- Tito Sotto breaks his silence on the online proliferation of several Pepsi Paloma r@pe stories
- The current Senate President made it clear that such stories are only 'made up' and thus are the 'original fake news'
- He claims that his involvement in the case was all a 'gimmick' of Paloma's manager, Rey dela Cruz
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Tito Sotto, current Philippine Senate President, finally breaks his silence after his request to the press to take down the proliferated r@pe stories of Pepsi Paloma online.
KAMI learned that Tito Sotto has decided to brush off the allegations against him, pointing his involvement in the r@pe case of late Pepsi Paloma.
The noontime show host and politician said he has "brushed off" the stories purporting his great involvement in his alleged coercion of Pepsi Paloma not to make a noise about her r@pe.
During an interview with Tina Monzon-Palma, he said that every story or news that broke out, especially after the death of Paloma was "all disinformation."
"To me, these are disinformation. Kasi, once the people know what is true, and [sic] they'll see that it's not. So, I have decided to brush them aside and not pay attention top this type of disinformation."
He also butted in, "'Yan ang original fake news."
Recently, Sotto made a buzz all over media outlets and the Internet because of his sudden request to known press stations to take down stories about Pepsi Paloma's r@pe case.
Inquirer.net's management said that the articles related to the said case "are currently under review and are unavailable at the moment."
Many netizens couldn't access any longer the stories pointing to the involvement of Joey de Leon, Vic Sotto, and Richie d'Horsie.
After his insinuation to the news agencies, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines expressed their disappointment over Sotto, saying that his moves are a "brazen attempt to suppress freedom of the press and of expression."
Tito also argued that it does not have anything pertinent to do with a real, and "looked-upon" newspaper.
Notwithstanding Sotto's request to take down the articles, some blogs and non-mainstream websites have also resurfaced the topic and historical data gathered from previous articles and sources.
The interview is part of the episode with Tina Monzon-Palma below:
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Vicente, also known as Tito, Castelo Sotto III is a Filipino politician, and the 29th and current Philippine Senate President. Tito Sen also served as Vice Mayor of Quezon City, from 1988 to 1992. He is also one of the current hosts in the noontime show Eat Bulaga! He's married to wife Helen Gamboa, one of the leading actresses and models in their heydays in showbiz.
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