Category Archives: The Media

Karen Davila Accused Of Political Bias

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.

Congress Votes: YES To ABS-CBN!

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Throughout the unprecedented 12 Congressional committee hearings to determine the fate of ABS-CBN’s new broadcast franchise, supporters of the embattled network flooded social media with their hashtag of #VoteYesToABSCBN.

Well, it worked.

Today, the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises voted 70 to 11, with the yes votes winning. There were 2 inhibitions and 1 abstention.

But alas, the yes votes were for the Technical Working Group’s recommendation to deny a new franchise for ABS-CBN.

Should the network supporters have used a different hashtag instead?

Like #VoteNoToABSCBN?

Rumor: ABS-CBN To Fire Karen Davila

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – She had all the good intentions in trying to pin down Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, but the verdict is in: Karen Davila failed miserably.

The interview with Panelo on the subject of the non-renewal of the media franchise of her employer ABS-CBN ended up a big embarassment for Davila and her network.

And ABS-CBN is not taking it lightly. The network is rumored to be considering firing Davila and replacing her with DJ Chacha.

Stay tuned!