GMA-7 creative writer Suzette Doctolero defended her latest TV series, Sahaya, from a basher criticizing its kidnapping plot.
In its March 28 episode, Sahaya (Bianca Umali) was buying fishballs when a man (Mike Magat) kidnapped her and tried to rape her.
Sahaya's mother, Manisan (Mylene Dizon), arrived just in time to save her child and she ended up accidentally killing Mike's character.
A Twitter user with the handle @taugimba pointed out the kidnap scene in Sahaya and bashed GMA-7 for putting this plot in Kapuso shows like Onanay and TODA One I Love.
The netizen wrote, "mga writers ng gma pare pareho sinusulat, puro kidnap kidnap lang naiisip parang onanay at toda one i lab, ngayon sahaya naman wala ba kayo ibang maisip? kaya kayo natatalo ng abs eh #SahayaParaSaAnak"
Suzette, who is the headwriter of Sahaya, replied to the netizen to defend her TV series.
She wrote, "Nung nagpunta kami doon me mga military escort kami. Nakakatakot kasi ang asg, nangingidnap. Pag walang pantubos, putol ulo. Gusto mo go doon?"
The basher did not respond to Suzette's tweet.
In another tweet, Suzette said about the kidnap scene, "May Nagrereklamo e bakit daw me kidnap sa Sahaya? Kung kelan tama ang gamit namin. Asan ang abu sayaf ba? Asan ang setting ng Sahaya? Try mo mamangka doon, kungdi ka makasalubong ng pirata. Maka epal lang si koya, gumawa pa ng acct para mang troll hehe."
Sahaya, which stars Bianca Umali in the title role, is about a Badjaw girl and her journey to embracing her own identity and heritage.
It started airing on March 18 on GMA-7's Telebabad block.