Mocha Uson Slams Ateneo Student Publication

A satirical issues such as this one means it's a "just for fun" issue. Satire demands a different reading from regular news.

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Facebook user Gabriela Pangilinan Gonzales shared CNN Philippines’ post with the caption:

Dear Ateneo,

If you don’t intend to “hurt” someone with your “satire” magazine, then I challenge you to feature in your next issue Sen. Leila de Lima, include the CHR chair, Sen. Trillanes, Matobato, FVR, and ex-president PNoy. Make the issue as offensive as it is like the Mocha tanga issue. Place saba saging on it. I’m sure they won’t be offended coz after all it’s satire, right?

Sincerely yours,
A concerned citizen

This was after Mocha Uson found out that an imitation of her Facebook profile and a collage of President Rodrigo Duterte has been used as cover of a publication passed around the university.

Mocha Uson took the social media in storm when she followed up the issue with a comment saying:

Sa totoo lang mga kaDDS hindi ako nasasaktan sa pang babash ng mga tao. Hindi po ako nagagalit pag sinasabihan ako ng TANGA o BOBO. Tuloy lang nila yun. Ito lang akin- AANHIN MO ANG TALINO MO KUNG HINDI KA NAMAN NAKAKATULONG SA BAYAN MO NGUNIT IKAW PA AY NAGIGING DAHILAN NG PAGBAGAL NG ASENSO NITO.

Facebook user Sabby Dee Limcangco also commented in the thread defending Duterte.

Don’t be blinded by your intellectual theories and ideals. And you making a satire against the Duterte admin is actually ruffling a lot of feathers because a majority of the people happen to appreciate the efforts of this government as oppose to the previous admin.

Matanglawin Ateneo explained their take on this issue through this post.

“…Una sa lahat, binibigyang-linaw ng Matanglawin na ang pamagat ng nailimbag na lampoon issue ay isang pag-uugnay ng pangalan ng blog at ng Tanganglawin (MOCHA USON BLOG +Tanganglawin = MOCHANG TANGA BLOG).

Isa pang halimbawa ng ganitong paraan ng pag-ugnay ang ginawa noon sa lampoon na isyu ng The Guidon, ang opisyal na pahayagang pangmag-aaral ng Pamantasan ng Ateneo de Manila na gumagamit ng wikang Ingles. Ginamit ang pangalan na “The Tanga” para sa lampoon isyu na ito.”

Their publication has previously released a satirical issue about the Aquino administration entitled “Bias ang Arteneo sa mga Akinoknow” (Bias Ang Ateneo sa mga Aquino.)

Rambo Talabong, Matanglawin Editor-in-Chief told CNN Philippines that they did not expect the annual publication to go viral. “Based on the reactions, we feel like the lampoon is a success. Mocha Uson and many of her followers read it at face value… and misread it as a real ‘pamphlet. With our explanation of it as a lampoon, we hope to have sparked a discussion on smarter practices in reading, both in social media and in print,” he said.

A satirical issues such as this one means it’s a “just for fun” issue. Satire demands a different reading from regular news.

UPDATE

Just when Mocha Uson has seemed to have cooled down already on the issue, she has posted 2 public status updates 2 hours as of posting.

…Marahil ay alam niyo rin kung ano ang posibleng mangyari o reaksyon ng inyong mga tagasubaybay kapag nakita ang pamphlet na ipinamimigay; maaaring husgahan na nila kaagad ang aking pagkatao kahit hindi naman nila ako kilala ng personal, bagay na ayaw niyo na gawin sa inyo (ang husgahan “base lamang sa pamagat o pabalat.”) Ngayon ay mayroon nang “mochang tanga blog” page, ito ay bunga ng inyong lampoon issue.

Para lang po sa kalinawan ng lahat hindi po lahat ng mga taga Ateneo ay matapobre. Marami po sa mga Atenista ay DDS or Duterte Supporters. Lalo na po mga taga Visayas at Mindanao. Meron lang talagang iilan ang mataas ang tingin sa sarili. #BoycottMATAPOBRE

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