AT the jam-packed Kadayawan Invasion rave party Saturday night, celebrity guest Ramon Bautista drew attention — and more — when he joked about Davao women being “hipon” or shrimp, a label to those who have beautiful bodies but unappealing faces.
Former Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, who was at the rave party, was offended and took to social media her disgust. She also called on the members of the City Council to declare Bautista persona non grata.
“Attended this Kadayawan Invasion and heard this Ramon Bautista guy say women in Davao are hipon. I have several FB friends who are members of the City Council. If you do not call out this guy as a persona non grata, you are doing a disservice to women all over,” Duterte said.
For Sara, it was an upfront against women, not only the Dabawenyas. She was even more enraged at the hashtags on a photo posted by the celebrity on Instagram showing him and three Dabawenyas.
“I do not know him, but I heard he hosts shows and makes fun and insults women,” Duterte said.
On stage at the party, the endorser of Ayosdito.ph Bautista said “Ang daming hipon dito sa Davao (Davao has a lot of hipon).”
But barely after 30 minutes, Bautista returned on stage and apologized.
“I am here in front of you to say my apologies because of what I said,” he said as the crowd laughed. “Nahihiya po ako sa inyo because you welcomed me in your beautiful city, nandito po ako lagi, at nag-e-enjoy ako lagi. I say my sincerest apologies at sana mapatawad ninyo ako. Sobrang nahihiya po ako sa inyong lahat.”
Vice Mayor Paulo Duterte admitted he personally talked to Bautista and demanded that he issue a public apology.
“It was something that you should not just allow,” Vice Mayor Duterte said. “I told him it was offensive, especially to women. I asked for forgiveness and promised to never do it again.”
Vice Mayor Duterte said he was appalled at Bautista’s attack on women.
“We have to be reminded that we have to always respect women, no matter who you are. Ramon Bautista, good manners is something that can never be replaced by fame and influence. And you do not bring your brand of vulgarity and bad manners to Davao. You have to behave.”
Sara Duterte said Bautista should comport himself because “bisita ka lang, gumalang ka (show respect because you are nothing but a visitor).”
She also said that Bautista should learn GMRC (good manners and right conduct).
“Ang tunay na gwapo sa akin hindi bastos ang bibig (good looking guys for me are those who are not rude),” Duterte said.
Duterte’s Facebook post has been reposted almost a thousand already as of this writing midday Sunday. | NewsDesk