Communications Asst. Sec. Mocha Uson and her co-host, social media personality Drew Olivar were quick to retaliate amid drawing flak from netizens in connection with PCOO official’s latest vlog entry.
Both Uson and Olivar took to their individual social media accounts explaining that the said video introducing Federalism to the public was done for fun.
Uson insisted that they made the video even before she was tapped by the Consultative Committee to help the government disseminate information on Federalism.
Also, the “PepeDederalismo” episode of her vlog was just part of her online game show.
Meanwhile, Olivar’s response was feistier as he lamented that he wasn’t paid nor use any money from the alleged Php90 million budget of the government because he is rich.
“Hindi pa nabibigay yung budget, diba…Hindi ako nababayaran dahil mayaman ako. Mayaman ako kaya hindi ko kailangan mga pera nyo. Busog na busog ako kaya mataba ako kasi madami ako kinakain.”
Olivar then went to lambast those who criticized him stating that out of all the things they shared about Federalism on the said video, the netizens only took notice of his almost half a minute “song and dance” number.
Mocha and Olivar continue to receive criticism not just from netizens, but also from government officials including some senators.
Sen. Koko Pimentel in a statement said that he was wrong to think that Mocha will be able to help the government spread awareness on the issue of Federalism. The former Senate president even urged the PCOO official to take a leave and study first.
Meanwhile, PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar clarified that he was allegedly bypassed by Consultative Committee spokesman Ding Generoso when the latter suggested that Uson should help with the government’s Federalism information campaign.
In an interview, Andanar said that he already spoke with Generoso and asked him to back off from the said matter as he did not seek the PCOO head’s permission prior to asking Uson.