Mocha Uson mocks Maria Ressa: 'Kaya ka natatawag na bobo eh'

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former PCOO Asec Mocha Uson / composite photo from Google (ctto)

Nominee of Kasosyo party-list group and former Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson strikes back against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa amid the string of cases filed against the latter.

“Kaya ka natatawag na bobo eh @mariaressa,” Uson said in a tweet last April 24, as she shared a meme mocking Ressa.

Uson, made the remarks after Ressa reportedly claimed her only crime was to be a journalist.

In her post, Uson used a meme to list down the cases filed against the Rappler boss, which includes alleged tax evasion, cyber libel and violation of the country’s anti-dummy law.

The meme that Mocha posted in her Twitter account 

The last arrest warrant issued on Ressa was for violating the anti-dummy law as she allegedly raised capital from foreigners for her news website Rappler.

Ressa was arrested as she landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on March 29 and immediately posted bail for her temporary liberty.

“Coming home to confront yet another ridiculous criminal case. I didn’t expect the PH government to make my joke about collecting arrest warrants a reality. This will be my 7th. For being a journalist. All these acts violating the Bill of Rights will be remembered,” Ressa said in tweet before her arrest.   

The Anti-Dummy Law prohibits foreigners from intervening in any “nationalized activity” such as the operation of a media company, which should have 100 percent Filipino control as stated under the 1987 Constitution.

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