Over the weekend (until now), Regina Belmonte was put on blast by Mocha Uson’s supporters for disapproving of the latter’s own broadsheet column. Regina expressed it via a text to her father Miguel Belmonte, president of the broadsheet where Mocha’s column appears.
Regina followed up saying that she feels disheartened for not being able to change the broadsheet’s decision despite her family’s part-ownership. She also brought up that trolls have started attacking her on social media for her remarks.
She does make a fair point considering that Mocha has a controversial reputation of sharing false information on her blog and Facebook page, as well as calling news reports about President Rodrigo Duterte “biased.” Not to mention that she tends to spark heated arguments with those who disagree with her like the editor-in-chief of TangangLawin.
Meanwhile, Mocha’s first op-ed came out today and it’s greeted with mixed reactions. Yes, it’s a questionable move from the broadsheet. Now that she’s got a bigger platform, every last fact should be checked before getting published because it’s dangerous to put fictitious and damaging info on a national broadsheet.