Palace hands off on Mocha Uson's mass gathering attendance amid COVID-19 crisis

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) — Malacañang will not decide on the fate of government official Mocha Uson, who violated quarantine rules against attending mass gatherings.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said the concern will be forwarded to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, where Uson serves as a deputy administrator.

"Ifo-forward ang impormasyon na ito sa OWWA Administrator, siya ang magdedesisyon," he said in a media briefing.

Uson on Sunday shared on her social media pages that she attended a gathering of 322 overseas Filipino workers quarantined in Lian, Batangas, saying she went there to ask how they were doing. In the photos she shared, they were standing up and wearing face masks in a covered tent.

The assembly happened during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, which strictly prohibits mass gathering to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.