Tuesday, February 7, 2012

'Patay na ang mga lolo at lola ko': Donaire responds to 'grandparents' comments

source: Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo | Examiner.com

"I'm sad that there are people out there that want me to lose. Masakit (it hurts), especially since I just want to bring honor to my country," Donaire told me after getting wind of a story about his "grandparents" wishing he had lost to Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. last weekend.

"Pero hinde ko kilala kung sino mga yun. Patay na ang mga lolo at lola ko, yung nanay at tatay ng mga parents ko na nandun para sa 'ken nung bata pa ako (But I don't recognize who those people are. My grandparents are dead, the parents of my mom and dad that were there for me when I was a kid). I don't know who those people are," Donaire revealed.

"Man, I love my grandparents. I used to visit my grandfather (mom's father Francisco Gonzales) in Bohol everytime I went back to visit, but unfortunately he passed away more than a year and a half ago. And yung father naman ng tatay ko, 3-years-old pa lang ang daddy ko nung namatay siya (And my father's dad, my dad was only 3-years-old when he passed away)," he continued.

This is quite interesting, especially since the media outlet that put out that story was playing it off as if the people that gave those untoward comments about Donaire were his true grandparents.

Tabloid-type gossip pieces like this can be expected from irresponsible bloggers and forum trolls, but for a mainstream network that broadcasts their news globally, this report definitely failed the rules and ethics of journalism miserably.

Not only was the story sensationalizing Donaire's family drama yet again to capitalize on the hype of his recent fight and accomplishment, it's misleading, irresponsible, and unprofessional to say the least.