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Ogie Diaz hits back at Mocha Uson for criticizing ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN News mistakenly preempted a Metro Manila ‘coronavirus lockdown’ advisory prior to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement

  • Ogie Diaz hit back at Mocha Uson for criticizing ABS-CBN
  • Diaz and Uson had been exchanging tirades recently

Comedian and actor Ogie Diaz hit back at Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson after the latter criticized ABS-CBN for accidentally preempting a Metro Manila ‘coronavirus lockdown’ advisory.

In a statement, the news bureau of the Kapamilya network admitted mistakenly posting a “draft art card” on its social media account, stating that Metro Manila is under lockdown due to the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

Many netizens were alarmed by this news and Uson took to Twitter to expressed her dismay over the broadcasting network.

“You trolls were so happy when I erroneously mentioned La Trinidad Baguio, but this grave mistake done by ABSCBN that may cause mass panic you are so quiet. #HYPOCRITES #nganga,” Uson wrote on Twitter.

Although a few hours after ABS-CBN’s premature announcement of the lockdown, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the imposition of a “community quarantine” in Metro Manila for at least 30 days to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Diaz then dug up Uson’s past mistakes in her social media posts which immediately became memes online.

“Hindi sila troll. Ikaw din naman ang dahilan kumbakit natawa ang karamihan dahil twice mo nang nagawa. Una, yung Mayon Volcano, dinala mo sa Naga. Tapos, itong latest mo: yung La Trinidad, tinanggal mo sa Benguet.”

He explained that the ABS-CBN News posted the same advisory of the president though unexact and a bit earlier.

“Actually, itong mistake ng ABS-CBN, kung mapapansin mo, yun din naman ang sinabi at narinig sa Pangulo. Sakto lang naman. Pinalitan lang ng “community quarantine” yung “lockdown” para hindi masyadong mabigat pakinggan.

“Um-advance lang yung isang tauhan ng ABS-CBN sa pagbabalita, dahil kumalat na din naman ang laman ng magiging pahayag ng Pangulo sa mga messenger. Na inihingi naman ng paumanhin ng mismong istasyon at haharapin ng tauhang ito ang isang karampatang parusa. At least, hindi fake news, di ba?

“Ikaw, andami mo nang mali. Andami mo nang fake news, pero pinarusahan ka ba ng gobyerno? Natanggal ka ba sa posisyon? Di ba, hindi naman? Inililipat ka lang sa ibang posisyon pero ganumpaman, ganun pa din naman ang ginagawa mo. Ilambeses ka ding nagkalat ng fake news. Pero tinanggal ka ba? Andiyan ka pa din, di ba? Kaya wag kang mag-alala, yung nag-break ng news na yon ay aaksyunan ng ABS.

“Anyway, so nag-create ba kamo ng mass panic? So sure ka na ba na wala nang mass panic after magsalita ng Pangulo?

“Ako at yung iba mong kababayan, pwedeng tinanggap na lang ang sitwasyon na yan, pero hindi mo pa din maiaalis sa iba o sa amin na mag-panic pa din. Although maganda naman ang mga payo ng Pangulo kahit medyo di maintindihan yung iba. Na-appreciate ko yon.

Diaz added that Uson should have encouraged the public and thanked the frontliners in this time of the crisis.

“Pero sana ‘words of encouragement’ ang gusto naming marinig mula sa iyo since gov’t official ka. Like pakalmahin ang mga tao. Kahit man lang marinig mula sa yo bilang ikaw ay binabayaran ng buwis ng taumbayan ng, ‘Dasal lang po tayo, mga kababayan, at malalampasan din nating lahat ito. May awa ang Diyos.’

“Pasalamatan mo man lang yung mga frontliners, mga doctors, nurses, mga health care personnels na nakalimutang pasalamatan ni Pangulo.

“O kahit awatin mo na lang yung iba mong kababayan sa pagho-hoard ng alcohol. Kamo tirhan naman ang ibang gusto ring proteksiyunan ang sarili.

“Sa pagkakataong ito kamo, ‘walang DDS, walang Dilawan. Lahat tayo, apektado. At kailangang magkaisa.’

“Sa tingin mo ba, may point pwede yung suggestion ko?” Diaz ended.

Uson has been going all out on social media downplaying ABS-CBN and its supporters. She also accused the senate of being a PR machine of ABS-CBN after they conducted the hearing on ABS-CBN franchise violations.

Last February 19, Diaz slammed Uson for attacking critics of the government online and asked for a list of her accomplishments in OWWA.

On Monday, March 9, Uson dismissed Diaz’s challenge for her to release the list of her accomplishments in OWWA.

According to her, the actor’s statements are mere “tsismis” because it’s his job as a showbiz reporter.



Diaz is a vocal critic of Uson and the government’s incompetence while the female public official has been criticized many times for proliferating fake news on social media.

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