Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Photo: The Old Man Of Journalism

THE PILLAR: In Mindanao, Avelino Malagiouk Acoymo, a veteran Muslim journalist known widely as “Bapa Vel,” is the chief editor of the newspaper Kota Wato Express in Cotabato City. Bapa Vel started his career in 1967 as radio broadcaster and then worked also in television news and eventually ended as one of the most respected writer in the southern region. Bapa Vel still uses the old reliable typewriter. And in Manila, another senior journalist popularly known as Manong, below, still covers the defense beat in Camp Emilio Aguinaldo. (Mark Navales)

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