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.
“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.
“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.