Sen. Raffy Tulfo couldn’t hide his disappointment over the comments made by Makati City Police Chief P/Col. Edward Cutiyog, about the case involving Kapamilya actor Awra Briguela.
Cutiyog, who got interviewed by Tulfo in his program ‘Wanted sa Radyo’, narrated the story of Awra’s complainant, identified as Mark Christian Ravana.
“Noong medyo nakainom na itong si Awra, pinuntahan itong victim at pinipilit itong hubaran para matignan ang katawan… Noong nasa harap na sila ng establishment bar na iyon ay sinundan sila ng grupo led by Awra and then pinagpupunit ang kanilang damit. And then sinira siya, and then nahulog, and then pinagtatadyakan ng ibang kasamahan. Yun po ang nangyari,” Cutiyog said.
They also confirmed that no one from Awra’s camp filed a complaint against Ravana.
Tulfo then asked why Awra would do such a thing, and Cutiyog’s answer disappointed the senator.
“E alam mo naman, si Awra is gay. Gusto niyang makita ‘yung magandang katawan.” the chief stated.
“Ay hindi , sir. Mali ka dyan, sir. Huwag, sir. Huwag ganoon. Palibhasa gay, gusto makita agad ang katawan ng isang lalaki? Siguro may pinagmulan yung kaguluhan. Paano n’yo po nalaman na nagsasabi ng totoo itong complainant na pinaghuhubad siya ni Awra?” Tulfo said.
Tulfo then reminded the chief not to discriminate LGBTQIA+ people like Awra.
“Kasi parang dini-discriminate n’yo. Palibhasa gay agad agad magre-request sa macho na maghubad at noong hindi pumayag na maghubad ang macho, kakamlutin. Parang discrimination maman yan sa LGBTQ community.” Tulfo told Cutiyog.
“Next time po maging patas po kayo at huwag po kayong mag-discriminate.” he added.
The statement made by the Makati Police chief received criticism from celebrities and netizens.
However, CCTV footage released by the establishment where the incident happened supported the story of Ravana.