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In resignation letter, Mocha cites PCOO budget passage delay, affirms loyalty to Duterte


Resigned Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson lamented that she was being blamed for the delay in the passage of the 2019 budget of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in Congress.

Uson made the statement in her resignation letter dated September 28 and submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, a day before she announced in a Senate hearing that she quit her post as a "sacrifice" in hopes of a swift approval of the PCOO’s P1.41-billion proposed budget for 2019.

The PCOO's budget hearing was deferred in the House of Representatives twice due to her absence.

She just returned to the country following her attendance at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“[T]he recent events have put me in a position where I am being held responsible for Congress withholding the 2019 PCOO budget. I do not wish to cause such burden to the office, hence, I am hereby notifying you of my resignation effective October 1, 2018,” Uson said in her letter.

 


Uson had been slammed by various quarters and is now facing charges at the Office of the Ombudsman over her posts on her Facebook page. Critics say she abetted the spread of disinformation online.

The former PCOO official, however, believed that she had “remained true to my commitment in delivering the message of the Duterte administration to Filipinos across the globe via social media.”

She also thanked Duterte for giving her the chance to serve the public.

“I will be forever grateful. Rest assured that my loyalty to your administration has not wavered,” Uson said.

After leaving the PCOO, Uson said that she is open to seeking an elective post and she will campaign against so-called “traditional politicians.” — MDM, GMA News

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