A Facebook user pointed out how Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson was “misinformed” for mistakenly claiming that the mainstream media did not report about the turnover of the temporary shelters to Marawi evacuees.
Paul Padua repeated what Uson said in her post on December 28.
“According to Asec. Uson, hindi binabalita ng mainstream media ang turnover ng temporary shelters para sa mga na-displace dahil sa marawi siege. Clearly this government official is not only misinformed and out of the loop,” Padua wrote on Facebook.
He also called out Uson for “inciting hate.”
“She is also inciting hate. Gusto niya na lalong magalit ang followers niya sa Media at palabasin na “vias” ang mga journo,” he added.
He also uploaded screenshots of Uson’s post urging her followers to share her coverage of the turnover of the temporary shelters to those affected by the Marawi siege.
In her post on December 29, Uson said, “Share po natin ito dahil hindi poi to ibabalita ng media.” This was her caption as she shared her post on December 28 about the turnover.
He also included the headlines made by News5, ABS-CBN, GMA News, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer about the temporary homes for the Marawi evacuees.
We also found Rappler’s coverage of the news on December 23 and 27.
The government turned more than 500 houses in temporary shelters to displaced Marawi residents on December 27 after they were forced out of their houses throughout the five-month clash between the government forces and Maute terrorists.
President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to lead the turnover at Brgy. Sagonsongan, but he later said during his speech in Tubod, Lanao del Norte that he and his party was not able to land in Marawi due to poor visibility.
Brgy. Sagonsongan already have 551 completed shelters out of 1,170 temporary units. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, in a press briefing on December 27, said that these units already come with water and electricity.
Roque further said that another 300 houses will be turned over in Matungao, Lanao del Norte, a project of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation.
Uson has apologized to some members of the mainstream media in November this year for supposedly causing them hurt throughout their coverage of President Duterte’s campaign in 2016. However, she also attacked the other media outfits for maligning the country’s image abroad.
Uson apologized to GMA 7, CNN Philippines, and News 5. However, she called Rappler, ABS-CBN, and Inquirer as “basura na mainstream media.”
Sources: ( gmanetwork.com )