- Mocha Uson received criticisms when she compared the incident of the President kissing a married woman to that of the late former Senator Ninoy Aquino getting kissed in the cheeks by his fans
- President Duterte confirmed that he asked Uson to say sorry to Kris Aquino
- However, the Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary refused his request
President Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed that he asked Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson to apologize to Kris Aquino.
This is after Uson compared the incident of the President kissing a married woman in the lips in South Korea to that of the late former Senator Ninoy Aquino getting kissed in the cheeks by his fans without his permission.
KAMI learned that Uson refused the President’s request.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Duterte explained that Uson invoked her right to freedom of speech when he asked her to say sorry to Kris Aquino, the daughter of the slain senator.
“I asked Mocha to apologize to Kris, but there's a verbal tussle there. She invoked freedom of speech, that's a sacred right.
“As I respect the opposition, I must also respect the people in my camp. She invoked the right to freedom of expression. Once mag-invoke ka ng gano'n, wala akong magawa,” Duterte revealed.
Kris Aquino is the daughter of the late former President Cory Aquino. Her father is the late former Senator Ninoy Aquino.
She is also the sister of former President Noynoy Aquino, who was succeeded by President Rodrigo Duterte.
The “Queen of All Media” has a son with Philip Salvador named Josh and a son with James Yap named Bimby.
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