Sotto's #NotoRHbill speech flares up social media

Senator Vicente Sotto III's speech against the RH bill ignites intense social media debates

Published: 11:4 AM August 13, 2012

Updated: 10:34 AM October 9, 2012

EMOTIONAL SPEECH. Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III's "turno en contra" speech against the RH bill set Twitterverse on fire. Photo by Ayee Macaraig

MANILA, Philippines - Twitter flared up Monday afternoon, August 13, when Sen Vicente "Tito" Sotto III delivered a speech to explain why he thinks the Reproductive Health bill should not be passed into law.

The senator maintained that contraceptives are abortifacients. He said that he and his wife Helen Gamboa were forced to use contraceptives because of their showbiz careers. But he said he regretted it because it supposedly led to the death of their firstborn child.

Here's how netizens reacted to his speech:

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