Trillanes to Locsin: Focus on your job, not on Twitter
MANILA, Philippines — Focus on your job, not on Twitter.
Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV gave this unsolicited advice to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday amid conflicting reports about the alleged passport data breach.
It was on Twitter where Locsin earlier disclosed about the data breach.
“One unsolicited advice kay Secretary Locsin is mag-focus muna sya sa trabaho nya being the top diplomat of the country,” Trillanes said during the regular Kapihan sa Senado.
“Medyo lubaylubayan na muna nya yung social media kasi hindi naman sya mangangampanya.. diplomat sya,” he said.
The senator said Locsin created panic among the public when he claimed that a previous contractor took all the passport applicants’ data.
“Because previous contractor got pissed when terminated it made off with data. We did nothing about it or couldn’t because we were in the wrong,” he wrote on Twitter.
The DFA secretary later clarified that the data were not “run-away-able” but were only made “inaccessible.”
And Trillanes blamed all these to Locsin’s penchant on Twitter.
“Puno’t dulo nyan eh dahil nakababad sya Twitter,” he said.
“Masyado syang nakababad sa social media, sa Twitter in particular, tapos pinapatulan nya kung ano-anong mga komentaryo dun.”
Trillanes said Locsin should only use the social media if there are good news or new policies that the public must know.
“Pero hindi na yung tit for tat. Masyado syang nakababad. It can consume him eh. So that’s just an unsolicited advice,” he stressed.
Trillanes has already filed a resolution, urging the Senate to look into the reported data breach. /jpv
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