Mocha Uson makes a comeback to Duterte cabinet as OWWA Deputy Administrator

Newly-appointed OWWA Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson 

Margaux “Mocha” Uson, former Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is set to join the Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA).           

According to the Philippine News Agency, Uson was included to the new presidential appointees. She was appointed as Deputy Administrator of the OWWA on Sept. 23.

She will be replacing former OWWA Deputy Administrator Arnaldo Arevalo "Arnell" Ignacio, who tendered his resignation in February this year, the PNA report says.

Earlier reports say that Ignacio has resigned from his position due to “personal reasons” which he did not disclose.

OWWA is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Uson, a pro-Duterte blogger and entertainer, was appointed as PCOO Assistant Secretary in May 2017.

She drew flak over a video on her personal blog showing Drew Olivar, her co-host in Good News Game Show, singing and dancing while making vulgar gestures to promote the shift to a federalism system of government.

Uson also received criticisms after releasing another video mocking sign language but has apologized for her mistake.

In May 2019 elections, Uson ran as representative of the AA Kasosyo party-list, but lost.

Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that Uson’s appointment is not covered by the one-year appointment ban.

Source: PNA

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