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[OPINION] The Lumad are not the villains

Nov 04, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Mocha Uson, you asked the Lumad to chant your President's name. Well here's my response: his name's not worth chanting.

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Typhoon Rosita, Mocha Uson, Rico J. Puno | Midday wRap

Oct 30, 2018 - 1:24 PM

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Groups slam Uson for red-tagging Lumad rights organizations

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:42 AM

One of the supposed Lumad at Mocha Uson's 'protest' at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus is linked to a paramilitary group, say Lumad rights advocates

HOAX: COA 'flags unliquidated funds of Mocha Uson, Alan Peter Cayetano'

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Audit reports do not contain the claim by Facebook page Silent No More PH that Mocha Uson and Alan Peter Cayetano had 'unliquidated funds' before they resigned from PCOO and DFA, respectively

Fuel excise tax, #PHVote, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:37 PM

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Mocha Uson's party linked to pork barrel scam

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:13 PM

In 2011, the pork barrel funds of an AA-Kasosyo party-list representative were channelled to an NGO identified with pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles

Former PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson files nomination under Kasosyo party list on October 15, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Mocha Uson running for party-list representative

Oct 15, 2018 - 2:04 PM

The controversial entertainer-turned-government-official is officially seeking an elective post in 2019

Former PCOO assistant secretary at the Comelec office in Manila on October 15, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Mocha Uson, lotto jackpot, Taylor Swift endorses democrats | Evening wRap

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:49 PM

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Mocha Uson to run in 2019 polls

Oct 08, 2018 - 4:30 PM

'Bibigyan ko po ng boses ang ordinaryong Pilipino kaya oo, tatakbo na ako!' Mocha Uson says

PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in an interview after her resignation on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

FALSE: Mocha Uson says she ‘does not spread fake news’

Oct 06, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The social media personality has misled her Facebook followers by sharing posts from websites that produce content with false context

Mocha Uson not off the hook, Ombudsman probe continues

Oct 04, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Administrative guilt comes with the accessory penalty of perpetual disqualification from holding public office

PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in an interview after her resignation on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mocha Uson, Bertiz hospitalized, Facebook hack | Evening wRap

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:32 PM

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Mocha Uson's blogger accreditation policy? 'Wala na 'yun,' says Andanar

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:35 PM

PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar says the policy was never implemented to begin with

Mocha resigns, Trillanes hits Calida, Bertiz apologizes | Midday wRap

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:23 PM

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Mocha resigned? Netizens doubt it's her last act

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Speculations on why the controversial ex-communications official stepped down flood Twitter

Mocha Uson’s resignation long overdue 'but whiff of fresh air' – lawmakers

Oct 03, 2018 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) 'Government service, while it is about trust, it is also about accountability. And that is what is sorely lacking from her,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

RESIGNATION. Outgoing PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is interviewed by reporters after her resignation on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mocha Uson after resignation: 'Suntukan tayo, bakbakan tayo'

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:32 PM

The resigned communications official also says any plan to run for an elective post in 2019 would depend on feedback from her Facebook supporters

MOCHA EXITS. Outgoing PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson attends the PCOO budget hearing at the Senate. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson resigns

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:34 AM

(4th UPDATE) Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson announces her resignation during the Presidential Communications Operations Office budget hearing at the Senate

CONTROVERSIAL PCOO OFFICIAL. PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has resigned

Mocha Uson’s absence defers House debates on PCOO’s 2019 budget

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:10 PM

A peeved Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr confronts presidential communications officials about the controversial assistant secretary's absence

ABSENT. PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson fails to attend the House's plenary debates on the proposed 2019 budget on October 2, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Itogon landslide, Nene Pimentel on Mocha Uson, Grab fares | Evening wRap

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:59 PM

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Nene Pimentel says Mocha Uson should stick to entertainment

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The longtime federalism advocate says Uson's video of a lewd federalism jingle was a waste of time for an official being paid taxpayers' money

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Mocha Uson, Boracay access card, Avatar | Evening wRap

Sep 20, 2018 - 8:39 PM

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Malacañang won't object if Ombudsman dismisses Mocha Uson

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:46 PM

But asked if President Rodrigo Duterte himself will fire the communications assistant secretary even before the Ombudsman's decision, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says, 'As of now, no'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 7th anniversary of the public service show, 'Buhay OFW', at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City on October 18, 2017, recognizes the role of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in helping the OFWs. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CHR investigates Mocha, Drew Olivar, Garin sues Ubial, Space Jam 2 | Midday wRap

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Apology not enough: Group for deaf wants Ombudsman to punish Mocha Uson

