Netizens slam Sherwin Gatchalian over ‘Ulol, Gago’ tweets

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Netizens slam Sherwin Gatchalian over ‘Ulol, Gago’ tweets
'Check your language,' netizens who saw the tweets of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on New Year's eve ask him

MANILA, Philippines – While others were posting New Year’s Day messages online, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian posted curses and foul words on Twitter while he was in the United States a few hours before 2018.

The heated exchange with some netizens started when Gatchalian, using his personal Twitter account, replied “The nation already lost its soul in the last 6 years” to Maria Ressa’s Rappler article post about the Liberal Party.

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When the netizens noticed the thread and started to call him “balimbing ( political turncoat)” and “trapo” or traditional politician, the senator replied to a netizen, “Gago ka (You’re stupid)!” 


He also referred to another online critic as “ulol (deranged).”

Netizens were quick to slam Gatchalian for his choice of words:

‘Balimbing, trapo’

His reply got the attention of a user @Stewart___O who immediately posted a screenshot of Gatchalian’s tweets praising Former President Benigno Aquino III and showing support in the past administration on way back 2012.

The senator then asked the year of his tweets when a netizen @tr1pnautic retweeted @Stewart___O’s post and said “the internet never forgets”.


Meanwhile, others were skeptical on whether Gatchalian himself posted the tweets. Gatchalian confirmed that it was him.

The online conversation on Twitter racked up reactions from the public, with tweets condemning the act of the senator. Gatchalian has not yet released any statement about his tweets.

Here are the rest of netizen’s reactions:

Sherwin Gatchalian tweets – Curated tweets by MovePH 

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