Mocha Uson res­ig­na­tion sparked de­bate on Palaweños

Palawan Daily News - - Front Page - By Kia Jo­hanna Lamo

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion As­sis­tant Sec­re­taey Mocha Uson on Oc­to­ber 3, 2018 an­nounced her res­ig­na­tion dur­ing Pres­i­den­tial Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Oper­a­tion Of­fice (PCCO) bud­get hear­ing.

This sparked de­bate among Palaweños, di­vided with dif­fer­ent opin­ion on Asec. Uson’s con­tro­ver­sial res­ig­na­tion.

Ken­neth Tabla of Palawan State Univer­sity ex­pressed his vivid grat­i­tude on Mocha’s res­ig­na­tion which he said that it is good thing that Mocha has fi­nally re­al­ized her in­ca­pa­bil­ity to per­form her po­si­tion.

“I am very happy that she fi­nally re­al­ized that she is not fit to hold a very high post in the gov­ern­ment. Our call for her to re­sign is yet an­other vic­tory. Her ap­poin­ment in the gov­ern­ment is an ap­par­ent in­sult to those

who are highly qual­i­fied in­di­vid­u­als other than her,” Tabla said

He also said that even though Mocha has re­signed, she can still spread fake news even she re­signs from her po­si­tion.

“Fake news, how­ever, is still an is­sue be­cause she can still spread the same even if she’s out of her of­fice al­ready,” he added.

Tabla also said that an­other bat­tle is yet to come on Uson’s run for se­nate but said that em­pow­er­ing vot­ers and wise de­ci­sion could solve it all.

“An­other bat­tle is yet to come, as she al­ready ex­press her in­ten­tion to run for the Se­nate. But I be­lieve that we can also pre­vent that from hap­pen­ing by be­ing wise vot­ers,” Tabla said.

As per Board Mem­ber Toto Pineda’s per­sonal opin­ion, it is bet­ter for Uson to re­sign for she has been one of the chan­nels that causes di­vi­sive­ness and ar­gu­ment amongst Filipinos due to her un­re­li­able in­fos spread all over so­cial me­dia.

“Maybe she is the chan­nel or a source for di­vi­sive­ness among filipinos in­stead na ma-unite, ewan kung tama term ko, gawa ng kanyang un­re­li­able in­fos sa so­cial me­dia bet­ter nga to re­sign,” the board mem­ber ex­pressed.

How­ever, for a res­i­dent of El Nido named Jodd who chose not to dis­close his full name said that the res­ig­na­tion is a good thing for Mocha’s part for her to live freely.

“Para sa akin mas makakak­i­los na siya ng maluwag kung hindi na siya sa gob­y­erno nag­ta­tra­baho,” he said.

While Elmer Zita, spokesper­son of Luis Marcaida, said that the res­ig­na­tion is Uson’s per­sonal mat­ter.

“Its a per­sonal thing,” Zita shortly said.

While City In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Richard Li­gad said that it is given that Mocha is an avid sup­porter of the pres­i­dent and he re­signed to ex­press her ve­he­ment sup­port with­out any re­stric­tion from the gov­ern­ment.

“Kanya kanya na­man tay­ong panini­wala eh. Nanini­wala ako na si Asec. Mocha ay ma­sugid na taga­pag-su­porta ni Pan­gu­long Duterte. Good thing na rin para sa kanya na nag re­sign siya kasi tu­lad nga ng sabi niya na at least walang vari­a­tion o bound­aries na hindi makaka­pag su­porta sa ating Pan­gu­long Ro­drigo Duterte, walang bawal,” said Li­gad.

He also said that Palaweños and Puerto Prince­sans will not be starv­ing if Mocha re­signs and that the whole city should not be af­fected by this is­sue.

“Ang im­por­tante, hindi tayo nagugutu­man sa pag re­sign ni Mocha… hindi tayo af­fected ang mga tao dyan sa Puerto Princesa,” said Li­gad.

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