Amidst the issue involving a I-Don’t-Know-Where-His-Brain-Is Senator Tito Sotto regarding his untoward remarks to DSWD appointee Secretary Judy Taguiwalo during the Commission on Appointment’s hearing today, March 3, 2017, saying the later as “na-ano lang” because of being a single parent. (see transcript below)
One thing I realized, I was lucky and proud to be raised by a single parent.
Zenaida Martinez, my mom
My mother, Zenaida Martinez, who everyone fondly calls as Aida raised us – my ate and I – as a fish vendor from sunrise to sunset. As a kid, she never failed to give us what we need and sometimes do splurge on what we want if budget permits. She raised us all by herself and sent us to private schools because she believed that by sending us to to good and reputable schools would help us to be a well-rounded individuals. I am a proud Thomasian (UST Graduate, 2004) and my ate is a proud Iska (UP Graduate, 2000).
My mother was a single mom because my father is both a coward and a cheater, he left us to be with another woman and did not bother to check on us and provide for us. My mother shouldered both responsibilities of being a mother and father. With all my mother’s sacrifices, and so-called joke na “na-ano lang” because a person does not have a husband or a wife is not a joke at all. Raising another individual alone is not an easy task. It takes a great deal of effort and a lot of sacrifices for a single parent to provide for his/her kid/s.
So to you our so-called Senator Tito Sotto, learn how to distinguish between a good and a bad joke, you are not in a noon time show where you aim to give laughter to your audience, you are in a senate committee hearing making a decision for the whole country so do you job properly! What you said earlier is not a laughing matter. Being a single parent was not an easy choice for any individual. And your line of reasoning in one of you interviews after the incident that if “we” are offended, it was not your intention at all, that was BS!
I just pray that you and your big mouth would learn how to shut up.