Mocha quits gov’t post
SAYING she was making a “sacrifice,” controversial Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson resigned from her post yesterday morning.
Uson announced her resignation during the hearing of the Senate committee on finance on the proposed budget of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) for next year.
Claiming that some lawmakers constantly delay deliberations on the budget of the PCOO because of her, Uson said she was resigning to allow things to move on.
“Every year, I am told to ignore some lawmakers so that they won’t hold the PCOO budget hostage. It angers me but that is the present system. It’s rotten but we have to go with it,” she told a hearing in Filipino.
“Because of that, I am making the sacrifice so that the PCOO budget would pass. I have decided to resign,” she added.
She vowed that her resignation was not the end, however. “To my detractors, don’t think you succeeded. I did not resign out of fear of facing you. I just want to make sure that when we cross paths, the fight would be even,” she said.
Uson said left-leaning lawmakers, whom she did not name, were angry at her after she interviewed Lumad leaders who revealed that they were being used by the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.
Uson also accused some lawmakers of using their position to get back at government agencies that do not give in to their personal interests.
“We will meet one day. But unlike you who hide behind your position, I will fight as an ordinary Filipino standing together with those who have no voice in society,” she said.
“I will bring the fight to the Senate and Congress. This is not the end. It is only the beginning,” she further said.
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