Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III blamed the “online trolls” over the surging of his controversial “na-ano lang” remark on single parents.
In a statement released by the incumbent senator, he claimed that his “na-ano lang” remark is actually referred to the street terminology for the single parents.
However, many were offended by his comment. Some netizens took to their respective social media accounts to express their sentiments over the comment of the senator.
“Mga trolls lang nagpapalaki nyan. Hayaan mo na sila,” Tito Sotto said in a text message he related to ABS-CBN according to PEP.
The politician-TV host noted that the term he used is not common among others in referring to women who have children out-of-wedlock.
Tito Sotto added that he usually utter the remark “na-ano lang” on noontime show Eat Bulaga!, where he appears, in reference of the solo parents.
The senator believes that the public had taken his joke seriously.
“Some people are overly sensitive, perhaps,” he said. “Perhaps they didn’t realize it was the CA, therefore anything under the sun, even your socks, I can question,” he added.
“Then perhaps these are just people who are really not my fans. So to speak,” he continued. “Mga pangontra sa ‘kin yan. Kahit anong makita sa akin, may pangontra na,” pahayag ni Sotto sa panayam sa kanya ng press noong Miyerkules, pagkatapos ng hearing,” he concluded.
The issue first erupted after he twitted the Social Welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo for having two daughters out of wedlock during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Tito Sotto has already released his apology.
However, he’s still being bashed by some netizens over his remark. Several celebrities also reacted on the issue.
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