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Kalma Lang: Karen Davila reacts to her interview with Isko Moreno

Davila wrote her pointers in handling presidential candidates, noting that she doesn’t take it personally and chooses to remain calm in similar situations.

On October 26, ABS-CBN News reporter Karen Davila reacted to her interview with presidential candidate Manila Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno with the phrase, “Kalma Lang.”

On Davila’s Twitter account, she reacted to a netizen’s observation of Moreno’s “rude” behavior during his interview with the ABS-CBN News reporter.

Davila wrote her pointers in handling presidential candidates, noting that she doesn’t take it personally and chooses to remain calm in similar situations.

During her interview with Moreno, Davila asked the presidential aspirant about his reaction to the critics, who said he was imploding in light of his recent comments against fellow candidate, VP Leni Robredo.

Moreno answered that he doesn’t sugarcoat things.

“Well, I-I’m sorry, I’m no angel, but definitely, I’m not a devil, and I don’t like sugarcoating in a challenging time. This isn’t about Ms. Congeniality or Mr. Universe. This is the lives of our people. Things must be said. Direction and decisiveness must be done. 

“That’s modesty aside, that’s me. Ganon ako eh. That’s how we do it sa Manila eh. Straightforward. Walang Sugar coating, walang Cutex, walang–wala talaga eh.”

He then cited Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, for not sugarcoating. However, their conversation went off-rails as Moreno continued to address his critics. 

Davila tried to bring back their conversation to her question earlier about his critics, but Moreno proceeded with his litany. 

Davila then attempted to reestablish their conversation by reiterating Moreno’s “Yellowtards” remark, noting if the Mayor had regrets about his statement.

Moreno said he had none.

Netizens noted that Moreno would frequently veer off-topic with his statements and often cut off Davila whenever she tried to reestablish the questions asked.

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Earlier, netizens called out Moreno for slamming VP Leni Robredo during one of his speeches.

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