Pro-Duterte blogger Sass Rogando Sasot confronts BBC journalist for ‘not covering her’
Mocha uson explains her silence during the confrontation between the blogger and the international journalist
Video of emotional DDS blogger Sass Rogando Sasot confronting a British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) South East Asis Correspondent Jonathan Head viral on Monday (November 13). The incident happened at the Asean Summit Media Center in Pasay City.
Sasot lamented that the BBC had insulted not just her but the millions of followers of supporters when the BBC interviewed Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio. Sasot claimed that Laurio is a “very minor” blogger in the Philippines.
“Can you tell me how is it possible that Jover Laurio, a very minor blogger in the Philippines was featured by the BBC in order to defend herself…but not someone like me whose social media following is way way higher than her, whose Facebook engagement is way way higher than her and who you had even interacted on Facebook?” Sasot asked.
Laurio, the blogger behind the Pinoy Ako Blog, was interviewed by the BBC last month after she admitted being behind her blog as some pro-Duterte bloggers were threatening to expose her true identity.
Silent Mocha Uson
While Sasot is confronting Head, Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of the Presidential Communications Operations Office is seen standing and just watching the confrontation. Uson’s silence puzzled some netizens and even the mainstream media.
On Twitter, Uson explained, “Pasensya na po @News5AKSYON tinuruan po kasi ako ng magulang ko na kapag hindi ka kasali sa usapan wag kang sumabat. Salamat po.”
“Di mo kayang makisabay ng English pa lusot la pa 😇😇”
“Hahaha ate girl eh bkt nung kinakausap ka sa Senado puro ka right to self incrimination. Kinakausap ka nga dun dba. Hahaha”
“Just like patience, SILENCE is a virtue. Knowing when getting involved can’t work, SILENCE is the very best option…”
“U have great manner mocha . I love it 😍, kung wala kang alam sa pinag uusapan matutong tumahimik and you did that Mocha Kaya nga love Kita Hindi Ka hipocrito dahil nagkalat ang taong kung makapag husga parang kilala ang Buong pagkatao ng isang tao”
“Sana man lng inawat mo mocha, kasi ang balita ikaw yung tlgng pinuntahan ni Mr. Jonathan since ikaw yung asec ng PCOO. Bisita pa rin natin sila dito sa bansa.”
“Trabaho mo kaya as asec of PCOO to manage media and do damage control? Ay! Di mo pala alam. Unqualified ka kasi sa position mo. Gaga girl! 🙄”
“Weh? Tinuruan ka din nya mag mura sa tv at manira ng VP? Tinuruan ka din mag lecture ng kahalayan? 😳”
“Really? Eh ipinagsisiksikan mo nga sarili mo sa ibang issue kahit na di ka naman dapat andoon tapos dito tameme ka? Just admit it, you can’t keep up with the conversation 😂”
“Tinuruan ka rin ba ng magulang mo mag sinungaling at mag kalat ng kasinungalingan?”