After the UST award brouhaha, Mocha Uson is once again drawing flak on social media after making the “Mayon volcano in Naga” remarks on FB live.
Critics including local celebs joined the bash party making fun at Uson.
Enchong Dee, who hails from Naga, Camarines Sur, did just that on twitter to the amusement of his fans.
Enchong’s tweet gathered more than 8,000 likes, 1,000 retweets and 254 comments.
— Enchong Dee (@enchongdee777) January 24, 2018
Meanwhile, upon realizing her mistake, Mocha Uson quickly issued a public apology for the gaffe.
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While critics has been hard on Mocha Uson, prominent film maker Isah Red appears to be sympathetic to the celebrity turned government official.
On Facebook, Red writes:
I am not surprised Mocha’s sense of geography leaves much to be desired. She is just among millions of Filipinos who are ignorant of where Mayon Volcano is. So, don’t bash her, but the teachers in public and private schools that did not teach students who are now in either private of public offices the geography of the Philippines.
Let us read the comments of netizens who’ve read Red’s Facebook post to see if they share the same sentiment with the popular film maker.
Clarita Carlos writes:
Indeed, Isah V. Red! Geography has been deleted from our curricula in the K-12. In my graduate course on geopolitics, one MA student drew Cambodia on top of Singapore! I agree with you! Let us be more forgiving of people who little know their geography. Thank you!
Adolfo Mortera echoes Carlos’ sentiment:
Good point. not everyone has good sense of geography…kahit nga yung matagal na sa manila nalilimmutan pa ang name ng streets kahit napuntahan na.
However, some netizens disagree with Isah Red, including public school teacher Gladyz Mitra De Villa.
Ako po ay isang guro sa public elementary school at naging guro sa grade 1 sa loob ng 8 taon, sa grade 6 sa loob ng 8 taon din at sa kasalukuyan ay nasa grade 4. Ang bulkang mayon ang kasama sa mga natatanging tanawin ng bansa at maging sa buong mundo ay kilala ito. Ito po ay itinuturo namin mula pa sa grade 1 at nababalik aralan ito palagi hanggang sa grade 6. Maari po kayong magsaliksik o magtanong tungkol sa mga aklat na ibinabahagi sa elementarya na nagmula mismo sa DEPED.