Senator Risa Hontiveros scoffed at Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) for trying to “campaign” for the imposition of martial regulation and for the errors in tales and pictures of State-run Philippine News Agency (PNA).
“Dapat nga yung opisina na ‘yan ang mangunguna sa pagpigil ng fake news o so-called alternative facts at hindi taga pamudmud nyan,” she mentioned.
The senator was referring to the use of Vietnamese troopers on patrol by the PNA in one of its information articles and a photograph of Honduras police by PCOO Asec. Mocha Uson calling for prayers for the Philippine Army.
As to the mentioned animated video, Hontiveros mentioned it could possibly solely be however a mirrored image of the actual intentions of President Duterte particularly as he himself mentioned that his implementation of martial regulation won’t be totally different from what was carried out in the course of the Marcos regime.
“Hindi pa nga law of the land ang martial law, tinututulan pa natin yan. Sana na-gets nila ma mali ang mensahe,” the senator mentioned.
Hontiveros additionally mocked the standard of the graphics use in the mentioned video, noticing even the grammatical errors.
“Yung graphics ang pangit at mali-mali yung grammar, pagsasalamain kung gaano namali at pangit din ng batas military sa Mindanao, sa pagwaldas ng tax money at maling paggamit ng pananakiot at repression ng estado. Kaya itong video na ito karapat dapat lang na i-take down na ng kanilang opisina. Certainly the messaging was deliberate,” she mentioned.
“Kung ang isang opisina ay tungkol sa communication, they should get their acts together first. Magkaroon muna ng mabubuting mensahe at para sa akin, ang martial law ay isang masamang mensahe tapos ipahayag ng maayos sa ating mamamayan. Hindi lang magandang grammar, pero makatotohanang komunikasyon sa mamamayan,” Hontiveros mentioned.