Please stop using the phrase “krisis sa Mindanao” o “kaguluhan sa Mindanao” on your news reports. Mindanao is a very big island. While a tragedy indeed happened in Basilan, it is only a part of a big land area. It is a disservice to all who live in Mindanao in peace. People who are not from Mindanao tend to think that there chaos all over here when there is none.
If a bombing happens in Makati in Manila for instance, you would not call it a “Luzon crisis or problem”, would you? You have to be more sensitive and professional bec media has the ability to affect the consciousness of the viewers.
You can help the country achieve what it desires. Choosing your words well in your news report is matters a whole lot.
-Mabel Sunga-Acosta, Davao City Councilor