Politiko frowns at ABS-CBN’s omission of Catriona Gray’s Bicol lineage


The “Kapamilya” network’s alleged selective reporting of details about recently-crowned Miss World-Philippines Catriona Gray, who traces her lineage to Bicolandia, has rubbed this politiko the wrong way.

Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda insinuated on his Facebook post that ABS-CBN is not as sensitive as its rival, “Kapuso” network GMA-7 when it comes to the sentiments of people in the region.

“GMA7 is more sensitive to local sentiments, they acknowledge that Miss World Philippines Catriona registered herself as Albayana and that her mother is from Oas, Albay,” Salceda wrote.

Incidentally, Salceda was a longtime governor of Albay before winning his seat in Congress last May.

“Since 4 years ago, Catriona already expressed her desire to represent Albay. Aces and Queens who manage her quest in beauty pageants knows that. All the articles and news by ABS does not acknowledge it- for them Catriona is a Fil-Oz,” he ranted.

In the end, Salceda admitted that the publishing of such details is ABS-CBN’s “reportorial and desk prerogative”.

Catriona’s Australian father is Ian Gray. #