Inalmahan ni Mocha Uson ang tila disgusto sa kanya ng ilang reporters at entertainment press na kailan lang ay tinawag nitong ‘presstitutes.’
Sa presscon ni Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, nakuyog ang kalihim ng mga tanong tungkol kay Mocha, na aminado namang Duterte die-hard supporter (DDS).
Hindi ito nagustuhan ng singer.
Sa kanyang Facebook account kahapon, October 6, nag-upload si Mocha ng kanyang video bilang pagtatanggol sa sarili.
Dito ay muli niyang pinanindigang hindi siya kabahagi ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at isa siyang private citizen na malayang magpahayag ng kanyang pananaw.
Narito ang buong pahayag ni Mocha:
“In the video, it is clear that you want me to shut up kasi nakakasira ako. Pero nakakasira nga ba ako or nagagalit kayo kasi tinatawag ko kayong biased at nakakasira sa tunay na pagbabago?
“I want to clarify that never did I claim that I am representing the office of the president or did I in any way stated that my posts here in my blog are official. BUT the question is, does it have to be official for it to be true?
“What is the job of a reporter? Here’s a full definition from Merriam-Webster dictionary:
a person employed by a newspaper, magazine, or television company to gather and report news (2) : a person who broadcasts news
“Now, based on my understanding as well, it’s your job to report to the public everything you see that the public should know. You want me to stop because I am doing the exact same thing you’re doing? The difference is that I don’t get paid in doing mine, ako pa nga ang naglalabas ng pera eh.
“If you were hurt with my comments that the mainstream media here in the Philippines is biased, then why don’t you try doing something about it?
“Yes, I may be biased toward the current administration but I’m a private citizen, and you reporters have RESPONSIBILITY to the people to report unbiased news, your responsibility to them is the truth.
“Kung biased lang din ang pakikinggan ng tao, eh di it will be much better if they just listen to me, puro positive pa. Before you judge me, be sure that you are in the position of doing so and not one of those biased reporters.
“To end this, I am not saying that you report just the positive about this administration because that would be biased as well. I am just asking you to report fair, not all news should go to EJK, the president’s bad mouth, and all this negative news.
“Masyado nang na-overwhelm ng negative news ang balita ngayon na parang wala nang nagawang mabuti ang Duterte administration.
“You want me to stop? You want me to shut up? I will, by the time you start being fair and do your job properly. May pinag-aralan kayo, use it!”