THE SYDRIFIEDBLOG ABOUT PAGE




I thought I should work on my ABOUT page. 

So here. 

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I have worked in four broadcasting stations.

Oh yeah.

So after I finished my Communication Arts course in University of Santo Tomas, I went to work in the place my parents work, National Broadcasting Network (now known as People’s Television). My dad, Cesar Salazar, is a news writer and producer and my mom, Francia Salazar, is a news director. Most of my uncles and aunts thought I would grow up as a reporter – and I was, for a brief moment – but then I turned to the advertising part of broadcasting.

I first worked as a segment producer for Teledyaryo. I only worked in two segments there. My parents loved my piece when I covered David Pomeranz but weren't as happy with my work when I wrote about Monsterbot.

Well, fiftysomethings aren’t the target market of Monsterbot then.

Anywho, I also wrote for NBN’s 10pm SEA Games Sports Roundup hosted by Bill Velasco and shown live at the National Sports Grill in Greenbelt.

But my favorite NBN experience was making plugs for PBA on NBN. Yes, the “Ito Ang Game Ko” tagline, NBN coming off as the lamer broadcast version when compared to IBC-13’s version and the theme song sung by Regine Velasquez complicated the league’s identity but it was an awesome ride nonetheless.

But then, I was released from my NBN contract… and I ended up working for IBC-13 as a reporter-slash-segment producer and the following week, a copywriter in ABC-5.

So I worked in IBC in the mornings and would go to ABC afterward. At IBC, my unbelievably, oily face would go on cam to feature many government special projects as well as a bunch of private company advocacies. At ABC, I did typical copywriting work.

Then, my boss, Perci Intalan gave me to green light to create PBA plugs.

Yeah.

Unlike NBN, I had the resources to make the PBA “ASTIG”. From 2004 to 2005, I think, I spent most of my Saturdays planning on how to have fun on the job.




When the PBA left ABC, I moved to GMA – and I have since moved on from writing basketball plugs (except during the time of the first Gilas Pilipinas incarnation) as I am currently creating plugs for GMA Pinoy TV.

With that said, I haven’t really stopped blogging about basketball. I started to blog about basketball at the Hoops Blink PH website (alongside Christian Angelo Jacinto) and did a couple of blogs for NBA Philippines (when it was run by The Philippine Star) and PhilStar’s Unblogged section.

After two years of on and off activity…

After eight years of leaving this website…

I am back to blog about my life, my passions, and my thoughts about certain issues I find compelling.

So if you like this blog, please support it and tell your friends about it.

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