- Members of the Congress stated that Mocha Uson should still be held accountable for her previous issues when she was still a member of the PCOO.
- Ombudsman Samuel Martires revealed that he has requested for Uson’s comment regarding her pending case filed my PWD members.
After her resignation from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), officials said that the former assistant secretary Mocha Uson should still be held accountable for her previous controversies and acts.
Anakpawis party-list Representative Ariel Casilao said that her resignation should not be a reason for her exemption from any accountability.
“Yung kanyang resignation does not exempt her from any accountability once yung kanyang pag dispose ng kanyang function as assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is within the context and within the legal guidelines of our laws.”
Kabataan party-list Representative Sarah Elago agreed with Casilao saying, “Even as she bails out of the position in the midst of budget deliberations, she should still be held accountable for her anomalous actions during her stint at the PCOO.”
During the hearing regarding PCOO’s proposed budget for 2019, Uson announced her sudden resignation as a “sacrifice” in hopes for the budget’s approval. But Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate said that her resignation is long overdue and that she lacks accountability.
“Government service, while it is about trust, it is also about accountability, and that is what is sorely lacking from her.”
On the other hand, Akbayan party-list Representative Tom Villarin said that the actual reason why Uson resigned is that she doesn’t want to be held accountable.
“Asec. Uson had it coming for her and not blame others for her fate. She’s so contemptuous and full of herself. She doesn’t want to be held accountable, and does respect the office she holds.
“As a public servant she should not be beyond public scrutiny and admonition. Her resignation, though too little and too late, is a whiff of fresh air to a poisoned air we now breathe.”
Ombudsman orders comment.
Ombudsman Samuel Martires revealed that he has directed the erstwhile assistant secretary regarding her pending case with co-host Andrew Olivar. It was filed by the members of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) community after their alleged mocking of the sign language.
Martires said that he has also requested Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar to submit his comment over the controversial video. He added that previous cases against Uson will still proceed despite her resignation.