NAPC says sorry to VP Leni, Agot Isidro over offensive FB post


Posted at Oct 10 2016 08:05 PM | Updated as of Oct 10 2016 11:48 PM

MANILA-- The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) apologized on Monday for offensive remarks posted against Vice President Leni Robredo and actress Agot Isidro on its social media accounts.

"Certain distasteful statements have been posted in our Facebook page that in no way reflect NAPC's views or values. We sincerely apologize to Vice President Robredo, Ms. Isidro, and to the public in general," the statement read.

An administrator of the commission's Facebook page earlier shared an article on Facebook laced with comments about Robredo and Isidro.

"Ang pagkakapareho ni Agot Isidro at VP Leni Robredo--takot silang magutom!" the post, which was also shared on the commission's Twitter account, read.

(What makes Agot Isidro and VP Leni Robredo the same is that they're both scared to go hungry!)

The post drew mixed reactions from the public, with some calling the post rude while others criticizing Isdro and Robredo for not supporting Duterte.

Netizen Neal Alarcon asked the NAPC on Twitter: "How low can you get?" 

Stella Arnaldo twitted: "How are these unprofessional and inappropriate comments finding their way to a govt agency account @NAPC_ph? @PresidentialCom"

Another Twitter user (@JLCJambaro) called the NAPC social media manager "unprofessional" and "irrelevant."

Another Twitter user (‏@JegoRagragio) asked the NAPC how much they pay trolls to manage their social media accounts

The offensive posts on the NAPC's social media accounts were later deleted.

The NAPC said it is investigating the matter internally.

Meanwhile, some supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte continued to criticize Isidro and Robredo.

Alex Belen Barbacena claimed that Robredo and Isidro are scared of losing foreign aid because they might go hungry.

A Facebook page named "Duterte Bato supporter" posted an image asking for donations for Isidro.

De La Salle University professor Antonio Contreras said Isidro "should be ashamed of herself".

Dayana Mendoza, meanwhile accused Isidro of being a "yellowtard" and of having a shabu business.

Isidro stirred a hornet's nest in a Facebook post wherein she called Duterte a "psychopath."