Philippines Reporter Tries To Stay Calm On Live TV As Her Cats Fight In Background

by : Lucy Connolly on : 20 May 2020 10:57
Reporter Tries To Stay Calm On Live TV As Her Cats Fight In BackgroundReporter Tries To Stay Calm On Live TV As Her Cats Fight In BackgroundABS-CBN/nikkibigornia/Twitter

Working from home should be a breeze. There’s no chance of being late, there are no distractions from colleagues we just have to catch up with, and the money we’re saving on commuting speaks for itself.

When you start to add dodgy WiFi, a lack of communication and misbehaving pets into the mix though, it starts to get slightly more complicated – particularly if it’s the latter, as one reporter found out recently.


Journalist Doris Bigornia, from the Philippines, was live on air last week when her two cats decided to get in on the action – quite literally – and started fighting each other in the background of her report.

Check it out:

Bigornia, a reporter for ABS-CBN News, was interviewing a guest on TeleRadyo’s SRO (Suggestion, Reaction and Opinion) with co-anchor Alvin Elchico on Friday, May 15, when the feline fight broke out.


To Bigornia’s credit, she somehow managed to remain calm throughout it all, continuing with her broadcast as normal. Although the journalist remained professional, her two cats – Bella Luna and Nala – certainly didn’t, having an all-out brawl in front of the family’s bookshelf as Bigornia continued with her video link.

As the two rowdy animals traded blows behind her, the only sign Bigornia had even caught on to their antics was the slight look of despair on her face as she turned around briefly at certain points during the broadcast to give her cats some serious side-eye.

cats brawl on live tvcats brawl on live tvnikkibigornia/Twitter

Obviously, the hilarious incident caught the attention of viewers and a clip from the show was quickly shared on social media. Bigornia’s daughter Nikki was one of those to share the clip, captioning it: ‘MY CATS HAVE NO CHILL.’


They certainly didn’t, with Bigornia herself later taking to Twitter to share the clip alongside the caption (translated to English): ‘CHILDREN!!!! There is a law in the studio!!!!’

Bella Luna and Nala clearly couldn’t care less about such laws, although it seems they made up shortly after the fight because Nikki later shared a Facebook video of the pair licking each other as though they’re best pals. Adorable.

cats licking each other after brawlcats licking each other after brawlNikki Bigornia/Facebook

The moral of the story here appears to be; if you’re a journalist, make sure your cats are locked out of the room you plan to do a live broadcast from.


Or, if you want to give the rest of us a bit of a laugh, keep them in the room and get those cameras rolling.

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: Animals, Cats, Funny, Life, Philippines, Viral, Working From Home


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