This Is Not a Drill: Mocha Uson Resigns
"Is this real life? Is this just fantasy?"
(SPOT.ph) News broke on Wednesday morning, October 3, that Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson has resigned from her post. The performer-turned-public official announced this during the third regular session of the 17th Congress, which was holding a hearing on the proposed 2019 budget of the Presidential Communications Operations Office at the Senate Building in Pasay City.
Uson argues, according to a report by Paolo S. Romero of The Philippine Star, that some congressmen have been holding the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) budget hostage. She also announced that she is "open to" running for the Senate or the House of Representatives.
The former assistant secretary has often been hounded by controversy, especially for the (mis)information she habitually posted on her social media account Mocha Uson Blog—the latest being a questionable video on federalism. So it doesn't come as a surprise that people are already celebrating this bittersweet news.
Good news: Mocha Uson finally resigns as PCOO Assistant Secretary!— Kevin Ken Remedio (@binotblabla) October 3, 2018
Bad News: She’s looking at the opportunity to run for Senator or Congresswoman. ????????
pustahan hindi na naman makikita ni Mocha Uson yung linya between libelous statements at "freedom of expression" ngayong "ordinaryong tao" na ulit siya.— marlou mico m. (@Marlou_MM) October 3, 2018
And why so timely and dramatic? Obviously because the deadline for filing as a candidate is on October 11. Watch out for Senator or Congressman Mocha Uson .... stand aside mme kabuki ???? pic.twitter.com/HLw41ZwbO7— j.mari ???? ?????? (@jmdelros) October 3, 2018
When Mocha Uson resigns yet you know she's gonna run for some government post. pic.twitter.com/DcrnDSIThh— Mike de Mesa (@mikeptmike) October 3, 2018
Tatakbo si Mocha Uson sa Senado. I mean, kaya ko rin naman tumakbo ng 21K marathon, pero hindi naman ibig sabihin nun na competent ako para takbuhin yun.— ? (@pulangsilangan) October 3, 2018
Good News!— gine montalban (@ginegrey01) October 3, 2018
Finally , Nag resign na si Mocha Uson! pic.twitter.com/D2E7gAdcYn
Others, however, are looking forward to seeing her in the Senate.
Uson has yet to make a statement, which she'll probably do ASAP on Facebook.