VP Robredo slams Mocha Uson for fake news

"Bakit hinahayaan natin si Mocha Uson na magkalat ng fake news at swelduhan pa ng pamahalaan?" ~VP Leni

VP Leni Robredo slams OWWA deputy exec director Mocha Uson for allegedly spreading fake news about her relief work in the wake of Taal Volcano eruption #VivaFilipinas #VPRobredo #TaalEruption #MochaUson

Posted by Viva Filipinas on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

VP Leni Robredo has slammed Mocha Uson, Deputy Executive Director Mocha Uson of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration for spreading lies about Robredo’s office donation to the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.

On her Facebook Page, Uson made serious accusations against the vice president saying “Hindi nakapagtataka na galit na ang mga tao sa mga istilong bulok na ganito. Hindi din kasi ito ang unang pagkakataong inuna ni Leni ang pagpapa photo ops kaysa sa pagtulong sa mga biktima ng trahedya.” Uson’s Facebook page has 5.7 million followers.

“While our people are suffering from an unfortunate tragedy, this bearer of fake news (Uson) continues to receive salary out of taxpayers’ money. Parang sobrang insulto sa taumbayan na tayo iyong nagpapasuweldo ng isang taong ginawang trabaho iyong pagpapakalat ng fake news,” said Robredo, as she spoke briefly to reporters after she attended a forum on community-based drug rehabilitation center.

“Fake News [ang sinasabi ni Uson]! Pati ba naman trahedya, gagamitin pa para magsinungaling. Let’s all help put a stop to the proliferation of lies,” Robredo added.

“[Sinasabi nila na] Gumastos daw ako nang grabeng pera ng taumbayan, ang binigay ko lang daw pandesal. Parang masyado namang petty na pag-awayan pa namin iyong laman. Wala namang masama sa pandesal, pero iyong mga volunteers iyong makakapagsabi kung ano iyong laman noong relief packs,” she said.

“Pero iyong pinakapunto ko: bakit hinahayaan natin na iyong nagpapakalat ng fake news, sinusuwelduhan pa ng pamahalaan? Pera natin ito. Hindi naman ito pera ng kung sinong government official. Pero para hayaan mo na pera natin iyong ginagamit para lasunin iyong isip ng ating mga kababayan, tingin ko malaking kasalanan iyon,” Robredo lamented.

Robredo said that the volunteers who heeded their call to help in packing the goods for the evacuees on Tuesday night can attest to what is really inside the food packs that they gave for aid.

“[Sinasabi nila na] Gumastos daw ako nang grabeng pera ng taumbayan, ang binigay ko lang daw pandesal. Parang masyado namang petty na pag-awayan pa namin iyong laman. Wala namang masama sa pandesal, pero iyong mga volunteers iyong makakapagsabi kung ano iyong laman noong relief packs,” she said.

“Pero iyong pinakapunto ko: bakit hinahayaan natin na iyong nagpapakalat ng fake news, sinusuwelduhan pa ng pamahalaan? Pera natin ito. Hindi naman ito pera ng kung sinong government official. Pero para hayaan mo na pera natin iyong ginagamit para lasunin iyong isip ng ating mga kababayan, tingin ko malaking kasalanan iyon,” Robredo lamented.

According to the Office of the Vice President, Robredo distributed at least 2,101 food packs and 1,000 face masks during her visit to the evacuees.

Each food pack contained 1.5 kilos of rice, assorted canned goods and two packs of noodles, it added.

Robredo’s office is also due to donate hygiene kits, blankets, mats later this week. 

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