What Gretchen Ho learned from her ‘Donate A Bike, Save A Job’ drive
MANILA, Philippines — What started as a mere casual plan turned out to be a blessing in disguise in the end for Gretchen Ho. Not only was she was able to donate 500 bicycles to frontliners in 10 Metro Manila cities; she also learned a valuable lesson about being a good leader.
“Probably I could empathize with them kasi marami din pong nawalan ng trabaho sa mga kakilala natin. Kaya I really felt the need to do something,” Ho said during a press conference on Tuesday when asked about why she started her “Donate A Bike, Save A Job” campaign in the first place.
(Probably I could empathize with them because some of our colleagues also lost their jobs. That’s why I felt the need to do something.)
“Marami din akong natutunan dun, as a leader I set up my own team, nag-mobilize po kami,” she also said. ”Meron din po kaming sistema para safe po kaming lahat sa Covid. And madami akong natutunan na how to motivate people, how to [produce and get the best] content, storytelling along the way.”
(I learned a lot, as a leader I set up my own team, we mobilized. We also had a system so we could be safe from Covid. And I also learned a lot on how to motivate people, how to produce and get the best content, as well as storytelling along the way.)
Ho is the newest Kapamilya to join TV5, as also revealed during the press conference. She used to be part of numerous news and public affairs shows of ABS-CBN, the country’s largest network that was denied a fresh 25-year franchise by a House panel.
With her new network, Ho said she looks to further hone her story-telling skills.
“I want to grow, read, be a good interviewer and a better broadcaster,” she said.
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