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Tao kami, hindi robot! Ejercito defends Gatchalian over New Year Twitter blast

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By Xave Gregorio

Senator JV Ejercito condoled his Senate seatmate Senator Win Gatchalian over his expletive-laden tweets directed at netizens, saying politikos like them are human too.

“Goes to show that we are also human, we get hurt & affected too,” Ejercito said on Twitter on Tuesday (January 2). “What is scary is if we public servants become immune from bashing & attacks from rabid haters, then we become insensitive & are like political robots.”

Ejercito added that bashers and haters had “kept him on his toes,” thanking them for making him “a responsible and hardworking senator.”

Gatchalian on New Year’s Day fired at netizens who brought out screenshots of his previous tweets which were favorable to former President Benigno Aquino III and his administration, after he took a swipe at the same administration.

He has stood by his angry tweets, even disputing claims that he might have been hacked.

Gatchalian thanked Ejercito for his encouraging words, adding that in his 17 years in public service, he is only concerned with serving the people better.

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