January 16, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo hit back over the false allegations propagated by controversial pro-Duterte blogger and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Margaux “Mocha” Uson. Robredo proceeded to accusing Uson of being a fake news purveyor after she spread misleading information about her recent visit to the victims of Taal eruption.
Robredo said that it is an insult to the Filipino taxpayers to be employing a fake news propagator at the expense of the Filipino’s money. Uson allegedly posted on her Facebook Page “Moch Uson Blog” a news that narrated that Rebredo spent a lot of government money in giving pan de sal to Taal victims.
Robredo went on to clarify that while there is no wrong with providing evacuees with pan de sal, it is an insult to the taxpayers and donors to release such misleading statements.
“Ako lang, parang sobrang insulto sa taumbayan na tayo iyong nagpa-pasuweldo ng isang taong ginawang trabaho iyong pagpapakalat ng fake news,” she told reporters in an event held in Caloocan City.
“Halimbawa, iyong pinaka-recent ngayon, pumunta daw ako ngayon, gumastos daw ako ng grabeng pera ng taumbayan, ang binigay ko lang daw pan de sal. Wala namang masama sa pan de sal. Pero parang insulto naman ito sa dami ng taong nag-donate sa amin,” she added.
VP Robredo further said that the salary of Uson does not only come from the government funds and that the use of people’s money to spread misleading news is an “immoral thing.”
Before assuming government office, Uson was the leader of the sexy girl group named Mocha Girls. She is also known to be a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte with a following of 5.8 million in her blogging page. She was designated as Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary before resigning from the Presidential Communications Operations Office in October 2018.
SOURCE: ABS-CBN News