Tito Sotto Gets Flak Online for "Nahipuan Lang" Remark

There goes another memorable line.

(SPOT.ph) In an interpellation of Senate Bill No. 1326, or the Safe Spaces Bill on August 1Eat Bulaga host and Senate President Tito Sotto questioned the boundaries of what should be considered as sexual harrassment. The Senate President, in reply to Senator Risa Hontiveros (who authored the bill), remarked: "For example, 'yong sinabi ko na binibiro lang, hinipuan na gano'n, will they be liable? You (pertaining to Sen. Hontiveros) said yes, the answer, I think, it's no."

In response to this remark, Sen. Hontiveros kept her composure and said: "The possibility of abuse should not prevent us from seeking in fact [sic] to pass the best laws we can... Ang babaeng hinipuan ng lalaki, hindi po namin yon tinatanaw na biro, because that truly makes women feel unsafe."

Pinoys online took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the Senator's comment. While some were straight-up incensed, others relied on humor and witty banter to get their point across. We round up 10 of the most compelling replies.



He doesn't exactly have the best record when it comes to women.

You know it's bad when even God chimes in. (We kid.)

Props to Sen. Hontiveros!

Hoping the Safe Spaces Bill gets passed soon.

A fitting namesake!

A move straight out of the WWE!


Disappointed, but not surprised.

The bare minimum for a Senate president, really.

Sen. Sotto has previously been accused of misogyny due to his remarks on women, such as when he pertained to single moms as "na-ano lang," and when he made his thoughts about female alcohol consumption clear with "kababae mong tao."

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