- Karen Davila apologized to Manny Pacquiao over an interview last year
- She said there was a misunderstanding and many felt she had been conde
scending towards him
- Pacquiao said the interview was never an issue to him
Senator Manny Pacquiao has responded to the public apology issued by broadcast journalist Karen Davila regarding the February 19, 2019, interview with her Headstart program on ABS-CBN News Channel.
The interview received critici
sms then after she allegedly belittled the boxing icon’s qualification to run in the Senate for not being a college degree holder at the time.
Just this month, the journalist interviewed Pacquaio anew whereby she asked for an apology. She clarified that there was a misunderstanding about their conversation and that many felt she had been conde
scending towards him.
Davila added, “Kung meron pong ganoon na nakarating sa inyo, I want to let you know, senator, it was never my intention as an interviewer and as a journalist.”
Pacquiao, in response, said the interview was never an issue to him and he didn’t feel bad over her questioning. He even thanked her for the question.
“’Di ako na
saktan diyan. Wala sa isip ko ‘yun dahil totoo naman, nag-aaral ako noong time na ‘yun,” he said.
He said he had his personal reasons as to why he did not disclose the name of the school during the interview as people might think he was bragging.
Pacquiao graduated in December last year at the University of Makati with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Major in Local Government Administration).
Meanwhile, among topics discussed during the latest interview include ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal issue which is still pending in Congress.
The Senator said he favors providing provisional authority to the network to broadcast while waiting for its franchise renewal.
ABS-CBN, to note, has signed off this month after the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order since its congressional franchise has expired.