Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has urged netizens to combat and report hate speech online after he received a comment telling him and his daughter Frankie Pangilininan to “go kill themselves”.
Pangilinan shared the screenshot of the comment on his Instagram which read: “Pakamatay ka na Kiko ng matapos na problema mo sa (gobyerno), isama mo na yung anak mong si Frankie (Pangilinan).”
In response, the senator asked his followers not to tolerate posts that encourage physical harm and violence.
“Hetong hate speech na ito dapat nire-report. Hindi dapat hinahayaan ang mga bitiw na salita na naguudyok ng pananakit o pagpapatay.”
He also pressed the photo-sharing app to take the necessary actions against hate speech.
Pangilinan did the same thing on Twitter as he came across a tweet that threatened rape and violence.
His daughter Frankie has recently been vocal against the rape culture and victim blaming. She lambasted broadcaster Ben Tulfo for his views on rape, which gave rise to the #HijaAko movement online.