- Mocha Uson announced that she will run in the 2019 elections.
- She has also denied the rumors of her actually getting fired from her position as PCOO Assistant Secretary.
Former Presidential Communications Operations Office assistant secretary Mocha Uson just announced that she’s taking part in the 2019 midterm elections!
Uson disclosed the decision on October 8, when she was asked to comment regarding the rumors of her getting fired by President Rodrigo Duterte. She stated that as she thinks that it’s a form of defamation because people thought that she would run, she took it as a challenge.
“Naniniwala po ako na paninira iyan sa pulitika, eh dahil akala nila ako’y tatakbo. Kaya siguro, challenge na lang po sa akin ‘yan na bibigyan ko po ng boses ang ordinaryong Pilipino kaya oo, tatakbo na ako!”
She has also posted about it on her Facebook page.
Hindi po totoo na ako ay sinibak. Kaya kong patunayan yan. Ito ay obvious na paninira ng kalaban sa pulitika dahil ang akala nila ay tatakbo ako sa 2019. Dahil diyan AKO AY TATAKBO NA dahil mapalad pa nga ako na nakakasagot ako sa blog ko pero paano ang mga ordinaryong Pilipino na walang paraan sumagot sa mga fake news ng ilang media. Bibigyan ko kayo ng boses. Salamat
She failed to state the post that she’s eyeing. She was said to be running for the senatorial seat, however, PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III quickly dismissed the rumors that she will be running under the ruling party.
Amidst the rumors of Uson getting fired, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go denied the reports.
Go has also expressed their thankfulness for the time Uson spent as a government official.
“Nirerespeto po namin ang kanyang pagre-resign at nagpapasalamat rin kami kay Asec. Mocha sa kanyang naging serbisyo po sa gobyernong Duterte. Naging good ally po siya.”