Teddy Locsin Criticizes KBP Forum Panelists, Reacts To BBM’s Absence

Teddy Locsin shared his thoughts on the recently concluded KBP Forum

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Teddy Locsin Jr. criticized the panelists of the KBP Forum and shared his reaction to the absence of presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos that went viral on social media.

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This forum organized by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) featured veteran journalists Ed Lingao from News5, Roby Alampay from One News, Elmar Acol from Bombo Radyo, and Dan Andrew Cura from the Far East Broadcasting Company as panelists. ABS-CBN’s journalist Karen Davila and CNN’s Rico Hizon hosted the presidential forum.

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📷: Bombo Radyo

After the event, Sec. Teddy Locsin aired his dismay and he even tagged Karen Davila in his post saying that the panelists just “unburdened themselves” as a small portion of time was just allotted to presidential candidates, based on the report from Manila Bulletin.

@iamkarendavila That was a first. The show—in terms of time allotted to talk interminably—was all the interviewing panelists who unburdened themselves rather than gave the candidates time to answer,” the DFA Secretary tweeted.

As a former journalist, Locsin pointed out that during his time, the guests were given more time as the show was all about them, especially if they are the candidates for president. In another tweet, Locsin said that the presidential aspirants had to endure just for them to have a minute of exposure.

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The DFA Secretary also shared his reaction to the absence of former Senator Bongbong Marcos. Sec. Teddy Locsin retweeted a post from ABS-CBN News about the comment of an analyst to the decision of Marcos not to join the KBP Forum as a “big disservice” to the country.

In his caption, Lacson said that it was a good thing that Marcos did not attend the presidential forum. “He spared himself the agony of listening to panelists unburden themselves of all the weight they imagine carrying,” the DFA Secretary said about BBM.

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