Vicente “Tito” Sotto is no stranger to exploiting the ignorance of the common man. After all, his entire career from showbiz to politics has been nothing more than pimping “bread and circus”—just like Willie Revillame in Wowowee or whatever its latest version is on TV. By the way, I really enjoy watching the dancing girls around Willie for they indeed appeal to my basest instincts. The only difference is, Sotto has successfully pimped himself to the Senate; whereas, Willie has the decency to remain where he rightfully belongs.
As if to justify his political existence at an institution that is only perverted by his presence, Sotto pimps himself anew by pandering to the Almighty Catholic Church with an emotional performance, revealing “that he had an offspring who died due to complications which he believes arose from his wife, the actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto, having used birth control pills.” He went on to relate that it would have been the 37th death anniversary of his son.
Of course, Sotto’s constituents (more or less the same as the Wowowee constituents) would suck this up hook, line and sinker—much to the delight of the Anti-RH Bill sector of the Catholic Church. However, I see a pimp who is yet again exploiting another high profile issue to perpetuate his political irrelevance through emotional misinformation.
In a TV interview shortly after Sotto’s Anti-RH Bill speech, Dr. Alberto G. Romualdez Jr., former Secretary of the Department of Health, refuted any correlation between birth control pills and the death of Sotto’s child. Yet, this doesn’t matter to Sotto’s constituents. It also doesn’t matter that Sotto refuses to be accountable for the decisions and actions that he and his wife made over 37 years ago. Instead, he channels his personal guilt trip to pursue a so-called “mission” that (a) gains public approval for himself, (b) offers a superficial “do-nothing” diversionary palliative and (c) exacerbates the erosion and the ignorance of civic duty. Sotto pimp politics at its finest!
[This short write-up was sent in by a reader who wishes to remain anonymous.]