MANILA - Otso Diretso candidate Samira Gutoc on Wednesday slammed former broadcaster Jay Sonza who asked if there was something wrong with her because of the way she spoke.
"Rape jokes, PWD jokes, they come from the same monster. I will not stand idly as you make disability a laughing matter," Gutoc wrote in a tweet that was posted as a reply to Sonza’s remark.
"How far you fell from grace, and you think you can still joke your way into relevance? I am sure it will not resurrect your dead journalistic career," she said.
Sonza, in a tweet over the weekend, asked his 3,000 followers: "question lang. may diperensiya ba si samira gutoc? iba klase kasi ang dating niya tuwing magbubukas siya ng bibig."
(Question. Is there something wrong with Samira Gutoc. She seems different whenever she opens her mouth.)
Gutoc, a former Moro assemblywoman who resigned after President Rodrigo cracked rape jokes, earlier described her manner of speaking as “passionate,” and attributed it to her experience as an orator.