Tito Sotto is still in "EAT BULAGA" :-(

Philippines
July 20, 2010 12:14am CST
Hello Lotters, What the Hell is he doing there? didn't he won the senatorial slate this last election? or probably he's waiting for people to demand or file a case against him before he could decide to leave showbiz. is he kidding me? he won the election, right? I agree with one discussion before that politicians should leave their showbiz careers BEHIND and start working. people are still drive with popularity, that's why we never progress. I remember a lawyer from our school who remembered Sotto's remarks for punishing rapist. She mentioned that Sotto did say "their genitals or private organs should be cut for good" but she asked, where is the morality of that punishment, what if the person changed. i never forget it. as for him, he should give up eat bulaga and start working in the SENATE.
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• Philippines
21 Jul 10
I have never liked Tito Sotto, I don't even know what has he done in the senate, and I think the only reason he won is because of his brother, Vic. I wish Filipino Voters would be more careful in choosing our public servants, because sometimes it's just really out of common sense why some people still win the elections... Maybe we could start a facebook fan page and ask Tito Sotto to leave the showbiz world and start working. Hahaha. And Maybe that can also hold true to the other senators - actors.. cause honestly, there are just too many of them.
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
Hello Ingkingderders, i believe he won because he is simply Tito Sotto among with his brother MariVIC and his friend JOEY De Leon. i don't know, maybe he doesn't earn that much that he need to be in showbiz. how about bong revilla, he has a lot of kids too and big house to spend it on.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
One, there is no prohibition for elected officials to continue with their profession as long as it does not conflict with their public responsibilities. Of course they drafted the law and so they were generous with themselves, the theory being their salary is so low as public officials that to make it their sole bread and butter might tempt them to become corrupt. Second, Congress is in recess. It will open next week. Personally, I agree with you that they the public office should be their only work to prevent conflict of interest. Public office is not a hobby that you can just do when you have free time. I also do not see why Tito Sotto keeps getting elected. I have nothing against showbiz personalities who enter politics. However, Tito Sotto is not a shining example of a good politician.
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Hello advocate, oh, i see, how about the senate? i believe they can do things right away with out the presence of the senate just yet. i think these political celebrities only wants to be publicized making people believed they are doing public service. that makes me wonder, why is he getting elected? what's he done to the country in terms of legislature? so weird.
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@jerikjames (1045)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Is this a discussion to bash Tito Sotto? I also don't like him. Anyway, I don't think there's a law stating that celebrities should leave showbusiness if they got elected as a government official, is there? I'm really not aware of such a law if there really is one. Personally, I think it would be unfair to ask celebrities to drop their passion for performing just because there's really no conflict of interest. They're not making laws in their shows are they? I think it would only be a problem if they don't attend senate hearings and meetings because of their work as celebrities. But if they're diligent with their government work, I really can't see why they should leave showbiz.
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• Philippines
20 Jul 10
well, criticizing is the best intrepretation in this. I don't mind him being in EAt bulaga as long as his no longer on public service? it would only be a problem if they don't attend senate hearings and meetings because of their work as celebrities that's the problem right there. we don't pay them with our tax money just to be on their showbiz careers,right? i find it offensive. if people wants to remain in showbiz, i guess they should (if they have the conscience) leave their political careers.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
disgusting, a sight disgusting to behold, a politician still working in showbiz..Like what i feel everytime I see bong revilla release a picture, while he is a senator. I think their is law prohibiting officials to do sideline, I am just not so sure, because apparently tito has a sideline..Public service is a tough job only if they will commit all their efforts and time, there are lots of things to be done. Entertaining is the least I see..
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
i still can't believe it gray. if richard gordon isn't doing any that has to do with showbiz, how could these people do such. no one cares i guess. if government offers higher salary to politicians, then they wouldn't corrupt.
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
although the salary of senators and public officials are low in comparison to what they earn in private life, their funds on the other hand is large, just think about the pork barrel, a fund that most senators cherish..
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
Well I really do not know if there is such a law prohibiting them from doing their showbiz careers while in government position. As far as I know many like Sen. Revilla has been doing this show at GMA network and from time to time Vilma Santos is doing a movie. And he could get away with an excuse saying that their term would start on when congress opens this coming Monday.
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
Hello Rsa, [b] these people Will never have my respect [/b] they always make excuses, i am tired of hearing it. am glad i didn't vote for any legislature except in the President and Vice President. well, so that i wouldn't have conscience telling me to think of this and that
@hexeduser22 (5854)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
It was good watching him with vic and joey when he failed to be reelected as a senator. Like what advocate said I really don't why was he voted again by the people he is clearly not a good example or a model senator. When he failed the previous election I thought Filipinos are now voting wisely and have opened their eyes. Anyway I hope his showbiz activities wouldn't really hinder his job as a senator
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Hello hexe, one thing for sure, it's still his popularity as a celebrity and that's why he won again. i guess in some provinces, criticism isn't the popular hobby for voters there. it's hard when people doesn't have access to internet or simply they don't have access to voters education.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Jul 10
being in the government service, i know that every employee is allowed to do other business or job, as long as the business or job do not conflict with the time or the work he should be performing and as long as the chief of office permits. i am just not sure about the elected officials. but nevertheless, they should put the service to the people as their priority. republic act no. 6713 tells all about the standard code and ethics for public officials employees. Sec. 3 par (b) states: "Public Officials" includes elective and appointive officials and employees, permanent or temporary, whether in the career or non-career service, including military and police personnel, whether or not they receive compensation, regardless of amount. Sec. 7 Prohibited Acts and Transactions. par (b)(2) states: Engage in the private practice of their profession unless authorized by the Constitution or law, provided, that such practice will not conflict or tend to conflict with their official functions; ref: http://www.csc.gov.ph/cscweb/RA6713.html
@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jul 10
hi Letran that just goes to show that in regards to politics and politicians our country is just as bad in some respects as yours, we have elected in my lifetime movie actors such as Ronald Regan who while doing well as actors were not much use in politics at all. We also had a movie star here who got elected as our Governor and ran the state into debt faster than any Governor before him, But here they left their acting careers to become politicians.Hope yours fares much better.