Mocha dares bashers to volunteer in DSWD
MANILA - Eyebrows were raised after Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon told ABS-CBN News that he tapped singer and dancer Mocha Uson, one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest supporters, as a "social media consultant" at the bureau.
It even spawned a hashtag that poked fun at allegedly how easy it is to get a government position under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
But as it turned out, Uson will not be holding an official position at the bureau.
The BOC later denied Faeldon's statement to ABS-CBN News, following the social media backlash.
Uson also released a statement claiming that the President's critics maliciously used the reports to discredit the current government.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News' Mario Dumaual on Thursday, Uson urged bashers to volunteer and help underprivileged kids at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
"Kaysa mag-bash po tayo, ang advice ko eh lumabas po iyong mga bashers sa kalsada at umaksyon, tumulong po tayo. Make good use of your time," she said.
Uson added: "Kaysa magbaba-bash kayo diyan eh umaksyon ka, mag-volunteer ka. Bisitahin mo iyong mga DSWD centers at kailangan nila mga volunteers para pakainin iyong mga bata, paliguan iyong mga bata. Kailangan din nila ng education."
She also reiterated her intent to help the Duterte administration through social media.
"Ang tulong na ibinibigay ko po ay voluntary, dahil naniniwala po ako na hindi po natin kailangan ng posisyon sa gobyerno para po makatulong. Kaya I encourage everyone to volunteer to help in any way you can," Uson said.