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Sen. Pia Cayetano blames news reporter for misinterpreting her

Cayetano said that the malicious mind of Ramos chose to use her words and put a different meaning to them.

On Tuesday, Senator Pia Cayetano called out a news reporter in a tweet due to an alleged misquote of her statement during the Senate’s Health hearing.

Cayetano pointed out Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter Marlon Ramos who tweeted her statements live during the senate hearing.

The senator said that she called out Ramos for “twisting” her statement in his tweets.

“I call out Mr. Marlon Ramos of the Philippine Daily Inquirer for his irresponsible & unethical tweet, wherein he twisted the statement I made during this morning’s Senate Committee on Health hearing,” Cayetano said.

According to Cayetano, she was trying to explain the importance of the health bills she filed and how health infrastructure and health needs are not given priority.

“During my manifestation, I was explaining how urgent the health bills I filed were and was given context by saying that historically, health infrastructure and health needs were not prioritized,” she said.

“But this time of COVID-19 opened people’s eyes and gave us the opportunity to use the crisis to improve our healthcare system.” the senator added.

Cayetano also said that the malicious mind of Ramos chose to use her words and put a different meaning to them.

She also speculated that the reporter did not even hear her statement or read the transcript.

She also shared her experience of losing a child years ago due to a birth defect.

The senator then expressed her hope for “intelligent” people to understand the real context of her statement.

“It saddens me and at the same time outrages me that a reporter would choose to twist words and confuse people and impute malice on a statement urging support for better health infrastructure all over the country. I trust that the intelligent Filipinos know better than to give value to his twisted words,” she said.

Cayetano’s tweet garnered various reactions from netizens.

Netizens defended Ramos saying that the news reporter only tweeted exactly what Cayetano said. They also said that there is no misinterpretation in Ramos’s tweet.

Recently, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque berated CNN reporter Triciah Terada for allegedly misinterpreting Roque’s statement on mass testing.

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