PCOO officials call Duterte to fire Mocha
Nine officials of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) asks President Rodrigo Duterte
to dismiss Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in the wake of public criticism over a racy video on federalism she had posted on her blog.
The officials made the call in a letter addressed to Duterte, a copy of which was recently forwarded to the
offices of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Special Assistant to President Christopher “Bong” Go.
According to the officials, Uson must be removed from office as she allegedly violated Section 4(b) of the Code
of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act 6713), which enjoins the government
officials and employees to “observe the highest degree of excellence, professionalism, intelligence, and skill” in their work.
Meanwhile, Medialdea, Go, and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar did not react to GMA News Online’s ask for input.
Uson not to apologize
Criticize by a few quarters for profess spreading disinformation on the web, Uson as of late got under
the skin of legislators and common residents because of the video in which blogger Drew Olivar played out
a federalism jingle while motioning to his groin and chest.
Uson declined to apologize for the questionable video and said she just needed to help bring issues to light on federalism.
Furthermore, Duterte appeared “cool” about the video even as Malacañang required a superior and genuine approach
to teach people in general about the proposed move from unitary to elect type of government.
The PCOO, in the interim, reminded its authorities and workers to be aware of what they post via web-base
networking media, considering the organization’s part in making a “positive effect” towards sex issues and depiction of ladies in the media.
Hence, a performer turn blogger, Uson delegate to the PCOO in May a year ago after a concise stretch
as an individual from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.