Author: bloggiebergonio

I'm currently a News Producer in El Paso, Texas for CBS4 daybreak. I was previously an associate producer for KITV-4 news and first entered broadcast through an SPJ-Hawaii Chapter Spring internship at Hawaii News Now. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu and am a University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Journalism. In college I was a writer and photographer for the KaLeo Newspaper. This is my portfolio of some pieces of work, I've done over the years! Enjoy!

Links to Recent Work as a Morning Producer

Severe Weather Coverage

Morning Producer Reel

Back to Back Lives

 

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Krisensha- An Aloha Medical Mission Photo Essay

***Originally Posted on Ka Hui Ho’olauna Page***

During the first day of the mission, Debbie and I met a young woman who came in the hospital with a bump above her spine. It was diagnosed as a Lipoma- a benign tumor composed of fatty tissue. Her name was Krisensha Ramos, a mother of three girls who came in with her longtime friend. Ramos’s husband worked as a construction worker and like most people in Tuguegarao, could not afford the surgery that would have required thousands of pesos. Since the surgery dealt with her spine, the surgeons decided it would be better to perform the lipoma extraction the following day. The next day, we followed her through the operating room.

Krisensha Ramos with Aloha Medical Mission General Surgeon, Margaret Lee. Lee is a 76-year old surgeon who had done hundreds of surgeries for a variety of medical missions around the world.
A view of a majority of the Lipoma that was extracted from Krisensha’s upper spine.
With the help of a local nurse, Dr.Lee slowly separates the fatty tissue from the skin.
With the help of a local nurse, Dr.Lee slowly separates the fatty tissue from the skin.
A local nurse trainee watching Dr. Lee perform the surgery. The operating room consisted of two surgeries occurring at the same time. Local Nurses and Volunteer nurses on the Mission worked together to do as much surgeries as possible.
Ramos on the Operating Room. She was awake thorough the whole process.
Local Philippine nurses and volunteer nurse trainees helping move surgical lights in the operating room. Local Philippine nurses and volunteer nurse trainees helping move surgical lights in the operating room.
Dr. Lee showing us the Lipoma.
A local nurse showing Ramos the Lipoma.
DSCF0038Dr. Lee posing with Ramos and her lifelong friend after the surgery.

 

Bobby Bergonio- Demo Reel

My name is Bobby Bergonio and I’m a Multimedia Journalist with previous experience at Hawaii News Now as their Spring SPJ-Intern and Staff Writer at KaLeo Newspaper. Through these experiences, I have learned a lot about writing articles, scripts, and the art of interviewing.

During my last year in college, a colleague and I were fortunate enough to travel to the Cagayan Province in the Philippines for a story on the Aloha Medical Mission. We recorded hours of footage for our show “Ka Hui Ho’olauna,” in the Philippines and also wrote a freelance article for Hawaii Business Magazine in the process. This demo reel includes news packages and anchor segments from the shows.

Enjoy!

Philippine Healthcare- Ka Hui Ho’olauna Show 14

Featured on Ka Hui Ho’olauna, a Television-Magazine Production brought to you by the School of Communications and students from the Journalism Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

I was fortunate enough to be sent with another student to Tuguegarao City in the northern province of Philippines funded by scholarship, to do a story on the Aloha Medical Mission, a non-profit organization that performs surgeries, dental procedures, check-ups and free medicine distributions for those less fortunate.

We also were given the opportunity to do a freelance article for Hawaii Business Magazine, on top of two segments featured on Ka Hui Ho’olauna.

LINK: hawaiibusiness.com/Hawaii-Business/April-2014/Aloha-Medical-Mission-Heals-the-Poor-in-the-Philippines/

Margaret “Yeu-tsu” Lee Story- Ka Hui Ho’olauna Show 13

Featured on Ka Hui Ho’olauna- a Television-Magazine Production brought to you by the School of Communications and students from the Journalism Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

I was fortunate enough to be sent with another student to Tuguegarao, Philippines by the Moulton Foundation to do a story on the Aloha Medical Mission. The video centers around Margaret “Yeu-Tsu” Lee, a Veteran General Surgeon part of the Aloha Medical Mission.

We were also given the opportunity to do a freelance article for Hawaii Business Magazine, on top of two segments featured on Ka Hui Ho’olauna.

LINK: hawaiibusiness.com/Hawaii-Business/April-2014/Aloha-Medical-Mission-Heals-the-Poor-in-the-Philippines/

Mission of Mercy

Aloha Medical Mission

My colleague Deborah Manog and I were fortunate enough to go to Tuguegarao, Philippines during our Spring Semester- thanks to scholarship provided by the UH-Manoa Journalism Department- and documented the Hawaii-based non-profit organization, Aloha Medical Mission. We spent a week documenting surgeries, medical consultations, and even a live-birth! Truly testing our abilities as journalists.