Presidential Communications Operations Office Asec. Mocha Uson has decided to return the award given to her by the University of Sto. Tomas Alumni Association Inc.
Uson made the confirmation during a meeting with some press at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. According to Uson, she already returned “Gawad Thomasian Alumni in Gov’t Service” award.
The PCOO official said that the USTAAI accepted the award and insisted that she never bragged about being “deserving” of the said award.
Uson clarified that she never asked for it also.
The said award created an uproar to the Thomasian community as they demanded for the resignation of the USTAAI officials and rescinding of the award.
USTAAI president Henry Tenedero resigned from his post on Tuesday but refused to rescind the award.
Meanwhile, uson took a swipe at fellow UST awardee, Sen. Joel Villanueva. Uson said that she used to admire the senator and respects his father, Pastor Eddie Villanueva. “Nakalimutan moa ta na ang panginoong Hesus mismo ang kasama niya ay ang mga nagkamali sa lipunan o mga makasalanan. Pero kayo kulang na lang sabihin niya na nandidiri kayo sa akin.”