Host-comedian Ogie Diaz has called out Mocha Uson again, this time about the distressed OFWs at the quarantine facilities.
In a tweet, Diaz said those OFWs who are stuck in the quarantine centers for weeks should be Mocha’s focus and priority instead of other things not related to her position as OWWA official.
“Dapat, eto yung mga tinutulungan ni Mocha. Owwa deputy director siya, di ba?”
Dapat, eto yung mga tinutulungan ni Mocha. Owwa deputy director siya, di ba? https://t.co/BAYu9TZ7MU
— ogie diaz (@ogiediaz) May 26, 2020
Ogie’s tweet was in reaction to Raffy Tima’s report about pregnant OFWs who are staying at the Bago Bantay quarantine facility for three weeks now while waiting for their COVID-19 test results.
“These OFWs, all pregnant and staying at a quarantine facility in Bago Bantay Quezon City have yet to receive their covid test results, save for two, almost three weeks after they were swabbed. The two who got their e-certs were allowed to leave, the others still waiting,” tweeted Tima.
Meanwhile, several netizens have shared Ogie’s sentiments about the issue.
One netizen even revealed how Mocha seemingly ignored them until Duterte issued a directive to OWWA to do everything they can to address the OFWs concerns.
Kasama ko pos sila sa motel pero ibang floor. Sir ogie nakapunta na yan samin si mocha. Walang nangyari. Nung may ultimatum na lang mula kay Duterte saka na kumilos.
— suzie® (@lilchuzi) May 26, 2020
Stressful masyado ang kalagayan nila dapat sa mga buntis bingyan nila ng priority kc 2 sila ang nakasalalay…from my experience nanganak ako 1 week before the scheduled date kc nastress ako
— jovs esmilla (@jovs_esmilla) May 26, 2020
Aside from the Bago Bantay facility, OFWs in other quarantine centers have also experienced similar problems. An OFW from Kuwait was reported to have committed suicide at one of OWWA’s quarantine facilities.
Some of the thousands of OFW’s still on quarantine after almost 2 months. Almost two weeks after finding it out they are negative, they still can’t go home because their certificates have not been printed yet.
An OFW in this facilty has already committed suicide. pic.twitter.com/wclA7vUhT3
— Raffy Tima (@raffytima) May 22, 2020
I am an OFW and I feel for my brothers and sisters in extended quarantine over a delayed piece of paper.
— friedsoup (@friedsoup) May 23, 2020
OFW Justeen says he is still stuck in the quarantine facility since arriving in the country in April: 27 days na po ako nandito. Nag-conduct na ng two swab tests. Hanggang ngayon wala pa akong natatanggap na certificate
— Kim M. Badbadon (@kim_badbadon) May 23, 2020
The plight of the repatriated OFWs in one govt facility. Arrived April 4, tested May 7, still awaiting certificates to leave. To think 40,000+ OFWs are expected to arrive starting this week. OWWA officials especially Deputa Administrator Mocha Uson have to be fired! pic.twitter.com/bnNPukwtiS
— TheEmperor (@Eric_Cabahug) May 25, 2020
What is that lady Mocha Uson doing again? She's from OWWA right? https://t.co/IlIbbv7XCg
— Carlo (@carlo_gar) May 25, 2020
— Mae Ayuda Quarantina (@Tacing2401) May 27, 2020
This is not the first time that Ogie Diaz has called the attention of Mocha on social media.
In February 2020, Ogie slammed Mocha for accusing ABS-CBN of releasing propaganda to gain sympathy from people with regards to its franchise renewal.
In reply, Ogie asked Mocha to show the list of her accomplishments in OWWA instead of focusing on ABS-CBN which is not related to her work.
Ateng, mas bongga ka kung ire-release mo yung bilang at kung ano ang naitulong mo sa mga ofw since owwa admin ka. https://t.co/mojrvE7pEm
— ogie diaz (@ogiediaz) February 18, 2020
Mocha then taunted Ogie with her reply saying she understands that it’s part of the comedian’s job to create gossip and intrigues.
Marami po ang nag memessage sa akin patungkol sa banat ni OGIE DIAZ sa akin.Hayaan niyo na po siya. Part ng trabaho niya ang gumawa ng tsismis,yan ang kinabubuhay niya,kaya naiintindihan ko po siya.Kung gusto niya malaman ginagawa natin sa OWWA pwede po siya magpunta sa office.
— Mocha Uson Blog (@MochaUson) March 9, 2020
To which Ogie retorted by saying Mocha thrives in spreading fake news.