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Netizens call out Jeff Ortega for introducing Bongbong Marcos as Vice President

Some netizens called for the resignation of Jeff Ortega following his controversial remark.

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10/28/2020 08:30 AM
Netizens call out Jeff Ortega for introducing Bongbong Marcos as Vice President
Photo Credit to Jeff Ortega Facebook

Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 1 director Jeff Ortega drew flak after introducing Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos as “former senator and vice president” during a regional event in Ilocos Norte.

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Marcos lost to then-Camarines Norte representative and incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo during the 2016 elections. The former senator filed an electoral protest against the latter, but it is currently pending before the Supreme Court acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.


Jeff uploaded the said video on his Instagram account that has over 134,000 followers. He has since gone private following the backlash. 

 

 

The DOT has since issued a statement on the matter, saying: “The DOT reminds all its officials and employees to perform and discharge their duties with the highest degree of excellence and professionalism.”

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It added: “We remain guided by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) especially in expressing views on current political problems or issues. With this, the DOT remains committed to the development of the tourism industry.” 

Several netizens called out Jeff, describing him as “delusional.” See some of the tweets below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Ortega — who is best known as the boyfriend of actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith prior to his stint in the DOT — is the brother of La Union Governor Pacoy Ortega.

He is also the founder and owner of La Union Surf School (LUSS), the burger joint Mad Monkeys, and the music festival Soul Surf.