Rita Avila dismayed by Boy Abunda’s interview with Leni Robredo: ‘Parang ayaw mo pasagutin’
Rita Avila expressed disappointment with TV host Boy Abunda over his recent one-on-one interview with presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo.
The actress seemed to have disapproved of Abunda’s manner of conducting the interview as she claimed in her Facebook post yesterday, Jan. 26, that the host kept on “cutting” Robredo’s answers.
“Mr. Boy Abunda, I love you but I feel something heavy while you were talking to VP Leni. You keep on cutting her and you act like you are against what she is saying,” she said.
Avila, a vocal supporter of Robredo, added that she thought Abunda was more “respectful” and “decent” during his earlier presidential aspirant interviews with Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Avila then showed comments from netizens who were also disappointed with the interview, via her Instagram page, also yesterday.
“Why? Parang ayaw mo na pasagutin. Parang ayaw mo [siya] mag-expound,” the actress told Abunda. “Ang sad, Boy. Pinagtanggol pa kita na professional ka and respectful sa sinumang guest mo.”
(Why? It’s like you did not want her to answer. It’s like you did not want her to expound. It’s sad, Boy. I even defended you, that you are professional and respectful whoever your guest is.)
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Avila then clarified that she was not calling Abunda “bastos” (rude) but only showing the sentiments of netizens who were not pleased with the interview.
“Ako ba ang nagsabi na bastos? Opinion ‘yun ng iba. Basahin n’yo. I posted it to show how others got disappointed din,” she told the public.
(Was I the one who said he’s rude? That’s the opinion of other people. Read it. I posted it to show how others got disappointed as well.)
Abunda’s one-on-one interview with Robredo is part of his series of interviews with five presidential aspirants in the May 2022 presidential elections.
Aside from Robredo, Marcos and Lacson, Abunda is also set to interview Manila Mayor Isko Moreno today, Jan. 27, and Senator Manny Pacquiao tomorrow, Jan. 28. /ra
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