How the pvblic reacted to Tito Sotto’s ‘na-ano’ remark to Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

We The Pvblic

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III poked fun at Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo’s state as a solo parent as the Cabinet official faced the Commission on Appointments (CA) for her confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

“Just on the lighter side, Senator Drilon and I were looking at the personal information about you and you have two children, daughters ba or sons? But you’re single?” Sotto asked as spectators laughed. Taguiwalo answered she has two daughters.

“Okay. My life has never been a normal one. I’ve never had a whole ‘mother-father-children’ kind of thing except when I was growing up in Bacolod,” she said.

She added, “Remember, I graduated from UP in 1970, I did organizing work. From 1972 up to the 1986, it has been a life underground or in prison. So, my story would be different from the stories of those who have gone through corporation, etc.”

Sotto then mentioned, “in the street language, when you have children and you are single, ang tawag lang ay na-ano lang.”

You can hear the burst of laughter in the room as he said it.

“Senator Sotto, I teach women’s studies in UP so we respect all kinds of families, and that includes solo parents. Thank you,” she says in rebuttal.

“Thank you, you have my 100 percent support, Madam Secretary,” Sotto replied.

And that was it, that was what did it for Sotto to unleash the pvblic’s rage.

Watch the whole thing below:

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