Sass Sasot demanded answers from BBC reporter regarding Jover Laurio’s interview.
Sass Sasot turned emotional during her confrontation with BBC’s South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head.
Known DDS blogger Sass Rogando Sasot confronted a BBC reporter Monday, November 13.
The confrontation between Sassot and BBC South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head happened at the ASEAN Summit’s International Media Center at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
An emotional Sassot questioned Head why BBC has given Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio an interview. Sasot described Laurio as a “very minor blogger” which according to her is not worthy of being given a platform by an international media.
“Tell me, Mr. Jonathan, how is it possible that Jover Laurio, a very minor blogger in the Philippines, was featured by the BBC in order to defend herself against the people who outed her identity, but not someone like me whose social media following is way, way higher than her, whose Facebook engagement is way, way higher than her, and who you have even interacted on Facebook?” Sasot said
Lario was featured in an interview on BBC last month after being the subject of DDS’ witch hunt on the identity of the person behind Pinoy Ako Blog. And that has caught the ire not only of Sasot but all other DDS bloggers and staunch supporters of President Duterte.
“I know that in order for you to be interviewed by a big platform like BBC, you should have been given access. It’s either that you were really, really famous, that you are a decision-maker of a country, you are a celebrity, and you’re gonna be given this platform. But Jover Laurio is none of that. The only link to that is that she is being protected, sponsored, financed probably by the Liberal Party of the Philippines,” she claimed.
But after turning emotional, Sasot regained her composure and realized that she’s confronting the wrong person since Head was not part of the interview with Laurio and that he is not the right person to give her the answers she wanted to hear.
“You know Jonathan you are only receiving this brunt because you’re from BBC but I know that your team is not involved in this Jover Laurio thing.“ said Sasot.
Meanwhile, Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio on her Twitter account denied Sasot’s accusation that her interview with BBC was through the backing of an influential person or group.
Laurio bared how she was contacted by BBC for an interview.
Meanwhile, singer-actress and staunch Duterte critic Agot Isidro also took a swipe at Sasot and bared how she was also contacted by BBC for an interview.
“Sweetie, last year BBC tried to get in touch with me for an interview, too. If they want to talk to you, they will find you. Do the math,” Isidro tweeted.