“Sa mga kumekwestyon sa EPALITIKO at DUTERTE’s KITCHEN kung gusto niyo magtayo din kayo ng LENI’s LUGAW mag volunteer din kayo. Gamitin niyo pera niyo at walang problema yun. Pero kung OVP na ang mag popondo malaking problema yun kasi tax ng mga Pilipino yun. KUHA NIYO NA?” — Mocha
Controversial blogger and MTRCB board member Margaux Justiniano Uson (Mocha Uson) made a post on Facebook on Sunday answering the question as to why the president’s surname is attached to the Duterte’s Kitchen.
“Sa mga nagtatanong regarding sa Duterte’s Kitchen at bakit may word na Duterte bakit daw hindi ko yun sitahin at bakit din daw ang sinisita ko lang ay yung mga LGU eto po ang sagot dyan,” she started.
[Asking why the word ‘Duterte’ is present in Duterte’s Kitchen and why I’m not accosting LGUs, here’s the answer.]
The blogger clarified that she’s not accosting the Local Government Units (LGU) as the previous posts were sent only by their constituents who felt tired of their leaders and she’s giving them space on her blog as it’s the people’s voice.
She further explained that Duterte’s Kitchen is an NGO [non-government organization] and the funds and foods are coming from voluntary donations from President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters and not from the people’s tax; also clarified that it is not even Duterte’s project.
“Sa madaling salita hindi pera ng taong bayan ang gamit diyan di tulad ng tulong na binibigay ng mga Mayor at Congressman sa lugar niyo. PERA NIYO YAN KAYA WALA SILANG KARAPATAN KUNIN ANG CREDIT.”
[In other words, it’s not the people’s money that’s being used there unlike with the assistance provided by the Mayors and Congressmen in your area. IT’S YOUR MONEY SO THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAKE THE CREDIT.]
She ends her post with emphasis; saying to critics that “now you know the difference between EPALITIKO and DUTERTE’s KITCHEN.”
Here’s her complete post on Facebook: