CONFIRMED: Mocha Uson to run for public office in 2019


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MANILA, Philippines – Former Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson finally put an end to the speculation and confirmed on Monday, October 8 that she will run in the 2019 national elections.

Speaking before a crowd of reports, Uson explained that she is irked by claims that President Rodrigo Duterte fired her from PCOO.

CONFIRMED: Mocha Uson to run for public office in 2019
Mocha Uson has a following of more than 5.7 million supporters on her Facebook page | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Mocha Uson Blog

Uson said, “Paano na lang yung ordinaryong tao na nilalapastangan? Kaya dahil po diyan sa paninirang nangyari sa atin, naniniwala ako na paninira yan sa pulitika eh, dahil akala nila ako ay tatakbo.”

Uson shared that she hopes to become the voice of the ordinary Filipino people. She said, “Kaya siguro challenge na sa akin yan na bibigyan ko ng boses ang ordinaryong Pilipino. Kaya tatakbo na ako, oo tatakbo na ako.”

Asked on what position she will be seeking if Senate or Congress, Uson said she has yet to consult the President. She added, “Hindi ko pa po talaga alam, basta sure na tatakbo po tayo kasi nakakapikon na eh. Kailangan kong ipaglaban ang ordinaryong mga tao.”

A report claimed from an anonymous source said that Uson was sacked by the President for going overboard. The source said, “Sumobra na. Abusado masyado at arogante.”

Despite Uson insisting that she resigned, the source claimed that the President himself asked Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go to call Uson to ask her to step down.

Since the “call” was made, Duterte had not spoken to Uson. The anonymous source said, “Since she was fired last September, di na siya kinausap ni Presidente.”

Uson’s controversial Facebook blog, the Mocha Uson Blog, has more than 5.7 million followers.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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