How Doris Bigornia became the 'Mutya ng Masa'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 21 2013 06:43 PM | Updated as of Jul 22 2013 06:19 PM

Doris Bigornia talks abot new current affairs show "Mutya ng Masa"

MANILA – ABS-CBN News reporter Doris Bigornia talked about her newest current affairs show, “Mutya ng Masa,” during her first guest appearance on “The Buzz” on Sunday.

During her live interview, Bigornia said she hopes to touch other people’s lives through “Mutya ng Masa.”

“The show is about, for, and of the masa. Makikinig lang ako sa kanilang mga problema, sa kanilang mga hinaing but at the end of the day, tatanungin ko lang kung ano ang makakapagpasaya sa inyo. Ang sa akin, 'yung simpleng hiling mo, right here, right now, anong hiling mo?” she said.

Bigornia said the show is a reminder that there’s more to life that just the everyday problems that people have.

“Kasi minsan nakakalimutan natin na kahit mahirap tayo o kahit maraming problema, puwede pa rin tayong maging masaya,” she said.

The ABS-CBN current affairs show airs every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. on ABS-CBN.

Being a reporter

Aside from promoting her new show, Bigornia also shared her story on how she became a journalist.

According to the ABS-CBN reporter, being a journalist is not something she has always wanted to do.

“I’ve always been clueless. Hindi ko alam kung anong gagawin ko sa buhay. Although when I was in grade 6, nagbabasa na ako ng Newsweek and Time magazine tapos binabasa ko aloud, nire-record ko siya sa lumang tape recorder,” she said.

Bigornia said she did not know back then that she was already preparing for her future career.

In the same interview, Bigornia revealed one reason she did not want to become a journalist.

“My dad was a journalist also, print siya. Naisip ko noon, kapag ako nagtrabaho I will not be like my dad because I knew how it was to have a father na journalist na hindi ko nakikita. [And that’s what I actually became] so medyo mahirap,” she said.

Now that she’s already among ABS-CBN’s reporters, Bigornia said she has made a pact to herself that she will separate her career from her personal life as a single mother of her children.

“I always say that when I get out of my house, I am Doris Bigornia the reporter, not Doris Bigornia the mother of two children. Hinihiwalay ko eh. Now they [understand]. Before hindi, bata pa sila noon. I’m just fortunate na mayroon akong mabait na pamilya, sila ang nag-aruga sa kanila,” she explained.

Aside from hosting “Mutya ng Masa,” Bigornia also regularly reports stories on “TV Patrol” and “Bandila.” She is also among the hosts of "Umagang Kay Ganda."