Alvin Elchico apologizes to Angel Locsin over community pantry interview

Published April 26, 2021, 9:55 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Alvin Elchico and Angel Locsin

All is well between ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Alvin Elchico and actress Angel Locsin. 

This after Alvin apologized to Angel for his interview on national television which some netizens found offensive.

However, Angel said that Alvin has nothing to feel sorry for because she didn’t find the interview offensive or rude.  

It all started when Alvin interviewed Angel over the death of a senior citizen at a community pantry she organized in celebration of her 36th birthday recently.

During the interview, Alvin asked Angel: “Kahit may nangyaring ganito, meron ka pa rin bang susunod na i-o-organisang community pantry o nadala ka na?”

Apparently, the question didn’t sit well with netizens who described the question as “offensive.”  

Later, Alvin issued an apology, saying he has no intentions to offend Angel.
“Sorry po ha. Angel, kung nakkinig ka, sorry. I didn’t mean to offend or to hurt… Saludo tayo,” he said.

“Angel, if you’re offended, sorry ha kung na-offend ka. Sa mga fans po, sorry po kung na-offend po kayo, but it was never my intention na i-offend po siya. I just asked it because I think valid po yung tanong kasi nga with what happened, uulitin pa ba niya? Yun lang po ang ibig kong sabihin. And she answered it ‘No, hindi ko na uulitin,'” Alvin continued, relating personally he would have wanted the actress to continue.

Angel defended Alvin from critics saying there’s nothing wrong with the broadcaster’s question. 

“From gel: Kuya pakisabi hindi po ako na-offend. Tinanong nya po ang mga tamang tanong na gustong marinig ng tao ang sagot. Ginawa nya po ang trabaho nya. Wala pong nakaka-offend duon at nirerespeto ko po sya. Pasensya na po kung nakagulo po ako sa kanya,” read the text from human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares.