Inday Sara: No need for Mocha Uson to apologize, take leave of absence
By Nestor Corrales
INQUIRER.net
2018-08-10 13:37:00

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. INQUIRER / Arjoy Ceniza

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio believes there is no need for Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson to apologize over the controversial “Pepedederalismo” jingle-video.

The Presidential daughter also said Uson should not take a leave of absence.

“No need to apologize or take a leave of absence, but must improve on the messaging of her task to present federalism to the people,” Duterte-Carpio told INQUIRER.net in a text message on Friday.

Uson and pro-Duterte blogger Drew Olivar became controversial because of their “Pepedederalismo” jingle-video, which sparked outrage from lawmakers and the public.

Former Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has said Uson should stay away from the federalism campaign and take a leave of absence to “study first.”

Harold Clavite, director general of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), also called on Uson to publicly apologize and take a leave of absence for the vulgar jingle and video.

READ: ‘I-pepe-dede-ralismo’ video sparks outrage

Malacañang had earlier said President Rodrigo Duterte, after watching the video, was “cool” about it.

READ:  Duterte cool about ‘Pepedederalismo’ video

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