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Thinking Pinoy RJ Nieto asks DFA to end his consultancy deal


RJ Nieto, the man behind the social media page Thinking Pinoy, has requested for the termination of his consultancy contract with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

"I have already contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs to request for the termination of my consultancy contract," Nieto wrote on Tuesday.

 


Nieto added that he would donate to charity the P36,000 consultancy fee the DFA-Office of Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) has yet to pay him since July.

"While I have yet to receive any remuneration for the services I have rendered since July 2017, I have decided to donate prospective earnings to a suitable charity organization if and when I get compensated," he said.

Nieto's contract with the DFA is his only link to government as he reportedly denied a consultancy post with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority.

The blogger and Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson were grilled by the the Senate public information committee for allegedly using their respective blogs to spread fake news.

In the hearing, he claimed  former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II hired an influencer to trend the #NasaanAngPangulo topic that attacked former President Benigno Aquino III after the 2015 Mamasapano tragedy.

Roxas and the supposed influencer, publicist Joyce Ramirez, denied the accusations, with the latter saying "Only a fame whore and a social climber would invent such claims."

Nieto had also sought blanket immunity and a closed session from the Senate to name the alleged administrators of the "Silent No More PH" Facebook page.

GMA News Online reached out to Nieto, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Robbie Bolivar, and his direct supervisor in OUMWA, Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola, for their comments but have yet to receive any as of posting time. —NB, GMA News

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