VP Leni rebukes Mocha for “spreading lies” on Taal tragedy


MANILA, Philippines — Calling her as “purveyor of fake news,” Vice President Leni Robredo has rebuked and hit back at Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Deputy Executive Director Mocha Uson who once again, according to the top government official, fed the public wrong information amid the eruption of Taal Volcano.

On Thursday, Uson, a known pro-Duterte blogger, posted on Facebook screenshots of the vice president whom a FB user commented donated but five pieces of pandesal and a bottle of water to evacuees.

Meanwhile, activity of Taal Volcano has accordingly “generally waned” but officials claim an explosive eruption still possible.

In another post, the OWWA official claimed that Robredo prioritized having photo ops rather than helping victims of the volcanic eruption last Sunday.

Said Uson: “Hindi din kasi ito ang unang pagkakataong inuna ni Leni ang pagpapa photo ops kaysa pagtulong sa mga biktima ng trahedya.”

In return Robredo called Uson a purveyor of fake news despite having a government post.

“While our people are suffering from an unfortunate tragedy, this bearer of fake news continues to receive salary out of taxpayers’ money. Let’s all help put a stop to the proliferation of lies,” Robredo said on her own FB post.

The Office of the Vice President also clarified through another post that the food packs Robredo donated to the victims of Taal Volcano’s eruption consisted of rice, instant noodles and canned goods.

Aside from these, the Vice President also provided dust masks and drinking water to the evacuees.

“Maging mapanuri sa mga nakikita at nababasa sa social media—lalo na mula sa mga nananamantala sa mga trahedya upang magpakalat ng fake news,” Robredo said. (IAMIGO/Currentph.com)

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