I met Klink Ang, the President of The Manila Times, at 9AM for another development on our negotiation on the new Manila Times website. I was about to leave for another meeting with JobsDB.com when Klink asked me to stay for a lunch with House Speaker Jose De Venecia. He called JobsDB country manger Jay Jay Viray just to tell her that he’s keeping me for a lunch. I then reset my meeting to next week.
We got something more concrete now but the monetary issue is still subtle. I told him that I’m willing to waive more than 50% stake just for us to jump start the website project. Unfortunately, we had to renegotiate next week. I said I will prepare the first draft of the agreement.
Speaker JDV arrived on time, for lunch. It was a round table discussion of the house speaker with the editors of The Manila Times. This is a very interesting, if not prestigious mileage for The Times because to me, having this regular in-house discussion is something that produce results in a way the we get a first-hand information from a particular public figure.
I’ve learned a lot from the speaker, not to mention I really enjoyed the lunch with a mouth-watering relyenong bangus served with a red wine (my preference).
JDV was there after The Sunday Times made a special report: Is it time for JdV to go? I told Klink that’s a good “trap.”
But the discussion went like the speakers personal desire to change the constitution, which after hearing him, convinced me that he’s really sincere about it. I hope I can discuss the details that I heard.
I just enjoyed the moment. It’s not always that an event such as that happens. And when Klink asked me if it’s great, I said absolutely! And I look forward to have more of that. He said he will update me for more.
After that I dropped by The Manila Times School of Journalism and talked to Dr. Boayes. Well, I must admit that I missed the school where I helped to market last year. We had like an hour chat and I’m happy to update her on the development on my part and happy as well to know that she’s proud of me.
I really appreciate how The Manila Times treat me, which they should? Ahh, yes, they must!