Ombudsman probes bold star-turned-Duterte shill Mocha Uson despite resignation
The Office of the Ombudsman would still probe former sexy starlet Mocha Uson—which meant she would not be off the hook yet for her social media posts and videos even if she has resigned as Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) assistant secretary.
“We issued an order requiring her and [PCOO Secretary Martin] Andanar to file comments,” Ombudsman Samuel Martires said.
Martires added that Uson’s resignation, which she announced in an October 3 hearing in the Senate, would have no effect on the pending complaints against her.
To recall, the Philippine Federation of the Deaf filed a complaint against Uson and her cohort, Drew Olivar, of violating the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, the Cybercrime Prevention Act, and the Code of Conduct for Public Officials and Employees.
This was in connection with the September 14 video posted on “Mocha Uson Blog,” which showed Olivar flailing his hands to mock the sign language. Uson even compared such communication gestures to that of a “monkey.”
Uson also faces possible administrative liabilities over the obscene August 2 video in which Olivar sang, “I-pepe, i-dede, i-pederalismo.”
President Rodrigo Duterte openly admitted that he willingly spent taxpayer’s money to pay for Uson’s salaries out of gratitude for her role in his 2016 campaign.