Friday, January 18

Tag: Mocha Uson

Bittersweet Mocha

Bittersweet Mocha

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IN THIS day and age, everything we say and do is observed, analyzed, and critiqued. When President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Mocha Uson as Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary, all eyes (and ears) were on her. Uson has been very vocal about her support and loyalty toward the Duterte administration. She continues to defy the public through condemning all the anti-Duterte spills and defending and patronizing all the questionable and controversial decisions of the current administration. Her loyalty to Duterte proves to go beyond all the issues that haunt his administration. When Duterte decided to give her a Malacañang post, no one was surprised. Uson continues to influence and drag the people into a spiral of lies and fake news. It is ironic that a Presidential Commun
Uson voluntarily returns gov’t service award

Uson voluntarily returns gov’t service award

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By MARIA EDEN T. DINO PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson returned her Thomasian Alumni in Government Service award on Wednesday despite the refusal of UST Alumni Association Inc. (UST-AAI) to revoke it. Uson’s representative returned the award to UST-AAI Chairman Emeritus Robert Sy and Board Adviser Jack Castañeda. In a statement posted on Facebook, Uson explained her reason for voluntarily giving the award back. “Sa kabila ng desisyon ng UST Alumni Association Inc. na hindi bawiin ang award na iginawad sa akin, nagdesisyon po akong ibalik ang award dahil pilit na nililihis ng ibang tao ang mas mahahalagang usapin tulad ng Dengvaxia at iba pang nangyayari sa bayan.” Uson said she hopes that her decision would stop the public from condemning

ABSC, JRN Society decry Uson’s gov’t service award

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN STUDENT BODIES of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) denounced the Sunday decision of the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, Inc. (UST-AAI) to honor Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson with a government service award. In a statement, the AB Student Council "strongly urged" the UST-AAI to revoke Uson's award despite the alumni association's insistence that the honor inspires recipients to live the Thomasian core values. “The ABSC still highly believes that she does not deserve to receive any form of award, which entails a reward for her merits; let alone be recognized by the University as a notable alumn[a],” the statement read. The UST Journalism Society branded the award as “a serious insult” to other Thom