Militant group wants P-Noy’s speechwriter fired for "arrogant and insensitive" Tweets
Malacañang speechwriter Carmen "Mai" Mislang is being criticized by a leftist group for her Twitter updates about Vietnam while in the Asian country as part of President Aquino's presidential delegation to the Asean Summit, reports GMAnews.TV.
According to GMAnews.TV, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) says Mislang’s statements were "arrogant, insensitive and disrespectful of other people." Pamalalaya wants Mislang fired for her conduct.
Mislang, who is part of the Presidential delegation to Vietnam reportedly Tweeted that the wine served at a state banquet "sucked," that thre were "no handsome men" in Vietnam, and that it would be easy to die in the "motorcycle laden streets of Hanoi." The Twitter account of Mislang has been taken down.
Mislang has apologized for her comments via her Facebook page, according to GMAnews.TV’s report: "I apologize for my comments. If I offended anybody, please know that was never the intention. I feel extremely blessed to be in a beautiful country blessed with warm hospitable people."
According to Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte in an interview on dzRB and reported by ABS-CBNews.com, Mislang has already been advised by Communications Secretary Ramon Carandang to be "more circumspect" in the future.
"The President has not issued any directive that we should stop using Twitter or Facebook. We have been using these social networking sites for feedback mechanism. It allows people to give us their views on certain matters," Valte said.