Mocha Uson resigns, says “not yet the end but the beginning”


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MANILA, Philippines – Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson gave in to calls for her resignation, as she stepped down from her post, Wednesday, October 3.
Mocha Uson resigns, says “not yet the end but the beginning”

Mocha Uson resigns, says “not yet the end but the beginning”
Mocha Uson: “Hindi ito katapusan ng laban. Umpisa pa lamang po ito.”

Speaking before the Senate committee for the hearing of the Presidential Communications Operations (PCOO) 2019 budget, Uson announced the unprecedented move. She claimed that there were some lawmakers who used her name as an excuse to delay the deliberations on the PCOO budget.

Uson said that she's stepping down to allow things to finally move forward. She said, “Taon-taon ay sinasabihan ako na huwag punahin ang ilang mga mababatas para hindi ipitin ang budget ng PCOO. Nakakagalit man ngunit ganyan ang systema natin sa kasalukuyan. Bulok man ngunit ito kelangang sundin.”

Uson clarified that she's making the sacrifice and the decision was made on her own conscious volition. She said, “At dahil dyan, ako na ang magsasakripisyo para maipasa na ang budget ng PCOO. Ako ay nagdesisyon nang magresign.”

The feisty secretary hit back at her detractors saying that it's not the end of the road for her. Uson said, “Para sa mga bumabatikos sa akin, huwag kayong magkakamaling isipin na nagtagumay kayo. Hindi ako nagbitiw sa position dahil takot akong harapin kayo. Gusto ko lang na pag nagkaharap tayo patas ang laban.”

She added, “Dadalhin ko ang laban sa Senado at Kongreso. Hindi ito katapusan ng laban. Umpisa pa lamang po ito.”

Meanwhile, the Palace confirmed that Uson’s resignation will be accepted by President Rodrigo Duterte. Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher "Bong" Go, however, clarified that Uson wasn't pressured to resign.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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