Mocha will pay a ‘very heavy price’ if she doesn’t control herself – Roque
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque believes that Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson “will pay a very heavy price” if shen does not control her actions.
Roque issued the statement following Uson’s controversial “I-pepe-dede-ralismo” video.
“She will pay a very heavy price if she does not control herself because I think a big chunk of the population have expressed disagreement over what she’s doing,” Roque said in an interview over “Headstart,” an ABS-CBN News Channels program.
“And if she continues to ignore this, she will become irrelevant,” he added. “If she wants to be equally popular today as she was in the past, Uson should attune her communication to what the public needs and wants.”
The Palace official said Uson was not beyond reproach, saying that “people have been very vocal about their disapproval of her actions.”
“And I think that is the way to hold her responsible for her acts,” Roque said. “That’s the philosophy behind the free market place of ideas, which is important in freedom of expression. You are free to say anything and everything, but don’t expect the public to love everything that you say.”
Uson and pro-Duterte blogger Drew Olivar became controversial because of their “I-pepe-dede-ralismo” jingle-video, which sparked outraged among lawmakers and the public.
Lawmakers have asked her to take a leave of absence, while others urged her to apologize. /atm
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