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Netizens question Mocha Uson’s appointment as OWWA deputy executive director

Mocha Uson was among the celebrities that heavily campaigned for Duterte in 2016. She was later appointed communications assistant secretary in May 2017 but resigned last year after a string of gaffes and controversies.

She’s definitely back! DDS blogger Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson is back in a government post after President Rodrigo Duterte appointed her as the new Deputy Executive Director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Just this afternoon, September 30, the Palace revealed the new list of presidential appointees from Malacañang.

On her radio program this afternoon, Uson promised she will now have more time to focus on the needs of overseas Filipino workers including the creation of a Department for OFWs.



“Mukhang dadami ang puting buhok ko,” she jested.

Uson ran in the recent May 2019 midterm elections as a representative of AA Kasosyo party-list but lost. Her party-list’s aim was to help Filipinos, particularly overseas workers, become successful entrepreneurs.

Her return, however, is being criticized widely by netizens, with one common sentiment being, “This government is good at recycling garbage.”

Upon Uson’s announcement, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez immediately clarified that the one-year ban from appointments to government posts imposed on electoral candidates do not apply to partylist nominees.

“She is not covered. Party-list nominees are not candidates per se and so, the rule does not apply to them,” Jimenez said.

Uson was among the celebrities that heavily campaigned for Duterte in 2016. She was later appointed communications assistant secretary in May 2017 but resigned last year after a string of gaffes and controversies.

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