NBI summons Mocha Uson over fake news

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    The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) summons Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Director and former sexy dancer Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson over her alleged involvement on posting and promoting of fake news.

    According to the issued subpoena, Uson is asked to go to the NBI Cybercrime Division Office on Monday.

    She is being investigated for fake news,” confirmed NBI Deputy Director and spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin on Wednesday (May 13). “She is required to appear on May 18.”

    Lavin said the investigation is based on a complaint filed against Uson and is being conducted by the NBI’s Cyber Crime Division (NBI-CCD) under its chief Victor Lorenzo.

    Lavin also said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has a directive to the NBI to investigate fake news.

    “There was an order of SOJ (Secretary of Justice Guevarra) before for the NBI to investigate fake news,” he said. “We included her in the investigation re-posting of PPEs.”

    The NBI was referring to her April social media photos of personal protective equipment (PPE) which she claimed were bought by the Department of Health (DOH) when these, in fact, were bought by the SM Foundation.

    In the subpoena dated April 29 that was sent to Uson, the OWWA official was directed to appear before the NBI-CCD at 10 a.m. on May 18 “to give evidence in a certain investigation” and warned that her failure to do so will be “under penalty of law.”

    Uson apologized last April over the issue but the NBI still want to investigate.

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