‘Let that sink in’: Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment

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‘Let that sink in’: Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment
The celebrity blogger trends on Twitter as Filipinos, both the outraged and the pleased, weigh in on her appointment as PCOO assistant secretary

MANILA, Philippines – Mocha Uson was named assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), an appointment that raised not a few eyebrows.

On the Rappler Mood Meter found in the article about the PCOO appointment, the reactions varied, but most readers voted that the news left them feeling angry.

On social media, people met the news with starkly different reactions. Since the announcement was made late Tuesday afternoon, May 9, Mocha Uson has become a top trending topic on Twitter.

Some people were outraged and baffled.


Others pointed out the state of the Duterte administration as a whole. This included the recent rejection of Gina Lopez as environment secretary, among other things.


Uson’s supporters, of course, were pleased.


They also defended her against the naysayers.

The day after the announcement of Uson’s appointment, those who were not amused greeted everyone (except the new PCOO official) a good morning.


Some comparisons were made between reality and fiction.


Someone even suggested a new career path for Uson.


This isn’t the first time word of a government post for Uson caused a stir online.

In 2016, a rumor that she would be the Bureau of Customs’ social media consultant spread across the internet. Netizens used #DutertePleaseAppointMe to hilariously make their case for their own government positions.

Last January, Uson went viral again, this time when she was appointed board member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

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