Sotto Reveals Reason for Wanting LGBT Provision Excluded From Anti-Discrimination Bill.

MANILA, Philippines — After Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Brawner Baguilat Jr., one of the authors of the Anti-Racial, Ethnic and Anti-Religious Discrimination Act of 2011 (or Anti-Discrimination bill),  revealed that Senator Vicente Sotto was one of the few senators pushing for the exclusion of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs) provisions in the bicameral bill; the comedian-turned-politician-turned-comedian invited media people yesterday to a press conference to air his side.

SWN photographer captured Senator Sotto, while a tear tries so hard to streak down his face. (Click to zoom)

“My reason for objecting the LBGT provision goes very deep into my life, one that has affected me when I was young,” said Sotto. “It actually started when I entered showbiz during the late 70’s. At that time I was auditioning for a role in a TV show but for some strange reason, this gay casting director, named Diane, wanted me to portray gay roles instead.”

The senator revealed that the casting director even wanted to give him the screen name Tita Sotto, to which he felt insulted and rejected the project altogether.

Kalalake kong tao at bigotilyo pa, pero gusto niya ang gagampanan ko ay uri nila? Ano siya, baliw (I’m such a masculine person, what with these mustache, but still he wanted me to portray one of their kind? Is he nuts)!?”

When Sotto got a break to portray one of the students in Iskul Bukol, he made sure to drive the point across to Diane, and made his onscreen character’s name the same as his screen name, hence he played Tito Escalera in the said show.

Dala-dala ko ang galit na ‘yan, galit sa kanyang ka-uri, hangang sa naging Vice Mayor ako ng Quezon City at naging Senador (I carried that anger, anger towards his kind, until I became Vice Mayor of Quezon City & became a Senator).” He says that the trauma he felt before still feels fresh 35 years later.

“I cry at night when I remember the harrowing ordeal I went through during that audition.”

At this point, tears could be seen in the Senator’s eyes.

“That is why I want to send a lesson to the many lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders around the country by removing their kind, their provisions from the bill,” said Sotto with a clenched fist.

“Many could attest to the negative effects of these gay casting directors to their careers. Senator Lapid revealed to me candidly the other day that he was also a victim of casting directors similar to Diane when he was auditioning for the movie Mrs. Eva Fonda, 16He was just trying to get a minor role in the movie but was offered to portray the titular character instead. Luckily for him, Alma Moreno dropped by the auditions and the role eventually was given to her,” revealed Sotto.

Lapid went on to portray manlier roles in movies such as Leon Guerrero, Macho Gigolo, Magno Barumbado, Julian Vaquero, Pedro Tunasan, and Isaac…Dugo ni Abraham among others.

“The title of these movies alone could sends shivers down one’s spine,” quipped Sotto.

After the press conference, he went to the Senate Hall to deliver his privilege speech regarding the plagiarism issue that has hounded his political career a few weeks ago.

Not to be outdone by newly appointed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who is the first female Chief Justice to lead the judiciary; Sotto went on to proclaim himself as the first ever senator to be “cyberbullied”.

55 thoughts on “Sotto Reveals Reason for Wanting LGBT Provision Excluded From Anti-Discrimination Bill.

  1. I dont pity him at all even if he cried aloud.
    Im not lesbian but i have lots of LGBT friends who tries to become successful in decent ways.
    As for sen. Tito Sotto’s experience,
    he’s an actor!!! ACTORS should be well-diversed & flexible in adapting roles. Its not that the director asked him to get naked or make love to a guy. I think nothing is wrong when asked to portray being gay. Unless, guilty.

  2. Hey, it’s the same Diane who gave me a call for a Jonel’s briefs endorsement proposal back then. (More on that in the next entry or so…) Am still scarred to this day; i even cried manly tears remembering that. I feel you Tito Sen.

    In other news, the esteemed senator wants to regulate blogs. I know I’m above reproach, but how about you, how do you plan to go around it if Manong Johnny grants his wish?

