Another gov’t official asks Asec Mocha Uson to resign from post

Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson (Photo courtesy: PCOO)

Presidential Communications Assitant Secretary Mocha Uson on Friday, once again, earned the ire of her fellow government officials following her absence during the plenary budget deliberations of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).

In a TV interview, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) director General Harold Clavite publicly asked Uson to step down from her post. He pointed out how the public has now seen Uson as someone who continuously tarnishes the ‘brand and image of the President and his government.’

PIA serves as the country’s main development communications arm, is an attached unit of the PCOO.

Clavite is not the first government official that urge Uson to step down from the position following her consistent ‘blunder’ that highly affects the image of the government to the people. The likes of Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers urged Uson to resign from her Palace post “for violating the law.”

Meanwhile, Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. advised Uson to go back to showbiz and not meddle in the government’s federalism campaign.

“Doon na lang siya sa sayaw-sayaw, OK lang,” Pimentel said.

Aside from her ‘fake news’ stint earlier this year, Uson was also involved in the lewd viral video with pro-Duterte blogger Andrew “Drew” Olivar, who was dancing  an inappropriate dance while chanting, “I-pepe, i-pepe, i-dede, i-dede… ipederalismo!”

READ: WATCH | Asec Mocha’s “Ipepedederalismo” draws flak, ire from netizens

As if not learning from the previous mistakes, Uson together with Olivar had another round of video that allegedly ‘insulted’ the deaf community in the country after Olivar pretended to be a hearing-speech impaired person using sign language.

READ: Mocha Uson, Drew Olivar under fire anew for allegedly making fun of sign language

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