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Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. defends Sen. Franklin Drilon for allegedly falling asleep during an interview

Senator Franklin Drilon goes viral after allegedly falling asleep in the middle of a televised interview.

  • DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. defended the senator.
  • Netizens also reacted to the said matter.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. defended Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon after the alligations online stating that he was “sleeping” during a televised interview on CNN Philippines with news anchor Pinky Webb.

Locsin tweeted that the opposition senator talking in his sleep actually makes more sense than when talking to most officials awake. His tweet was liked by Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Karen Davila.

He also shared additional praises towards Drilon in another tweet. “He was one of my superiors at ACCRALAW (Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices). A genius. I got him into the Cory Cabinet. He became her most efficient Executive Secretary,” the DFA chief wrote.

JV Ejercito also defended the Senator, saying that the latter is “one of the most brilliant senators” he has worked with.

“When he stands up at the podium, you have to be prepared. He does his homework. Most of his interpellations are very essential in the improvement of any passed measure.”

Netizens reacted to the viral video.

While others found it amusing and disappointing, a Twitter user defended Drilon saying that it “does not look like it” and how the view is obstructed so viewers can’t really see what is in front of him and he was able to respond to Webb’s question.

Another requested that the broadcast journalist should clarify if Drilon really fell asleep during the interview.

Pinky Webb replied, “Here’s what happened. As I was laying the premise for my question, I saw Sen Drilon look down at the documents he had on the table. I did not see him fall asleep.”

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