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Vice Ganda reacts on Sotto's SOGIE Bill opposition

Composite photos of Vice Ganda and Sen. Tito Sotto. Image from CNN
Blockbuster comedian Vice Ganda was no holds barred when he reacted on Sen. Sotto's remarks opposing SOGIE Bill.

This, after Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III, an ally of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte who is supportive of the LGBT community, expressed his contradictory stance on the controversial bill, saying a man "will never be a woman".

In a statement, Sotto argued that "If you are a man, you will never be a woman no matter what you do because you cannot reproduce," adding "You cannot give birth, you do not have ovaries. You will never be a woman. The Sogie bill is a bill against women’s rights… It’s class legislation."

Sotto's derogatory comment on the push for SOGIE Bill or Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Bill caused the ABS-CBN artist to retaliate and stand up for his tribe.

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Posting the picture of Sotto reflecting his stand versus the bill, Vice Ganda fearlessly captioned his Instagram post with his strong disagreement on the Senate President.

"Joke po ba ito Hon. Senate President Tito Sotto ???" Vice Ganda started.

The Praybeyt Benjamin star hit back at the senator's opinion by directly citing what Sen. Sotto recently emphasized as something that would hinder a man from becoming a woman regardless of his physical transformation.

"Sinasabi nyo po ba na naniniwala kayo na ang pagiging BABAE ay nasusukat lamang sa pagkakaroon ng obaryo o matris at sa kakayahan lang na mabuntis o magka-anak? E paano po yung mga nagkaroon ng matinding karamdaman at tinanggalan ng obaryo? Di na po ba sila BABAE? Wala na ba silang karapatang tawaging BABAE? O bumaba na ba ang uri ng kanilang PAGKAKABABAE? Paano din po yung mga baog at walang kakayahang magka-anak? Ano po sila? Di na din sila BABAE? Mga wala na ba silang kwentang mga BABAE? At paano naman po yung mga BABAENG choice nila na wag mag-anak dahil ayaw nila dahil sa kanilang mga personal na rason? Di na din ba sila matatawag na BABAE? Paano din po yung mga BABAE na may obaryo pero pinayuhang wag magbuntis dahil sa medikal na kondisyon at maaring mameligro ang kanilang buhay? Di na din sila BABAE? Ano na po sila? Paano din po yung mga BABAENG may obaryo pero wala pang anak dahil ayaw naman nilang magpatira kung kani kanino? Ano na sila?" the comedian asked.

The Showtime host's sarcastic questioning implied that the senator seemingly see women so low, given his previous pronouncements versus SOGIE Bill.

"Parang ang baba naman po pala ng tingin nyo sa mga BABAE." Vice Ganda exclaimed.

According to him, a woman is a woman not because of her ability to reproduce.

Explaining his point of view, Vice said: "Naniniwala po ako na ang mga BABAE ay BABAE di dahil sa obaryo at sa kakayahang bumukaka at umire. Sila ay BABAE dahil sila ay BABAE. At MAY HALAGA sila may matris man o wala, magbuntis man o hindi,may anak man o wala dahil sila ay ay TAO at sila ay BABAE."

He likewise noted that the senator's move was a poor attempt to downplay the concept of being a transgender at the expense of what the senator himself called "real women".

"Sinubukan ninyong maliitin ang konsepto ng pagiging TRANSGENDER sa paraang tinapakan nyo rin ang dignidad ng mga tinatawag nyong TOTOONG BABAE." he said.

"Paumanhin po HON. SENATE PRESIDENT Sotto. Pero i believe this statement is just not fair." Vice added.

In conclusion, the famous comedian indirectly lambasted Sotto by capping off his Instagram post with a powerful conviction: "There are people who pretend to be FEMINISTS to hide their being MISOGYNISTS."