  3. Shit!!! Dumb Excuse!!! Walang kwenta! ambabaw naman ng pinaghihimutok ng buchi ng senador na to… Goodluck na lng kay Allan K. at Aiza Seguerra sa reaksyon nila sa pinakamamahal nilang Tito Sen… Kainit ng ulo!

  4. Everyone gets rejections at some point in their lives. *NORMAL* people deal with it, make themselves better and move on. At iyakan na naman?!?!?! wala na bang ibang tactic, Mr. Sotto??? Napakababaw na dahilan to push for exclusion of LGBT on this bill… not everything is about you Mr Sotto, so F*ck you!

  5. More and more I am HATING this senator! His wicked actions and his reasons beyond these actions are cheap and unacceptable for me! first, he has doomed the bloggers! stealing other’s exclusive legal right for their original work while keep on denying it! how cheap! and now, he is condemning the LGBT with a crap, stupid idea about his past! REALLY INCONSIDERATE AND SELFISH INDEED! Senator, you are still carrying a filipino nationality! AND DO NOT MAKE US FILIPINOS BE ASHAMED OF IT GLOBALLY!!

  6. Some people wouldn’t understand the trauma he got when he ad that particular audition. But his way of thinking is unfair.I’ts been how long, 35 years since that audition happened. If your young I would understand how you feel back then but its not a good reason for him to exclude LGBT from the bill. Does he even know how gays and lesbians are discriminated.

    • Napakasimple ng nangyari sayo Tito Sen kumpara sa nangyayaring diskriminasyon saming mga bakla. Binoto kita 2 times. Pero hwag ka ng umasa na iboboto kita ulit. Pisti ka. Narrow minded. Hindi mo man lang inisip ang mararamdaman ni Aiza Seguerra at Allan K. PISTI !!!

  7. as leaders of the land,,,we must not let our own PERSONAL EXPERIENCES and personal opinions reign over what is best for the majority,,,,the power bestowed upon by election should never be abused to serve just for self….just saying

    • I doubt if you can hold God responsible for the incredibly stupid antics of this man-made fiasco. No matter who’s eye we are looking through, this man is a justifiable moron.

  8. Coming from The US I have seen and heard my share of idiotic politics, but this clown beats them all. Yes, plagiarism is not against the law here, but it IS against the law of ethics. You are a pitiful if not moronic representative if you, as a senator, do not recognize this. You really need to stop trying to defend yourself, you are not a master of words or thought and should sit in silence now. You have already declared your stupidity, no reason to reinforce the fact by speaking.

  9. As for the LGBT issue, this further enforces the fact that you are not a man of the people or that matter…insects. There are one third more gays, lesbians and transsexuals in the Philippines than there are in most Asian and European countries. These are voters. Your conditions are uninformed and that of a frightened, underexposed, LITTLE man. Get an education for heaven’s sake and stop trying to cover your own inadequacies by pointing fingers. THIS alone shows that you are NOT a political figure of any kind. You are a simpleton.

  10. Living in the Philippines and coming from The US I have seen and heard my share of idiotic politics, but this clown beats them all. Yes, plagiarism is not against the law here, but it IS against the law of ethics. You are a pitiful if not moronic representative if you, as a senator, do not recognize this. You really need to stop trying to defend yourself, you are not a master of words or thought and should sit in silence now. You have already declared your stupidity, no reason to reinforce the fact by speaking.

  11. and thIS is what you call ARROGANCE!!! This is the cheapest howl I ever heard! You were never forced to do the role right? My God it was as if you were forced to get naked and make love to another man and do something explicit!!! Manong Dolphy took such roles not only once but many times with much security with his sexuality and he was respected nonetheless. Ano bang pinagpuputok ng butsi mo. Obviously this is just one of your palusot to rationalize the SHIT that you are giving this country! ARROGANCE CAN CONSUME YOU SOTTO! MAHIYA KA SA MGA ANAK MO!

