Have you heard of the Federalism jingle the ASEC Secretary Mocha Uson has come up with? If not, you could watch it here. However, this video, despite her best efforts, has backlashed, creating a mass dislike from netizens and even senators alike.
Uson uploaded a video blog entry entitled “Good News Game Show with Drew & Mocha” to her Facebook page: Mocha Uson Blog. The video was shot with a pro-Duterte blogger, Drew Olivar. The jingle has one line where they cheered “I-pepe, i-pepe, i-dede, i-dede, i-pepe-pepe-pepederalismo!”. This “Pepedederalismo” jingle was picked up by a parody Facebook page “Malacañang Events and Catering Services”, trimmed to only show the part where Drew Olivar was dancing to the jingle.
Many Netizens was displeased with the jiggle and how the ASEC Secretary failed to grasp the professionalism and importance in discussing it. Some even saying that their tax money has gone to waste.
Senators like Chiz Escudero has branded it as a “desperate attempt” to attract people to supporting federalism. “It is downright vulgar and has no place in the public discourse on such an important issue as their supposed shift to federalism and Charter change,” Escudero added.
Lacson, on the other hand, went to Twitter to voice out his woes. “With Mocha Uson, the ashes should be thrown far, far away from the Philippines’ 7,107 beautiful islands,” he tweeted.
In her defense, ASEC Secretary Mocha Uson pointed out the parody Facebook who edited the video was misleading the people and only focusing on the jingle instead of the whole segment that was all about federalism.
“Gaya ng aming sinabi noong Thursday, ang aming game show patungkol sa Pederalismo ay wala pong kinalaman sa draft ng Con-com. Hindi rin po iyon parte ng information drive na kung saan tayo po ay isa sa mga napili na maging kabahagi,” she argued.
Con-com Spokesperson, Ding Generoso, advised Mocha Uson to give the topic federalism “a rest” and simply lie low for now.