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'This will be an example for others,' says Carol Dagani, president of the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

COMPLAINT VS MOCHA. The Philippine Federation of the Deaf files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on September 20, 2018. Rappler photo

CHR investigating 'appalling, unacceptable' mockery of deaf people on video

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:39 PM

(UPDATED) The investigation follows a complaint against Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar from the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

De La Salle-CSB urges gov't: Remove Mocha Uson for mocking deaf community

Sep 19, 2018 - 2:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'We call on the government to take action against Mr Olivar and Asec Uson, and impose appropriate penalties as provided by law,' says De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde president Brother Dennis Magbanua

Bro Dennis Magbanua FSC, president of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Photo from the Facebook page of the Center for Campus Art, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Nancy Binay to Mocha Uson: It's a crime to make fun of PWDs

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The senator calls out the government's communications official for 'mocking the people she serves'

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Trillanes, angkas is back, Mocha Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:04 PM

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Zarate reminds Andanar: Mocha Uson paid with public funds

Sep 06, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate finds it strange that Uson is not held accountable for her actions, yet other government officials get fired or are forced to resign for alleged offenses

Duterte says 'overboard' Mocha Uson still has right to free speech

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'There are things na tingin ko na medyo nasobrahan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about controversial assistant secretary Mocha Uson

Officials ask Duterte to fire Mocha Uson from PCOO – source

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:54 PM

A letter from 9 PCOO officials, handed to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, asks for the assistant secretary's removal from their agency

Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB

Sara Duterte says Mocha Uson should be 'more circumspect' about federalism video

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The President's daughter thinks the controversial PCOO official must 'fix' her manner of promoting federalism

DAVAO CITY MAYOR. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says the Davao City government has addressed the concerns of the Commission on Audit on the former's expenses in 2017. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Q2 GDP, Usec Badoy on Uson, UN Chief named | Midday wRap

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:08 PM

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Mocha Uson breached gov't ethics code, admits PCOO's Badoy

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:52 PM

Yet despite the violation, the controversial assistant secretary will so far only be issued a 'written reminder' to 'align with the laws regarding gender'

MOCHA USON. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

[OPINYON] Interbiyu sa ‘ekspeperto’

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Ano’ng opinyon ng ‘ekspeperto’ sa Palasyo tungkol sa Train Law, national ID, at ‘pepederalismo’?

Andanar silent on call for Mocha Uson to go on leave

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is still 'welcome' to help promote federalism, says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

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Senators question P90-M budget for federalism info drive

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Wala pa ngang approved federalism. Ano'ng ikakampanya natin? We don’t even know in what shape, size, color, or form that is,' Senator Francis Escudero tells the country's economic managers

Senate Hearing SEC on February 12. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mocha federalism video, House minority dispute, EDSA driver-only car ban | Midday wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:42 PM

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Suarez remains minority leader, Duterte on Uson, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:35 PM

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PCOO official calls on Mocha Uson to apologize, go on leave

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:44 PM

'As a public servant and being part of the PCOO family, I take great offense in Ms Uson’s actions,' says Philippine Information Agency director-general Harold Clavite

Is Mocha Uson above reprimand?

Aug 07, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Unable or unwilling to respond directly to calls from the public to hold Uson accountable for her 'vulgar' video about federalism, Malacañang instead challenges critics to file a complaint against the official

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Zero budget for PCOO? 'Huwag naman po,' says Roque

Aug 07, 2018 - 3:19 PM

'PCOO...is providing an indispensable role,' Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says in defense of the government agency

Photo by Angie de Silva

Letran kidnapping, Mocha federalism video, July inflation | Midday wRap

Aug 07, 2018 - 1:56 PM

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Duterte 'very cool' about Mocha Uson federalism video

Aug 07, 2018 - 1:27 PM

'He’s a believer in freedom of expression...To him, it was not really a big thing,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque about President Duterte's reaction to the latest Mocha Uson controversy

Uson and federalism, National ID law, Demi Lovato | Evening wRap

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:00 PM

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'Remove PCOO budget, use it for what Filipinos need'

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's federalism video is 'not the first time that the PCOO made a fool of itself'

Celebs on Mocha's federalism video: 'We pay people like them for this?'

Aug 06, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Actresses Chai Fonacier, Agot Isidro, Ethel Booba, among others, hit Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar over the lewd jingle-and-dance video on federalism

Why don't you just say sorry, Mocha?

Aug 06, 2018 - 4:16 PM

From rage to unprintable words, netizens react to Mocha Uson's video on federalism