For days, former presidential sister Kris Aquino prepared and studied for a live one-on-one interview with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte that will be aired both on PTV 4 and TV5 but the president was not able to attend, citing a migraine as reason for skipping Aquino’s comeback on TV after she took a break from showbiz in March.
The news was greeted with mixed reactions from netizens. Quite expectedly, Duterte’s critics were angry for ‘snubbing’ the interview with Aquino. Many called him unprofessional and ‘bastos’.
Here’s a 2013 file photo of then Mayor Duterte with then Pres. Benigno Aquino III, Kris Aquino’s brother:
Duterte’s supporters reminded his bashers and Aquino that the president had just arrived from a state visit to Thailand and Malaysia earlier in the day and shouldn’t be expected to always be available for media interviews since he is also human and could also get sick.