MANILA — Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Monday said that findings of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) showed that Edward Angelo “Cocoy” Dayao, a former consultant for the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) during the Aquino administration, is behind the Silent No More PH blog reportedly aligned with the Liberal Party.
Sotto made this claim after confirming that he was soon going to file his cyber libel complaint against Dayao before the NBI. He did not mention what date he was going to file the complaint.
He said that his basis for filing is Dayao’s “libelous attacks” against him.
Blogger RJ Nieto of Thinking Pinoy earlier claimed that Dayao managed the SNM blog which previously published an article calling seven senators “Malacanang Dogs” for not signing a resolution urging the government to end the killings.
Sotto, however, said that the resolution never reached him.
The same article also criticized each of the seven senators including Sotto that also resulted in name-calling.
Sotto called a “rapist, plagiarist, and bigot who called all single mothers as good for nothing but accidental whores.”
The Senate Majority Leader, meanwhile, expressed hope that his complaint versus Dayao will “prosper.” He will also request the NBI to cancel Dayao’s passport
Asked if his cyber libel complaint has the support of the six other senators mentioned in the article, Sotto said that he has yet to talk to his colleagues.
Aside from Sotto, other senators described as Malacanang Dogs are Senate President Aquilino Pimentel II, Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Gringo Honasan, and Manny Pacquiao.”