|A Dream Come True for me - to sing and dance at the Araneta ("Superbass" by Nicki Minaj) to a full crowd! - July 2012|
"Do unto others as you want them to do unto you."
|Newscaster - 1999|
It was in PTV where I honed my talents in delivering the news, interviewing and hosting. I am really grateful for all the breaks that they gave me there. By the end of my stint, I was equipped with all the necessary skills to handle bigger tasks.
In 2012, when I transferred to UNTV, that was when things started getting even more interesting. It was to be a year of fulfilled dreams...
No sooner had I gone into the new network, than when I was given all sorts of jobs -- all of which I wanted to have and experience:
A primetime evening newscast...
|Ito Ang Balita at 5:45 pm weekdays|
|Hataw Balita with Daniel Razon on weekday mornings|
|Bom Dia with Annie Rentoy, weekdays at 4am|
|The girls of Pondahan then|
|I learned so much from this show!|
My own documentary program....
|Istorya touched my heart and stretched my spirit.|
|Off-cam, Bitag is kind and easy to talk to.|
|On-cam, Bitag is scary to criminals and errant officials.|
|With host, Richard Reynoso|
Chances to sing almost in any event and every show....
|Singing at a religious event for Ang Dating Daan - April 2012|
|Singing 'Firework' by Katy Perry at the Araneta - Mar 2012|
|Pondahan ni Kuya Daniel|
Having my own billboard....
|Posing in front of our Ito ang Balita billboard along EDSA|
Having my own print ad...
|A half page spread!!!|
|Anak TV Award for IAB - Dec 2012|
And many, many more...
|UNTV Radio Mobile Booth|
|TV plug shoot|
As if that weren't enough, the Lord even allowed me to experience how it was to have my own fans' club!
|The Banner on my Nikkalites Facebook account|
|Dong has always been my most avid supporter and NUMBER 1 FAN! Dec 2003|
1 John 2:16
|Pictorial for a UNTV plug|
I do have to be transparent so you can see through my heart, in order that, hopefully you too will see yours, to check if they too are full of pride, self-love, and conceit, as mine was.
In January 2013, I was forced to resign due to some unfortunate circumstances with the network. The content of which I will no longer get into.
I was pregnant with our fourth child then and had a lot of time in my hands. I used this to go into self-introspection and finding out my true life purpose.
|The Birth of Isabelle Veronica -- on our wedding anniversary April 17, 2013|
|A Pic made by a Fan|
I was tired of pursuing my career.
I have lost my desire to be a "superstar."
I had an increased desire to stay put and be led by my husband.
I was happy the Lord allowed for me to experience all that I wanted to experience in that area, not because I deserved it, but because with that out of the way (been there, done that), He could now get my FULL ATTENTION. He could now talk to my heart. And this was what I heard spoken to me:
"Nikka, My child, you have always wanted to live your life to the fullest. Now that you have given up your worldly pursuits, and I have made sure you experienced ALL you wanted to do in your career so that there was no stone unturned... Now that you have realized that all that was wonderful because it came from Me, but were all fleeting at best... this season of your interior life, the one away from the limelight, will be your most fruitful ever."
Here is an excerpt from my diary written on September 1, 2013: