- Senator Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III, commonly known as ‘Koko Pimentel’ released a statement regarding his disappointment toward Asec. Mocha Uson.
- Mocha Uson caused public outrage after her co-host Andrew Olivar did a “vulgar” dance to promote Federalism.
Sen. Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III expressed his disappointment in PCOO Mocha Uson and her co-host Andrew Olivar‘s video about Federalism.
Uson faced backlash after her co-host performed a said “vulgar” dance in a video to promote Federalism. The video that is posted on her Facebook account showed Olivar chanting “i-pepe” and “i-dede” while gesturing to his crotch and chest.
The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) president admitted in a statement that he was wrong to think that Uson could help regarding the information drive for Federalism. He further suggested that the Asec should take a break and study the political system.
“Kasi naman ang pagka intindi ko ay hindi naman siya ang in-charge kundi isang tao na mas meron otoridad at kaalaman sa Pederalismo tulad ng mga miembro ng consultative comm
“Di ko lubos akalain na bababuyin pala nila ang kawa ng Pederalismo. Ilayo na si Mocha sa Pederalismo. Mag-aral muna siya ng mabuti. Mag-leave muna siya”
Pimintel further clarified that he’s not angry with the controversial video, but he was “disappointed”.
“Even without the dance and the song, listen to the statement they read. Mali mali pa ang substance! “ Pimentel said.
“Hindi galit but ‘disappointed’ that the best and the brightest appointed to this govt can come up with only that kind of bullshit. Even without the dance and the song, listen to the statement they read. Mali mali pa ang substance!”
Uson later uploaded a video on her page explaining that Concom and the government had nothing to do with the dance and it was just for the public to be informed about the government shift. She also stated that she is not the “Ambassadress of Federalism”.
“I am not the ambassadress of Federalism. I am only one of those who are helping on the campaign to promote federalism on social media,
“Pangalawa, hindi ako ang sumayaw diyan. It was Andrew Olivar.”