HINDI na nakatiis at tinawag na ni Philippine Information Agency (PIA) chief Harold Clavite ang atensyon ni Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson kaugnay ng kontrobersiyal na “Pepedederalismo video” at sinabing dapat ay mag-leave of absence muna ang opisyal.
“I respectfully urge Ms. Mocha Uson to take a leave of absence to think and reconfigure all her strategies putting into consideration the code of conduct and ethical standards that all public officials should adhere to,” sabi ni Clavite sa kanyang post sa Facebook noong Agosto 7.
Idinagdag ni Clavite na dapat ding humingi ng paumanhin si Uson sa kanyang ginawa.
“A public apology from the PCOO official is paramount,” sabi ni Clavite.
“We have been sitting idly by for too long, and it is about time that someone speaks up and hold erring officials accountable for repeatedly tarnishing the reputation of our government,” aniya.
Idinagdag ni Clavite na hindi lahat ng opisyal ng PCOO ay kasundo si Uson, at hindi lahat ay tanggap ang kanyang mga ginagawa.
“As far as I’m concerned, Ms Uson’s actions since her appointment have time and again proven to be in poor taste — a display of an utter lack of judgment and have maligned our profession as government communicators,” aniya.
Sinabi niya rin na siya ay nagpasya na magsalita bilang pagkilala sa “massive-man-hours” ng PIA.
“As a public servant and being part of the PCOO family, I take great offense in Ms Uson’s actions, which continuously damages the rectitude of my communication and public information agenda,” sabi ni Clavite.
“I can no longer let her obscure and vilify my honest work in helping the President, this government, and this country, as well as the efforts that we have painstakingly and patiently put into place under my leadership in PIA for the past two years,” dagdag niya.