For GMA News reporter Jiggy Manicad, there is no other way to deliver news and tell stories but to present them as truthfully as possible. The seasoned correspondent looks back at his award-winning coverage and news stories during the past two decades in his book, On The Edge.
“In the last 20 years, I have tried my best to practice journalism the simplest way possible and this is to get the facts no matter how difficult the obstacles may be. I have realized that this is the best way to serve God and my country,” shares Manicad, who currently co-anchors GMA’s 24 Oras Weekend, co-hosts public affairs program Reporter’s Notebook, and anchors GMA News TV newscast Quick Response Team (QRT).
On The Edge deals with stories of national and international importance, with Filipinos at its core and context. In addition to narrating the stories behind each story, he also shares coverage techniques that are useful for students and practitioners alike.
Giving foreword to On The Edge is no less than GMA News pillar and Peabody awardee Jessica Soho.
Manicad’s book was launched on September 14 at the Manila International Book Fair held at the SMX Convention Center as one of the highlights of the event’s opening day.
Published by Anvil Publishing, the book is available at all National Bookstore and Powerbooks outlets nationwide.