GMA News reporter Joseph Morong has been the butt of jokes lately on social media, after getting schooled by a Zambales fisherman about “diplomacy” during the press conference of the Zambales fishermen.
Morong asked a hypothetical question to the Spox Roque that goes something like this, Joseph Morong: “Sir, if I get your watch right now, against your will, is that not harassment?”
Roque replied “no.”
Roque went on to explain the definition of harassment to Morong by citing an example that during the Aquino administration, Filipino fishermen were not allowed to fish. But now, Filipino fishermen can freely fish in Scarborough Shoal.
In response to Joseph Morong’s question to Roque, lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles called it robbery not harassment.
Angeles noted that based on the fisherman’s description of the incident, she concluded it was not harassment, but merely practicing “diplomacy” or “nakikisama” with the Chinese Coast Guards.
Note: Sabi ni Kuya Rommel, wala namang harassment. Aakyat sila (yung mga Chinese Coast Guard) sa boat, magtatanong sila. “Nakikisama kasi kami.” Malaki mawawala sa amin [kung hindi].
To which Delma Benaldo agreed: “Ang operative word ay “nakikisama”. Mas alam pa ng mangingisda ang importansya ng diplomasiya kaysa kay J. Moron at Alejano…isama na ang buong LP, pati si Kris Aquino na gustong makipagsabunutan kay Mocha.
“Nakikisama” sila kasi pag pumalag sila, sila din ang talo. Mautak ang mangingisda. Alam nila na hindi nila kailangan maging arogante at mang away para magkaroon ng matiwasay na pamumuhay.”
Some netizens couldn’t help but poke fun at Joseph Morong, to the amusement of social media peeps.
Bengie Nagrampa: “Ninakaw ang G ni Joseph Morong.. kaya MORON na sya. MORON = sira ulo !”
Anak Ni Igui: “Tama lang apelyedo ni Joseph sa kanya. MORE WRONG!”
Marzo Catherine joked that Joseph Morong should drop the in his surname. “Joseph Morong should drop the G in his surname.”
Jieraldt F Aziz: “Same school ba pinanggalingan si Joseph Moron at Pia Robles(na mukhang intsik pero may sinophobia)???”
Pia Orena: “Pasensiya na kayo kay Joseph Morong. Isa yan sa mga pinaka-tangang reporter sa industriya. Ewan ko ba kung sino ang hatak niyan sa top mgt. ng GMA7 at bakit hindi pa nafa-fire out yan for incompetence? Pansinin niyo ang body of work niyan. Katawa-tawa. Below satisfactory.”
Veronica Suarez Patingo: “kaya nga marami na siyang palayaw ngayon, Joseph Moron, Joseph MoreWrong, Hosep Umuurong ….”
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Source: Trixie Cruz-Angeles