Netizens on Facebook (FB) and on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) falsely claimed that pro-Duterte vlogger Mocha Uson called Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio bobo (stupid).
The netizens’ posts carried a video of Uson cursing during a March 18, 2017 episode of the now-defunct DZRH radio program Mocha Uson Blog.
The claim is false. Uson’s tirade was actually targeted toward Duterte-Carpio’s predecessor, Leni Robredo.
Uson lambasted Robredo after the latter delivered a video address in an event of the non-government organization DRCNet Foundation. On March 14, 2017, Robredo criticized extrajudicial killings under former president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
“Sa madaling salita, Leni, makinig ka: bobo ka! Isama mo na lahat ng mga staff mo diyan sa Office of the Vice President, p******a kayo, lahat kayo bobo (In other words, Leni [Robredo], listen: you’re stupid! Including all of your staff members at the Office of the Vice President, you’re sons of b****s, you’re all stupid). ”
X user @karatinyoko first posted the erroneous video on Sept. 12. Facebook page Budol Government (created on April 27, 2010), reposted the clip from X a day later.
Another FB netizen uploaded the Uson video claiming she was addressing Duterte-Carpio’s defense of her office’s use of confidential funds. The netizen added a disclaimer, “breaking charot (joke) news,” but some people still thought the claim was true.
The videos appeared a day after Sen. Risa Hontiveros continued to urge Duterte-Carpio to justify her office’s request for and use of confidential funds. It got over 10,504 interactions on X and garnered 331,677 interactions on FB. PressOne previously debunked this claim.