- PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson announced her resignation during the Presidential Communications Operations Office budget hearing at the Senate.
- The PCOO budget has stalled at the House of Representatives due to her absence from the budget hearings.
- Uson stressed to her detractors not to think that they have succeeded in sacking her out.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson was at the Senate for the proposed budget next year of the said office when she announced her resignation on Wednesday, October 3.
“Ako po ay nagdesisyon na magresign na po. Para po sa mga bumabatikos sa akin, ‘wag po kayong magkakamaling isipin na nagtagumpay kayo,” Mocha Uson told her critics following her resignation announcement during the Senate hearing on PCOO’s budget.
“Hindi ako nagbitiw sa posisyon dahil takot akong harapin kayo. Gusto ko lang na ‘pag nagkaharap tayo, patas ang laban. Matagal na po akong inaakusahan ng kung anu-anong kasalanan. Hindi ako sumasagot dahil sa respeto ko kay Secretary Martin Andanar at sa mga kasamahan ko sa PCOO.”
Uson has been dragged into various controversies, including a lewd video of “PepeDederalismo” jingle with blogger-friend, Drew Olivar, and another video of them together mocking the sign language.
Both Uson and Olivar have apologized for mocking the sign language.
Uson has served the PCOO for a year and five months and was marred by controversies during her term. She was appointed as board member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) prior to being installed as assistant secretary of PCOO.