Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has gone on an offensive mode to defend herself after posting a photo of a overseas police pressure on her Facebook web page and claiming the boys have been Filipino troopers.
In a Facebook post Monday (May 30), Uson referred to as her use of the photo of policemen from Honduras as “symbolism.”
“I did not say na Philippine Army yan. I did not say that picture was taken from Marawi. It’s a symbol of army praying,” she stated.
“Ba’t ko ipopost na sa Pilipinas yan e may flag nga ng ibang bansa. Common sense na it is a symbolism,” Uson added, referring to the flag embroidered on the policemen’s uniforms.
On May 28, Uson shared a photo from the Cinemotion Digital Film’s Facebook web page of males who have been supposedly Filipino troopers kneeling in prayer.
The photo’s caption learn: “Let’s pray for our army. Panalangin din po natin ang mga apamilyang naiwan at nababahala sa kalagayan ng kanilang asawa at tatay.”
Uson didn’t confirm whether or not the photo was taken within the Philippines even when the Cinemotion stated it was “copypaste from the owner.”
It was the Twitter account @altteamafp that found the photo was taken in Honduras and the boys have been overseas cops.
.@MochaUson Tell your followers AND your self that we’ve got sufficient images of our troopers praying. No want to make use of Honduras police’s. SHAME! pic.twitter.com/b83CJtm7Z8
— ALT Team AFP (@AltTeamAFP) May 29, 2017
In explaining her deceptive post, Uson drew parallelism to posting pictures of heroes.
“Pag nag post ba ako ng picture ni Rizal na sumusulat at sabihin ko na tuloy ang laban para sa kalayaan ibig sabihin si Rizal ang lalaban??? Siyempre hindi dahil patay na si Rizal. Pag nagpost ba ako ng picture ni Bonifacio na may hawak na itak at may caption na tuloy ang rebolusyon ibig bang sabihin ay lalaban tayong naka itak???” she requested.
Last yr, Uson shared a photo of a woman who was supposedly raped and murdered within the Philippines to slam critics of the Duterte administration for his or her silence on crimes.
The photo, nevertheless, was found to have been taken in Brazil.