- Former PTV reporter defends Dyan Castillejo against Duterte supporters.
- The former reporter said that it is a usual scenario for reporters to make mistakes on a live ambush interview due to the intense situation.
Despite the backlash regarding sports reporter Dyan Castillejo‘s blunder, a number of netizens still defended her saying that it may be just an innocent mistake.
One of which is former PTV 4 reporter Kathy San Gabriel who took it to Facebook to share her opinion regarding the whole controversy.
On her post, San Gabriel informed everyone about the situation in a live or an ambush interview. She stated that mistakes are unavoidable as it is crowded and noisy.
She clarified that even if she doesn’t know why Castillejo said what she said, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s against the current President.
Pinagtulungan sa pag-bash ng mga DDS si Dyan Castillejo dahil sa pagkasabi nito na “your president” sa pagtukoy kay Pangulong Duterte sa post-fight interview nito kay Pacquiao. Sa live report po kasi talagang minsan ay nagkakamali, lalo na kung ganong ambush interview, siksikan, maingay, at kakatapos lang ng laban. Kadalasan may delay pa yung override (earpiece kung saan namo-monitor mo ang on air audio), kaya ilang seconds delayed ang naririnig mong boses mo sa earpiece kaysa sa sinasabi mo at nakaka-distract. Hindi ko alam kung bakit nasabi ni Dyan ang sinabi nya, just saying that there are many factors that could’ve contributed to that error.
In a tweet of Castillejo last April 2018 during the Palarong Pambansa, she has addressed the President as “our dear President Rodrigo Roa Duterte”.
Kuh Ledesma serenading everyone as we wait for our dear President Rodrigo Roa Duterte #PalarongPambansa2018
On July 15, Dyan Castillejo conducted an ambush interview with Senator Manny Pacquiao right after he won his fight with Lucas Matthysse. In the interview, she addressed President Rodrigo Duterte as “your President” (when talking to Manny P) which drew flak from the President’s supporters.