Amy Perez showed extreme composure on air after an electrical fire struck the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City on September 6.
The incident forced ANC and Teleradyo to abruptly halt their broadcasting operations.
While delivering her lines during the “Sakto” segment, Perez was notified that a fire had just broken out. The fire alarm meant that employees inside the ABS-CBN Main Building should evacuate.
Instead of panicking, Perez attempted to finish a news item before leaving with her co-hosts.
“Binabasa ko pa ‘yung news item na nagcro-crochet na malaki sa Baguio tapos tumunog ung alarm. Akala ko part ng item pero palakas ng palakas na,” she said.
“Then nakita ko na si Ramyr tumatakbo na ng mabilis. Sinabi na may sunog at kailangan na lumabas,” she added.
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While remaining calm, she told viewers that the show had to take a break.
“Sinabi ko nalang sa ere magbabalik ang ‘Sakto’ pero siyempre hindi na kami bumalik.”
Co-host Jeff Canoy later said that no one was harmed.
“Sorry guys, we had to cut our morning news show earlier. Had to evacuate after smoke alarms went off at the ABS-CBN main building. Thanks for the kind messages. We’re all okay. And heading back to work,” he wrote on Instagram.
Perez’s calmness was heavily praised on social media.
amy perez being a professional. grabe lang. i hope you’re all ok
— annalim (@iamannanyme) September 6, 2022
That is why she is Amy Perez pic.twitter.com/ixqBtICYvl
— ToToRon (@totoroncampos) September 6, 2022
Some called her unprofessional but Perez said she saw no reason to panic.