Despite bashers, Alma won’t drop senate bid


BATANGAS – Aspiring senator Alma Moreno on Sunday said she is determined to run for public office despite being ridiculed over an interview with Karen Davila on ANC last week.

Touring Balayan, Batangas with Vice President Jejomar Binay, Moreno had been initially reluctant to answer questions from the media.

“Huwag muna ngayon. Darating ang araw na magpapa-interview ako. Hayaan na muna ang bashers,” she said.

The sight of supporters at the town market, however, emboldened Moreno in reiterating her qualifications as a public servant.

“Ako po si Alma Moreno. May pinagdaraanan po. Siguro naman napanood nyo sa TV. Pero lumalaban pa rin. Hindi man ako ganoon kagaling magsalita, may puso naman ako sa tao,” she declared.

Moreno’s interview on ANC’s “Headstart” last November 11, created a buzz on social media, with some netizens calling it “awkward” and “painful to watch.”

In the interview, Davila asked Moreno if she supports the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

Moreno said, “Oo naman.”

“Yes in all forms or yes with reservations?” Davila then asked.

Moreno laughed before answering: “Yes with reservations.”

“Then, what are your reservations?” Davila asked.

“Kailangan pa bang sagutin?” Moreno asked.

“Of course, you are running for the Senate.” Davila replied.

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