In their report, Rappler quoted US Ambassador Philip Goldberg as saying that Tugade went with Senator Alan Peter Cayetano in an unpublicized trip to China in June.
Cayetano admitted doing so, but Tugade vehemently denied Goldberg's revelation and even challenged the public to check his passport.
Rappler, for its part, properly integrated both Goldberg's statement and Tugade's denial based on basic journalism standards.
Still, this did not pass the standards of sexy dancer-turned-pseudo reporter Uson, who aptly describes herself as "not a journalist."
Earlier, an online petition was launched by Paul Quilét aiming to suspend Uson's page.
However, it was Quilét's Facebook account that was suspended after Uson's fans started inappropriately reporting him for supposedly posting sexually explicit content.