An official of the Presidential Communications Operations Office has admonished all PCOO personnel to “be mindful” of their posts even on their personal social media accounts after a video posted by Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson using female body parts as a mnemonic device to promote federalism drew flak online.
In a memo issued Monday, PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy, chairperson of the agency’s gender and development committee, said all government employees must not be remiss on their duties and responsibilities as public servants.
Badoy underscored the important role of PCOO in mainstreaming gender issues as they “play a crucial role in raising public awareness and shape public opinion.”
“Hence, please be mindful of the content you post or share on your personal social media accounts, as well as other publications and press releases your office may publish,” Badoy said.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque earlier said Uson’s actions should not determine the fate of PCOO’s budget next year as lawmakers questioned the additional funding being sought by the office.
“Mocha Uson is not synonymous with PCOO. She is one of the workers of PCOO. PCOO has many workers who quietly do their jobs,” Roque said, adding that even President Rodrigo Duterte was “not cool” on the video.