. Bigornia interviewed relatives and neighbors of Catalan.
Upon reaching Manila, Bigornia and her crew went to St. Lukes for examination for possible infections. Pangilinan said instead of following hospital procedures—quarantine, isolation—Bigornia and her crew barged inside the hospital with their camera on, recording everything and demanding they be given immediate medical attention.
“Didn’t she realize that they could have been carriers of the disease, and could have spread the virus to whoever they came in contact with?” Pangilinan said.
“Such action smacked of irresponsibility, insensitivity and callousness. In fact it was criminal, if you ask me,” she added.
After getting a clean bill of health, Bigornia has since returned to television and hosted her own public service program titled, “Mutya ng Masa (muse of the masses)”. NC/TVJ