SAP GO THANKS MOCHA
Resigned communications undersecretary Mocha Uson will still have to face charges against her filed at the Office of the Ombudsman.
The resignation will not affect the ongoing Ombudsman investigation into complaints filed against Uson for ethical breach while in office, said Ombudsman Samuel Martires .
The Philippine Federation of the Deaf (PFD) has accused Uson before the anti-graft body of violating the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees as well as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons over a video where she and fellow blogger Drew Olivar made fun of the sign language.
On Wednesday, September 3, Uson resigned from her position as Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary. She was appointed in May 2017.
Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday extended his gratitude to Uson for her service to the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa kanyang naging serbisyo sa ating Pangulo sa mga nakaraang taon, sa ilang buwan pong panunungkulan bilang Assistant Secretary ng PCOO at sa pagpaparating ng mga balita sa ating kababayan globally (We thank her for her service to our President for the past years as Assistant Secretary of PCOO and for communicating news to Filipinos globally),” Go said.
Uson was one of Duterte’s biggest supporters when the then-Davao City mayor ran for President in 2016.
“Talagang nagpakita po siya ng suporta at loyalty sa ating Pangulo mula pa noong kampanya pa. Hindi ito nakakalimutan ng ating Pangulo at ako rin po ay nagpapasalamat sa kanya sa pagpapakita niya ng loyalty sa ating Pangulo (She has really shown her support and loyalty to our President since the campaign period. The President will never forget this, and I am personally thankful to her for showing her loyalty to the President),” Go added.
In an ambush interview, Go said the President had already been informed of Uson’s resignation letter. He added that the people should wait for the President’s formal acceptance of the resignation.
“Naipaabot ko na sa ating Pangulo ang kanyang resignation letter kagabi at nakiusap po si ASec Mocha na siya ang mag-anunsyo. Hintayin na lang po natin ang formal acceptance ng kanyang resignation. Most likely ay tatanggapin ito ng ating Pangulo (I already handed over her resignation letter to the President last night, and ASec Mocha asked that she be allowed to make the announcement. Let us wait for the President’s formal acceptance of her resignation. Most likely the President will accept it),” Go said.
Duterte’s top aide said he wishes Uson the best of luck in achieving her future plans and endeavors.
“Sana ituloy niya ang laban sa mga mapang-abuso. Ngayon na isa na siyang private citizen, sana mapalakas pa niya ang citizen participation laban sa criminality, corruption at droga (I hope she continues the fight. Now that she is a private citizen, I hope she could strengthen citizen participation against criminality, corruption, and illegal drugs),” Go said in a radio interview.
Duterte accepts Mocha’s resignation