A lawyer lectured Karen Davila after the Kapamilya journalist tweeted about her complaints to President Rodrigo Duterte fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Yesterday, Davila complained about how President Rodrigo Duterte publicly criticized Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and ABS-CBN during his SONA.
According to her, it’s not the right time for the President to threw criticisms.
“No senator or private company deserves to be mentioned at the opening of the President’s SONA. This is about the state of the country, where we are, where we are going, not about personal vendettas or feelings. People are hungry and jobless. People are looking for inspiration,” said Davila.
Atty. Nick Nañgit reacted to Davila’s tweet, asking why the latter was seems trying to lecture the President on what he should say during his SONA.
He also asked Davila if she’s really listening to the speeches of Duterte as the latter also discussed about the state of the country.
Nañgit then called Davila ambitious for trying to tell what President should say.
“1. Ayaw mo sa opening, so saan ba dapat ilagay ng Pangulo ang pangalan ng senador o pribadong kumpanya? Sa bandang huli ng SONA? Sagot!”
“2. Hindi ba estado ng bansa ang inilahad niya? Nakinig ka ba ng husto o mas inatupag mo ang guhit ng iyong kilay na pabagu-bago bawa’t episode mo bilang blogger? Sagot!”
“3. Inspirasyon ba kamo? Teka, saang manual o libro nakasaad yan o kung ano ang dapat nilalaman ng SONA? Ikaw na ba ang Pangulo, para magsabi kung ano ang pwede at hindi pwede? Wow, ambisyosa ka, teh! Di ako na inform. Sabagay, baka nga Pangulo ka na sa Twitter nation”
The post of Nañgit reached 1,700 reactions as of writing.
Yesterday, President Duterte mentioned Drilon and accused the senator of defending the Lopezes.
“In an interview, [Drilon] arrogantly mentioned that oligarchs need not be rich then he linked the Anti-dynasty system with oligarchy and the topic was my daughter and son,” the President said.
“This happened after the committee of franchises voted 70-11 to deny the grant of franchise to ABS-CBN…Obviously [Drilon] was defending the Lopezes that they were not oligarchs.” he added.
As a response, Drilon said that he’s not defending the owners of the Kapamilya network.
“I was defending freedom of the press, not the Lopezes. The closure of the ABS-CBN sent a chilling effect,” said Drilon.
“As I said before, for democracy to thrive we need free press and to allow journalists to exercise complete freedom to do their mandate of reporting facts without fear,” he added.