Unity among members of the media who had been covering the customs beat in Cebu City had been elusive since the time of former District Collector Billy Bibit. I think one of the reasons is the entry of more writers in the weekly papers covering purely customs matters.
Local beat reporters also became columnists and formed various cliques. Gone were the days of the original seven members of the Cebu Customs Tri Media Association.
Still, I’m trying to sell the idea of unity among the writers if they want to gain credibility in the eyes of their peers in the Cebu media.