Despite the online feud between Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and the ‘Queen of all Media’ Kris Aquino, the Palace on Thursday, June 7 says Uson is not fired.
During the Malacañang press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque addressed that Uson is not fired and is still enjoying the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“She has not been fired. For as long as she has not been fired, she enjoys the trust and confidence [of the President] because all presidential appointees serve at the pleasure of the president,” Roque said., when asked on the President’s stand on Uson’s recent action.
Uson drew flak after posting on her Facebook page a video comparing the controversy involving President Rodrigo Duterte’s kiss to a married Filipino woman and an old footage of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino being kissed by two women moments before he was assassinated at the tarmac of the Manila International Airport on August 21, 1983.
Duterte already apologized to Aquino through Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go, but Uson has refused to say sorry to the actress. This is despite Go’s earlier promise that the former sexy dancer would issue an apology.
Aquino lashed back at Uson and challenged her to a one-on-one. Aquino even added that Uson can bring all her followers and she can stand alone. But, the next day, Uson’s reply, justifying her post, “it was not about Kris Aquino.”
However, the Queen of all Media responded through a live video in her social media account putting an end into their online feud.
“Alam mo ‘yung feeling na ikaw na ang binato pero ikaw pa ang nag-aabot ng kamay para maayos ito?” she said. Aquino also noted Uson’s statement that the video only intended to showcase a comparison of how well-loved the two leaders are and justifying that the post was not about her.
“I’m sorry when it is about my mother and when it is about my father, it will always be about me,” Aquino said. She ended her video by extending her gratitude to the people who still pay their love and respect to her late parents, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and former President Corazon Aquino.
“Mocha, you win. You win because you hurt me and I think that’s what you wanted to do,” she said.