#FireMocha trends on Twitter after another social media gaffe

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) — Netizens want  Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson sacked for another social media blunder Tuesday evening.

This after Uson's Twitter post calling on opposition senators and Vice President Leni Robredo to visit the wake of a policeman killed during a drug bust.

"Calling Leni, Bam, Trillanes at Hontiveros. Kailan niyo dadalawin ito?" was written on the photo, with the caption "Waiting."

However, the photo that went with the post was a screenshot of an Inquirer article, published a year ago. The officer was killed in August 2016.

Netizens screen-captured Uson's tweet before it was deleted.


The hashtag #FireMocha then trended on Twitter, with netizens calling her out for spreading "fake news."




It was not the first time Uson drew flak for a social media post.

In late May this year, Uson also called for prayers for soldiers fighting in Marawi — but using a photo of Honduras policemen.

The assistant secretary defended herself then by saying the picture was just for symbolism purposes.