[In the news] Bato’s ‘lips to lips’ remark ‘normalizes’ sexual harassment, Chel Diokno says -PhilStar.com

Bato’s ‘lips to lips’ remark ‘normalizes’ sexual harassment, Chel Diokno says

Opposition candidate Chel Diokno rebuked fellow candidate and former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, who commented that the fastest way to learn Kapampangan was to kiss a Pampanga local “lips to lips.”

“Sabi nila, ang pinakamabilis daw na paraan para matuto ka ng salitang kapampangan ay makipag-lips to lips ka lagi ng kapampangan para mabilis yung pag-transfer ng kaalaman (They say the fastest way to learn the Kapampangan language is to ‘lips to lips’ kiss to be able to transfer knowledge faster),” Dela Rosa joked during the launch of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial slate in Pampanga.

But Diokno, a human rights lawyer-turned-opposition senatorial candidate, did not find the joke funny.

“Itong biro ni General Ronald Dela Rosa na paghalik daw sa babaeng Kapampangan ang pinakamabilis na paraan para matutunan ang wika nila ay tulad ng napakaraming biro ng administrasyong ito, hindi nakakatawa at hindi nakakatuwa (This joke of General Ronald Dela Rosa who said the fastest way to learn Kapampangan langauge is like a lot of jokes of the administration. It’s neither amusing nor funny),” the opposition candidate said.

Diokno called the comments “irresponsible.”

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