JV Ejercito insults netizen: Ungas! Duwag!

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 06 2014 06:58 PM | Updated as of Mar 07 2014 02:58 AM

MANILA - Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito apologized on Thursday for allegedly insulting a netizen at the height of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the pork barrel scam.

It all started with Twitter user "Juke 27" who criticized the senator for his questioning during Thursday's hearing.

Juke 27 later posted a screenshot of a direct message, which he claims was sent by Ejercito.

The senator did not confirm nor deny sending the DM but said that he also feels hurt when insulted.

Ejercito later tweeted, saying some people online are taking criticisms too far.

"I'm used to engaging discussions with respect. The human side probably got the better of me," he said.

One of Juke 27's tweets reads: "Hoy! Ano akala mo sa kusina ka lang naka live? Nakikinig mga tao! Tanong mo pang kubeta! Non sense!"