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Sotto to file libel case vs blogger behind ‘Malacañang Dogs in the Senate’ post

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Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is eyeing the filing of libel cases against those behind a blog which called him and six other colleagues as “Malacanang Dogs in the Senate.”

The senators were supposedly maligned for not signing a resolution calling on the government to stop the killing of minors and sought an inquiry on the matter in the upper chamber.

“I will ask ask the Senate secretary to investigate who is behind that and who abused that particular story. Lahat ng sinabi ‘dun libelous lalo na sa akin. Kaya I’m planning to file libel cases,” Sotto said to reporters before the afternoon plenary session.

In the said blog, Sotto was identified as one of the seven senators, to include Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III as well as Senators Richard Gordon, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Gregorio Honasan, Manny Pacquiao and Cynthia Villar.

Sotto was given the description in the blog as “the rapist, plagiarist and bigot who called all single mothers as good for nothing but
accidental whores.

“The Senate secretary will investigate. They will make use of the NBI to investigate people who are behind this. (The libel charges will be against those) kung sino ‘yung nasa likod nung news item na ‘yun,” he said.

Sotto said the Senate resolution No. 516 which was filed last Monday came unnoticed by him. “Kung napansin ko ‘yun tinake-up ko ‘yun kasi kahapon pa may nagsasabi na sa akin,” he said.