QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Karen Davila, news anchor for the now defunct ABS-CBN Broadcasting network, likes to think of herself as the Philippines’ female version of BBC’s Stephen Sackur, always ready with her hard-hitting questions of her guests. She has interviewed top politicians, celebrities and controversial personalities, among them Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and Senator and champion boxer Manny Pacquiao.
But now, Davila is being accused of political bias after she interviewed Vilma Santos, Representative for the Lone District of Lipa, Bagangas regarding her Congressional vote to grant ABS-CBN a new franchise.
Critics reminded Davila that she should always present both sides of any news story or controversy which she failed to do when she gave Santos air time (via Internet) to explain her vote.
Davila received a strongly-worded protest-letter from the Noranians, demanding that their idol and Vilma Santos’ onscreen nemesis — Nora Aunor — be given equal time on her program.
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Davila at the parking lot of ABS-CBN’s Mother Ignacia compound and we asked her for her reaction to the letter.
She said she already sent a text to Aunor inviting her to a guest on one of her future shows.