Singer-actress Agot Isidro blasted Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin over his threat to journalists.
In a tweet, Agot shared a screencap of Locsin’s tweet stating he wanted to drop media people inside the controversial SEA Games 2019 cauldron.
“Hay. I want media to be dropped in the cauldron by chopper so they can light it with a match. We will be able to tell from the screams if the fire is real,” said Locsin.
In response, Agot said, “No wonder the Philippines is considered a dangerous place for journalists. We have a cabinet official wanting to set them on fire. Yes, that bad.”
No wonder the Philippines is considered a dangerous place for journalists.
We have a cabinet official wanting to set them on fire.
Yes, that bad. pic.twitter.com/iXKZpzD9PU
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) December 3, 2019
Loscin’s tweet was in response to Senate President Tito Sotto’s remark regarding the pre-taped portion of the Olympic games trying to justify the pre-taping of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games lighting of the cauldron.
Under the current admin, more than 100 cases of attacks against journalists have been recorded.
According to The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network, there were already 128 cases of attacks and threats to the media under the Duterte regime.
From the 128 cases, 14 journalists were killed, with the latest being Dindo Generoso who was shot by a riding in tandem killers in Dumaguete City last November.
Meanwhile, netizens who shared Agot’s sentiments, also slammed Locsin for his insensitive remarks.
@teddyboylocsin is a monster
rude, mean, and evil!
— Eragon d Dragon Czar 🐲 😷#JunkATL (@eragon2024) December 3, 2019
Hindi ko alam kung kaninong post ako mas maiiyak. Kay Locsin or Sotto?😭
— Catherine Pangilinan (@babycat513) December 3, 2019
Bakit kaya hindi si Locsin ang tumalon doon at ng napatunayan niya rural sila Ang may gustong patunayan di ba?
— Tina B. Mendoza (@tina_b_mendoza) December 3, 2019
Parang tanga lang yang si teddy boy na yan. Since media personality naman sya, sana eh sya ang unahin!
— Frannie Wei (@itsmeemz) December 3, 2019