TV Patrol marker unveiled in Abu Dhabi

By Roland Blanco, ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau

Posted at Nov 14 2012 10:20 AM | Updated as of Nov 14 2012 06:22 PM

ABU DHABI, UAE - The Balitaan marker celebrating TV Patrol's 25th anniversary was unveiled for the first time overseas.

For the first time, a TV Patrol marker was unveiled in the United Arab Emirates.

“Makikita po ninyo na walang isang tao lamang na nakasulat dito. Ito po ay tribute ng ABS-CBN at ng TV Patrol sa inyong lahat,” said Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.

The event was also a historic moment for Ambassador Grace Princesa. She was the consul when TV Patrol covered the story of Sarah Balabagan, the OFW accused of killing her employer in 1994.

Also in attendance at the unveiling was TV Patrol anchor Ted Failon, Middle East Bureau Chief Danny Buenafe and Filipinos in the UAE.

“Makakatulong po para mahatid ang mga problema at mga kailangan ng mga Pilipino dito sa UAE,” said Roy Alcureza, president of PSME-ABu Dhabi.

“Thank you very much to TV Patrol for making this tribute,” said Boy Refugio Chairman, Bayanihan Council-Abu Dhabi.

More than 100 people meanwhile attended a Bayan Mo I-Patrol Mo seminar in Abu Dhabi, including students and members of community organizations

The seminar aimed to teach OFWs about citizen journalism.