Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson responded to Senator Nancy Binay’s statement in relation to spreading fake news which is doing rounds on social media right now.
Yesterday, Senator Binay grilled PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar in the middle of budget deliberation for PCOO’s 2018 budget. Binay asks Andanar how can he fight the spreading of fake news on the internet when Uson herself who is a part of the government is the one spreading it.
The Senator is pertaining to the news posted on Uson’s Facebook page, Mocha Uson Blog which has now over 5 million followers.
In defense, Andanar said, “With the issue kay Asec Mocha Uson, nagkaroon po kami ng agreement, actually siya mismo nagsabi na ang kanyang Facebook page ay sa kanya lamang at kung anong sasabihin niya ay kanyang sariling opinyon at di po ito reflective sa PCOO.”
Some senators would want to question Uson but she is not present during the deliberation as the Asec is on an official trip to New York covering Senator Alan Peter Cayetano’s attendance in the 72 Session of the U.N General Assembly.
Senator Binay is not satisfied with Andanar’s answer and said, “Ang hirap i-separate ng Mocha private citizen and Mocha the Asec, lalong lalo na… I mean how can you, Secretary Andanar, fight fake news kung may instances na nanggagaling mismo sa isang Asec yung fake news?”
Binay’s statement immediately went viral online gaining comments from Uson’s critics.
Meanwhile, Asec Uson calmly took to her Facebook page to respond to the senator’s attack.
In her post, Uson said that she will not argue with Binay’s statement as it is just a pure propaganda to destroy her reputation.
She, later on, apologized if she committed mistakes in the past for not following the “journalistic standard” and ended her statement with a powerful open-ended question back to Binay.
“Hindi po tayo makiki-argue pag dating sa paratang ng Fake News dahil propaganda yan ng mga against sa atin. Sila ang nagpapakalat ng mali maling impormasyon pagdating sa ating Pangulo. Pero ito lang yan – Kung nagkamali man po ako sa post ko dahil sa hindi pagsunod sa “standard” ng pagiging journalist pasensiya na pero at least kahit kelan hindi ako nagnakaw sa bayan ko. Kayo po mam?? Nagtatanong lang po.”
It could be remembered that the Binay family is facing numerous graft charges after being connected with the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall parking building.
As of press time, Senator Binay has not yet reacted on Asec. Uson’s statement,
Source: Pinoy Trending / Mocha Uson Blog Facebook Page