Nene Pimentel: Mocha should remain as entertainer after ‘pepederalismo’ fiasco
Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson should best remain as an entertainer and not meddle in the federalism campaign of the government, former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel said Friday.
Pimentel issued the statement when sought for comment on the lewd “I-pepe-dede-ralismo” video of Uson that sparked outrage among federalism advocates and the public.
“Si Assistant Secretary Mocha, dapat siguro nandoon siya sa entertainment lang. Huwag naman siyang sasali dito sa mga isyu na mukhang hindi naman niya naiintindihan,”
Pimentel said in a federalism briefing in Malacañang.
“Lalong magkakagulo ang pag-iisip ng taumbayan kung haluan mo by statements coming from an assistant secretary in government, occupying a government position, paid for by the people. So hindi gaanong maganda siguro. So doon na lang siya sa sayaw-sayaw, okay lang,” he added.
Sought for her reaction, Uson said she respected the remarks of Pimentel but lamented on how the former senator belittled her being an entertainer.
“Ginagalang ko po ang opinyon ni Sir Nene. Proud po ako na ako’y dating entertainer. Pero sana wag niyang nila “lang” ang pagsasayaw. At sana pinanuod muna niya ang video bago siya nag-komento dahil hindi naman po ako ang sumayaw sa video ng pederalismo,” she told reporters in a text message. /muf
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