  12. Accdg. to your info: “News on this website should not be taken seriously and to be taken with a grain of salt. We are here to provide laughter to the public as an escape to our depressing world.”

    Put your DISCLAIMERS at the beginning of the page or better if IMMEDIATELY AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE as this may mislead the readers. Thank you.

  13. Just goes to show how some people are still very narrow minded. People like that are not to be elected as officials. I get the point that he was scarred by that incident and i am not downplaying that whatsoever but to generalize ALL OF LGBT, and in his own words “uri nila” into such categories is like saying that all Senators commit plagiarism cause he did it.

    And “uri nila” is just so belittling. Our kind has done some good in this nation mind you. Aren’t we human too. Kalalake mo ngang tao, very much instilled in your mind is that idea of machismo. Heck you cried, thats very unmanly of you, ergo you are not a man but less of a man.

    Life is never just black and white, there’s something in between. Even the telly is colored now.

    Just my thoughts. Sorry for ranting.

  14. I just read the disclaimer DOWN BELOW. Pls, this wasnt very funny. Please do put your disclaimer in a place where it can be seen before people react and take these things very seriously.

    • Unfortunately my dear, this story is true. There really are stupid people in politics and this is a FINE example.

  15. Discovering that the story above was a lie is not funny, we’re talking about a serious issue here. People could get sued for libel for sharing this site just to discover that it was all fiction. For responsible posting sake, please put your disclaimer on top of the article.

    • Unfortunately, this story is true. There really are stupid people in politics and this is a FINE example of how stupid stupid can be.

    • People can get sued for satire and parody now? Good heavens, think about all the comedians, they’d be out of jobs!

      • This is neither satire or parody unfortunately, it’s a failing cover up for a VERY stupid and ill-educated politician who cannot keep his ignorant mouth shut long enough to gain ground. The more he speaks, the more he sinks into his arrogant and incredibly ignorant abyss.

      • What I meant was, if this article was passed on as legit. Only a handful knows that this article is a satire/parody. Maraming taong gullible, basahin mo yung mga comments nila sa taas. If only the disclaimer was on top, at least people would know that this article was only for fun.

  16. Leche kaya nga tinawag kang actor dahil kung anong nasa script/role iyon ang ma susunod sana ng stunt man ka nalang… walang utang na loob dahil sa mga baklang taga showbiz ng mukha kang tao at na kilala ka…

  17. “It actually started when I entered showbiz during the late 70′s. At that time I was auditioning for a role in a TV show but for some strange reason, this gay casting director, named Diane, wanted me to portray gay roles instead.” Sotto

    “Kalalake kong tao at bigotilyo pa, pero gusto niya ang gagampanan ko ay uri nila? Ano siya, baliw” Sotto

    “Dala-dala ko ang galit na ‘yan, galit sa kanyang ka-uri, hangang sa naging Vice Mayor ako ng Quezon City at naging Senador” ..Sotto

    ano ito GAGUHAN??? he started in showbiz 1976 at nong 1981 (at age 34) gumawa siya ng pelikulang “Bilibid Gays” di halata ang dalang-dalang galit niya sa mg bading… HEPOKRITO.

  18. Kindly read:

    The basis for this satire was an article from Manila Bulletin which can be found here: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/371218/antidiscrimination-bill-s-ok-delayed

    As of the posting of this satire article, Sotto haven’t responded yet to the above article, (or his response were posted at the same time of this article). He has since aired his side via here:

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/41885/sotto-revision-in-anti-discrimination-bill-gets-muddled-sparks-backlash

    and here:

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/271952/news/nation/sotto-denies-blocking-inclusion-of-lgbts-in-anti-discrimination-bill

    This article was written to parody the Senator’s recent actions, including but not limited to his want to exclude LGBT from the bill (w/c he later clarified), his “turno en contra” speech against the RH Bill, as well as the plagiarism issue that has hounded his office the past weeks. He went on to add cybercrimes and cyberbullying, that he allegedly suffered, to the list of his crusade.

