Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr. and Sass Sasot, photo compiled from Google
Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr. defended pro-President Duterte blogger Sass Sasot and said that she had a right to hit a BBC journalist for featuring an anti-administration blogger.

Sasot went viral on Monday after confronting BBC journalist Jonathan Head and demanded to know why Head featured Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog, which was critical of the administration in an interview, and did not approach her.



She insisted BBC's interview with Laurio was an insult to her and other Duterte supporters.

Locsin said that Sasot was "right", "I think it is. It is because it's her opinion and she finds bias on the part of the BBC seeking out a small blogger."

"She has a right to bring up a concern... So I think it's correct. And someone tweeted and said, 'Yeah, but who does she represent?' Well, who does the minor blogger represent? Themselves," Locsin continued.



He said that as a citizen, and a person, she had the right to confront.

Sasot lengthened the issue by saying that she refuses to apologize for the incident, claiming that foreigners like head, whom she referred to as a "white man", should "give respect" to the natives of a country.

She said that Head should have given her such respect.
Source: cnnphilippines.com


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