Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday, August 10 said that the controversial federalism video of Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar doesn’t render any help and only creates a bad impression on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
“Binibigyan nila ng masamang impression ‘yung Pangulo, kasi sila ‘yung mga supporters. Dapat sana sila yung nagdadala ng kagandahang loob. Pag ganito yung ginagamit na paraan, hindi lang si Pangulo yung nababastos pero lahat na ng Pilipino,” Robredo told reporters in Naga City.
She also extended her disappointment after knowing that the video was taken inside a government office and was also supervised by a government official.
“‘Yung sweldo galing sa taong bayan. So ‘yung tanong, yung ganito bang kabastusan ang pino-promote natin bilang mga Pilipino. Kung kinakailangan na mag-intervene tayo para pahintuin yung mga ganito, gagawin natin,” she said.
Despite Robredo’s dissatisfaction, President Rodrigo Duterte seemed “very cool” on the said video but later on affirmed that the information drive should be disseminated in a serious manner, as per Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.
Uson’s video, which shows Olivar cheering for federalism using references to female body parts while doing a lewd dance, drew widespread flak from lawmakers, members of the consultative committee that drafted the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution, and social media users.