Mocha Uson visits crowd of OFWs in Batangas as coronavirus pandemic persists

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 27 2020 07:01 PM | Updated as of Apr 28 2020 01:23 AM

Screenshot of OWWA Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson's tweet


MANILA (UPDATED) - Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson has said she visited over 300 overseas Filipino workers in Batangas as the coronavirus crisis persists.

Uson took to social media to share a photo of her visit to 322 OFWs in Lian, Batangas.

"Kinumusta rin po natin ang kalagayan ng 322 OFWs natin sa Matabungkay Lian Batangas," she said.

(We also checked on the situation of 322 OFWs in Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas)

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Uson said those who attended the event gathered even before she arrived at the venue.

"On our part eh since hindi nga maganda ang dating nito na mass gathering nga ang itinatawag nila though mayroon namang social distancing, napagdesisyunan namin na gagawa na lang kami ng mga leaflets itong mga reminders at ipapadala na lang namin sa kanilang mga kwarto kasabay ng mga foods nila," she said.

Malacañang declined to comment on the gathering which was attended by its former communications assistant secretary.

The government currently prohibits mass gatherings as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.