    This article isn’t meant to offend or ridicule, but in fact, was written in support of the LGBT community, that I believe should be equally protected from discrimination, violence, profiling and all forms of intolerance.

    Although this article is not entirely true, it challenges us to monitor/guard the decisions that our politicians are making FOR us. And making sure that our voices are heard during elections AND after.

    Reader Ericka’s comment above is applicable on this satire and in real life as well:

    “as leaders of the land…we must not let our own PERSONAL EXPERIENCES and personal opinions reign over what is best for the majority…the power bestowed upon by election should never be abused to serve just for self…”

    Thank you

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  19. diane is a horrible person who just turned out to be gay. the sweeping generalization is both pathetic and childish. mr sotto seems to think that the world revolves around him.

  20. Ang daming pilipino na bumoboto sa mga kagaya nitong sikat lang pero walang alam…pumili na tayo ng pwede nating ipagmalaki..huwag ang maga atong gaya ni Sotto na dapat ikahiya ng mga Pinoy…makasarili…self centered moron!

  21. Walang.kinalaman.ang gay roles sa pakiramdam ng isang aktor.. kung ayaw mo.. wag mo… habang binubuka mo bunganga mo tito sen… lalo kang lumulubog sa paningin ng pilipino.. wala ka bang political manager? sablay ka talaga.. puro personal experience kuno para mapagtakpan sarili mo.. Bumalik ka na lang ulit sa wanbol university para magaral.. pwe!

  22. This just shows how insensitive and how ineffective he is as a senator, using subjective facts and not seeing things objectively as a senator? Okay, you were bullied before by those kind, it doesn’t mean that you can generalize things… Senator Sotto, all the noise you make for the past months, makes you look s_ _ _ _ _! all the drama you make…. so off.

  23. Eh isa’t kalahati pala yang kayabangan mo eh. Auditionee ka palang namimili ka na ng role? Remember, my dear Senator, Dolphy started in showbusiness portraying gay characters and definitely he managed to love the character. Sino na siya ngayon? Siya na ang King of Comedy. Walang duda kung bakit nakatago ka lang sa shadow ng kapatid mo.

  24. I hate Tito Sotto to the bones, but some people here just can’t take a joke.

    This is a satirical & fictional news website guys! Don’t take it seriously, coz that’s defeating the purpose of this website.

  25. I am an Australian gay many who has been in Manila 4.5 months. I have a Filo partner. this kind of pathetic excuse would not be tolerated. It is bigotry at its best. Don’t judge an entire community based on one person. The Filipino gay community is a colorful and courageous one. This man is giving a ridiculous excuse for being homophobic. One that can not be taken seriously.

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  27. sad to say that an opinion of a few affects the life of many… most of our politicians are homophobic themselves.. they kept on bullying LGTB just because we are out numbered, if only more than 50% of the population supports us, God knows how these politicians will kiss our ass just to get our vote!!

  28. kaloka ka tito sen,,,,,ang babaw naman ng paghihimutok mo,,,,does it mean that you`re being hypocrate to all your gay cohost in your noontime show “eat bulaga”,,,? bilangin mo ang total papulation ng gays and lesbian na registered voters d2 sa ating bansa,,,,makita mo ang result ng mga pinagsasabi mo,,,,in times you run for election,,,,wala kang makukuhang boto sa mga tulad namin mga bakla!!!!!,,,,,shame on you tito sen…….

  29. its not the level of a senator to think like this.. kailangan maghiganti sa wala naman kasalanan? and its your problem alone so deal with it… ang problema sa sarili hindi dinadala sa senado.

  30. as one of the LGBT world. i think its RIDICULOUS to just raise such claim just by what he experience before to a GAY, i mean as a person he must have considered the feelings of others regardless of what gender they are from. i was rattled and disappointed as well, this man was one of the politician i look up to before. (sigh) i just have to agree that once gender is on top we need to say something.

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