Senator Risa Hontiveros
A Senate session turned into a lecture about the LGBTQIA+ community. Senate President Tito Sotto questioned the use of ‘lengthy letters’ to refer to the community. He also suggested to just use the term “Homo sapiens."
Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure Bill. Hontiveros aired her disappointment over the decision of the President. She insisted that Duterte was not on the side of the workers unlike what he promised.
Sa isang panayam kay Senator Hontiveros, sinabi nito na sana daw ay tigilan na ni Pangulong Duterte ang pagiging 'Boy Bastos'. Ito ang naging sagot ni Hontiveros nang matanong kaugnay ng Bawal Bastos Law na na-isabatas kamakailan.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros said that President Rodrigo Duterte just defended China during his SONA. She noted that the Filipinos need accountability and not a lecture. Hontiveros mentioned how disappointed she was.
A netizen called out Sen. Risa Hontiveros over her outfit at the SONA. However, Hontiveros answered back to the netizen. She emphasized that people should stop telling women how to dress.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law seeking to penalize gender-based harassment in public spaces. The law was authored by Sen. Risa Hontiveros. Those found guilty of violating the law could face jail time and fines.