Karen Davila reacts to people saying she should make public apology for Alma Moreno


Karen Davila defends herself from the haters who said she 'humiliated' Moreno.

MANILA, Philippines-- Following her disastrous interview with actress and Senatorial aspirant Alma Moreno on ANC Headstart, reporter and journalist Karen Davila finally opens up about the issue and reveals her side of the story to the public.

"My job is to ask the hard questions," Davila said in response to some people who are saying that she needs to make a public apology for 'humiliating' Moreno on their one on one interview last week.

The viral interview put Moreno's position as a senatorial aspirant at risk for failing to deliver her campaign platform clearly including her stance on LGBT discrimination, Reproductive Health bill and advocacy for women.

At one point in the interview, Davila asked Moreno about her position regarding the RH bill, to which Moreno replied with: "Kailangan ko pa ba sagutin?" Not only was she vague about her answers, but Moreno also evidently lacked knowledge about the questions thrown at her.

Ever since it was aired last week, it caused a stir in the social media. People found the interview 'awkward' and it made them question Moreno's capability to run the country as a senator.

Just as how bad it reflects on Moreno, Davila was also not spared from the criticisms. Some people exclaimed that she was too 'harsh' on her questions and she could've given Moreno a chance, and some even said that she needs to make public apology. A netizen commented:

Kahit ako pag may interview at on the spot, hindi ko kakayanin. May mga tao kasi na mas magaling sa written, pwede mong i-edit lang. Wala bang interview questions na binibigay bago ang interview? Sa akin kasi ang sukatan ng magaling na reporter, yung hindi lang ikaw ang lalabas na magaling. (Even if I'll be put in an on the spot interview, I wouldn't handle it. There are some people who are good at written, and you could just edit it. Aren't there interview questions given before the interview? For me, the mark of an effective reporter is when you're not the only one standing out.)

This comment clearly questions Davila's credibility as an interviewer, that's why she felt compelled to reply and defend herself.

NO, interview questions are never given to an interviewee. I research a lot & try and come as prepared as I can every single day. If you watched the interview in full, you will see that I shifted to Tagalog, during many times - I tried to help her. My previous interviews were much tougher - w Sen Bongbong Marcos for example or MIAA GM Anghel Honrado. When someone is running for higher office - they must have an understanding of issues. This is a standard we owe to the Filipino people. You will choose in the end. My job is to ask the hard questions.

Meanwhile, ever since the issue exploded, Moreno hasn't given her official statement yet. Do you think Davila is obliged to make a public apology? Don't hesitate to share your opinion with us on the comment's section below.




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Karen Davila reacts to people saying she should make public apology for Alma Moreno
Karen Davila defends herself from the haters who said she 'humiliated' Moreno.
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