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What point was Tito Sotto trying to raise when he said “na-ano” to Sec. Judy Taguiwalo?

During the confirmation hearing of DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Wednesday, the honorable Senator Tito Sotto looked into the secretary’s personal life, questioning her about having two daughters but remaining single.

We quote the exchange:

Sotto: On a lighter side. Sen. Drilon were looking at your personal information and found you have two children but you’re single?

Sec Judy: I’ve never had a ‘normal family’, if that’s how you call it, growing up. But it’s a non-issue. I’ve been underground and been to prison. My story would be different from the stories of those who’ve gone through UP, corporations….

Sotto: Ah kasi in the street language, when you have kids, and you’re single tapos wala kang asawa ang tawag diyan ‘na-ano lang’. *more laugther* Thank you and you have my 100% support, Madame Secretary.

Sec Judy: Senator, I teach women’s studies in UP. We respect all kinds of families, and that includes solo parents. Thank you.

“Na-ano.” Na what nga?

Was Tito Sotto trying to make a joke? Because it wasn’t funny. The laughter you heard—it was nervous.

He himself admitted it was “street language.” But why speak street when you’re inside the Senate Hall?

Watch the video (35:00)

WATCH: DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo faces the Commission on Appointments for her confirmation hearing

Posted by ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Aren’t you enraged yet? Yeah, us too. Luckily, Twitter came to the rescue.

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