Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has drawn flak from Ilonggo netizens for posting a video about federalism on her Facebook page.
The controversial video showed blogger Drew Olivar, Uson’s co-host, danced and sang “I-pepe, i-pepe, i-dede, i-dede, i-pepe-pepe-pepederalismo!” while touching his crotch and chest.
“Pepe”and “dede” are Filipino slang words for vagina and breast, respectively.
The one-hour “pepedederalismo” video was an episode of “Good News Game Show” featuring Uson and Olivar.
Uson clarified that the video was not part of the federalism information drive and no government money was used in producing the material.
The video appeared on Facebook on Aug. 2.
Uson was tapped by the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) to help in the campaign for federalism.
Here are some reactions from Facebook:
Carmil Bermillo: Lipat na kamo nga ang taxes nga ginabayad naton gakadto sa sweldo nila?
Wade Deslate: Dapat gisahon anay si Uson sa Senado bag-o maglecture sang pederalismo sa bilog nga Pilipinas.
Do Dong: Mga wala huya opisyal sang gobyerno. Mga wala pulos.
Sonny Gabayeron: 100% ako nga supporter ni Duterte, pero ini si Mocha indi dapat paghatagan pwesto sa gobyerno.
Prince Juliene Hermaine Celo: My rant against her strategy to promote federalism government is no longer needed. She just like the attention she’s getting.As the saying goes, don’t wrestle with pigs, you will both get dirty, and beside they enjoy it.
Roilo V G Laguna: When you are trying to become a worthy government employee, and then there is Mocha Uson.
Ronelo Sanchez Ladiao: Kundi nagay ka minango kag himuyong ka sa banga mo. Didto ka palumot eh! Intellectual campaign is for intellectual spokesperson not alpine evaporated de lata.
The shift to a federal system of government is one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promises.IMT