On May 3, 2017, Tito Sotto III dragged himself into the controversy after he teased Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, Social Welfare Secretary, for having kids despite being a single. Many were offended when he described Taguiwalo as “na-ano lang.” (just got knocked up)
During the hype of this controversy, some of the netizens flocked over to Ciara Sotto’s Instagram account and began filling her account with comments about her father’s statement.
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Danica Sotto-Pingris, cousin of Ciara Sotto, posted on her Instagram account saying: “Please, ‘wag kayo dito mag comment. Respect her account. May mga nasaktan man, pero unfair na idamay niyo siya pati ang pamangkin ko. Sorry if may mga na-hurt, but please let her enjoy her vacation. Respect on gusto niyo Diba po? Please also show her some respect. Walang sino man ang perfect sa atin. Please don’t make this issue bigger by giving unnecessary comments.”
(Please, don’t comment here. Respect her account. There may have been people who were hurt, but it’s unfair to drag Ciara and my nephew into this. Sorry if there were people who were hurt, but please let her enjoy her vacation. You wanted respect, right? Please also show her some respect. There is no one among us who is perfect. Please don’t make this issue bigger by giving unnecessary comments.)
Ciara Sotto is the youngest of Tito Sotto and Hellen Gamboa. She apparently became a single mother after her break up with her former husband Jojo Oconer who allegedly cheated on her. They have a son, Crixus, who is now 2 years old.