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Mocha Uson appointed as MTRCB board member

Mocha Uson

Mocha Uson

SEXY singer/dancer-turned-blogger Mocha Uson is unstoppable.

After being chosen as the ambassadress for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), Mocha becomes part of the celebrity appointments of President Rodrigo Duterte as she secures a spot as one of the board members of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

Her appointment was confirmed by Malacañang on Thursday. Mocha’s term will end on September 30, 2017.

MTRCB Chairman Eugenio Villareal said her appointment papers are already with his agency.

“The MTRCB received recently a copy of Ms Uson’s appointment letter signed by the President; but she has yet to assume office in the agency,” he said.

Asked about her qualifications to be MTRCB board member, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar cited her influence as a “blogger” and her experience as an artist.

“What makes her not qualified? Mocha is an artist; she’s one of the biggest artists we have in the country. She’s been in the show business world for more than a decade already. She’s an educated person. She’s one of the biggest bloggers we have in the Philippines; very influential,” Martin told reporters.

A staunch supporter of President Duterte, Mocha writes on her blog, “Mocha Uson Blog” on Facebook with more than 4 million following.

During the campaign, Mocha rose to fame for leading the Mocha Girls, an all-female group of dancers who appeared during then candidate Duterte’s sorties.

She became more controversial for her strong-willed views calling journalists as “presstitues” or journalist getting paid by powerful people to write biased and inaccurate news, and feeding to rumors speculating that Vice President Leni Robredo was pregnant.

Despite negative remarks thrown at her, Mocha is now writing for a national broadsheet as a columnist.

TAGS: appointment, Metro Manila Film Festival, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, Movies, MTRCB
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