Villarin wants zero budget for PCOO

By: August 06,2018 - 08:44 PM

OPPOSITION lawmaker Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin is pushing for a zero budget allocation for the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) following the controversial “Pepedederalismo” jingle video of Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson with a pro-Duterte blogger.

Villarin said in message to reporters that if “this is where our taxes go, perhaps it’s time to remove its budget and use it for what our people truly need.” He then added the hashtag #ZeroBudgetPCOO.

The opposition lawmaker said a presidential office is “not a comedy bar.”

Uson, he added, should “better remember that she is already a public official who must perform, not lewd acts of comic material, but her duties to the Filipino people with integrity and respect.”

“A defective product cannot be sold by an equally defective seller. She fails not only in making Duterte’s chacha any more palatable for Filipinos, but also in engaging Filipinos into the real issues surrounding Cha-cha (Charter change),” Villarin said as he also noted that this was not the first time the PCOO “has made a fool of itself.”

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