|Photo: Mocha Uson|
The "indefinite suspension," which was confirmed by DZRH personnel to Philippine Daily Inquirer on Thursday, stems from Uson's crude and malicious attacks against the country's vice president, Leni Robredo.
During her program's March 19 episode, Uson verbally attacked Robredo, calling her a liar and a purveyor of fake news in relation to her video message delivered to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, in which she criticized the administration's brutal war on drugs.
“Kasi nga sinungaling ka at fake news ka! Huwag mong araw-arawin ang katangahan mo! (Expletive) Bumili ka ng utak! Nakakahawa na 'yang katangahan mo! Sobra lang talagang nakakagalit ang kabobohan ng babae na ito," Uson said on her program.
In that same episode, Uson also repeated her attacks against the local media, which she has been labeling as "presstitutes" and "bayaran' since Duterte took office last year. (Uson was among our media losers for 2016.)
"Ito namang mga lokal na presstitutes natin puro pera ang iniisip kaysa sa kapakanan ng bayan," she said.
In an interview with CNN Philippines Friday, DZRH station manager Atty. Rudolph Jularbal said that Uson must take a broadcaster's accreditation exam administered by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) first in order to continue with her program.
"The way she handled her program did not conform to the company's standards," Jularbal said. "Until we are assured that the program will be conducted properly, we will not air it."
On her Facebook page, Uson acknowledged the network's decision, writing: "Opo totoo ang balita na ako po ay na suspended sa DZRH. Naintindihan ko po ang desisyon ng DZRH News Television dahil meron silang pamantayan na sinusunod bilang isang miyembro ng KBP."
Mocha Uson Blog: Boses Ng Ordinaryong Mamamayang Pilipino made its debut in February as a weekend offering of DZRH News Television. Billed as a "program for ordinary Filipino," it was used as a platform to prop up the Duterte administration and losing vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, Jr. with guests ranging from pro-Duterte bloggers RJ Nieto, Sass Sasot, Maharlika; Napoles lawyer Bruce Rivera; and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
Aside from her television gig, Uson also writes for The Philippine Star and serves as a board member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.