Senate Of The Philippines, Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity And Expression, Sogıe, Lgbtq+ Community

Senate Of The Philippines, Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity And Expression

‘Why not just Homo sapiens?’: Senators confused by LGBTQ+, SOGIE

'Why not just Homo sapiens? We’re all the same,' remarks Senate President Vicente Sotto III

14.8.2019

'Why not just homo sapiens? We’re all the same,' remarks Senate President Vicente Sotto III.

'Why not just Homo sapiens? We’re all the same,' remarks Senate President Vicente Sotto III

MANILA, Philippines – As the discussion on SOGIE (sexual orientation and gender identity and expression) and LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) got reignited after a new case of discrimination caught the nation’s attention, some Senators found themselves lost with questions.

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Public outrage eventually pushed the janitress to drop the charges and to apologize for her mistreatment. Diez, meanwhile, vowed to continue to fight for the rights of LGBTQ+ members.

Pimentel’s question marked the beginning of some 35 minutes of back-and-forth between Hontiveros and male senators who were confounded on the gender and sexuality concepts.

CRASH COURSE. Senator Risa Hontiveros explains the basics of LGBT and SOGIE to fellow senators. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

“I see a little danger here. What if a straight male person who is simply voyeuristic would enter the ladies room with another intention?” Lacson asked.

Lacson then said in jest, “I’m just thinking of Senator Recto," eliciting some chuckles in the session hall.

“Why that lengthy letters? Why not just Homo sapiens? We’re all the same. Why do we have to segregate the gays from the lesbians from the straight guys?” Sotto asked with eyebrows furrowed.

In-between the questions, Senator Pimentel said that it was only a “preview” of their discussions for the SOGIE equality bill. After

“Kasi, malabo pa eh. Hindi pa ganoon kaklaro ang konsepto, ang mga rules (It’s still confusing. The concepts are still not clear, the rules). So may this be a learning experience for all of us,” he said.

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Nag PEPSI ka na ba? Ang alam ko meron non sa may PALOMA e tas masarap sya inumin habang pinapakinggan yung SPOLARIUM. 😊 Why not homo erectus? Sarap lumaklak ng Pepsi!!! PA VOID PLEAAASSEEEE sotto_tito just so you know sir. We are not the same. I am honest but fabulous. You are a senator, macho, and an idiot na mahilig kumopya.

Nakalanghap na naman ng nonsense to😂 mayfairwitch127 hindi nya tayo binigo. Hahahaha! Consistent sya e. Talagang simpleton bobo tito sotto Why do we have Coke as well as Pepsi? Pa-smart Alec si Sen. 👎🏻 Puede bang ibalik nalang ito sa circus o sa perya?

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He beat his own 'the fishes could come from China' 🤣 Stupid says what stupid is. senatePH No, we're not the same. Because I use the brain God gave me. Sen. Sotto will be more confused when before his terms ends he will be made to address some members of Congress as 'congresstranswoman' or 'congresstransman,' plus, etc.

Homodedestupido tingin ninyo nag-evolve na isang ito from neanderthal? o amoeba pa rin ang gago! What?! Please shut your mouth If you have nothing good to say! Pastilan! Murag na buang na si Senator Sotto! Ay tonto si sen. Divide and divide thats what these sjws want. Diversity is their strength lol Toungena

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Saan na naman nya na plagiarize to? BWAHAHAHA! COLLOQUIAL KASI IYANG MGA LGBTQ! HUWAG KAYONG MANGULO SA MUNDO! I don't want whatever substance this person is on Maka homo sapiens naman si Senator Sotto. Isa ngang Knock Knock dyan o kaya Use homo sapiens in a sentence..🤔 Term lang ng mga scientist iyan. Baka mamaya mapunta yan sa mga super homo sapiens..

Pare-pareho nga tayong tao pero hindi niyo naman binibigyan ang mga marginalized sector ng mga karapatang kayo lang ang nakatatamasa Kami nga takang taka bakit naging senador at naging sp pa si sotto risahontiveros. Good job senator risahontiveros. Isipin mo mga senador na gaya ni gordon mukhang di educated tungkol sa lgbt so napakalaking hamon ito.

Frustrating but unfortunately part of the process. Understanding equality is challenging to those in positions of power (not just politically) Basta ako bet ko ang Homo Erected 😂😂😂 lalo kapag Daks Ako din confused kung Bakit naging Senator ka 🙄👎🏻 Mag eat bulaga ka na lang mas bagay ka doon😁

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🤣 Tatak Tito Sotto yan mga ganyan banat! You are a homocopy. Senate president agree

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Senator asks: Why are only 16k Chinese POGO workers registered with BIR?Someone please look into Multinational Village, Paranaque. All the POGO employees live in the village. They even get exclusive stickers on their vans. If you see a van in Parañaque with yellow stickers they’re from Multinational Village

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