Uson seeks seat as Kasosyo nominee
October 16 2018 01:06 AM
Esther Margaux
Former assistant secretary of the presidential communications operations office Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson arrives at the Commission on Elections office in Manila, yesterday to register for the May 2019 mid-term election.

By William Depasupil/Manila Times

Blogger and former Presidential Communications Operations Office assistant secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson yesterday filed her certificate of candidacy as nominee of Kasosyo party-list.
Uson, a former dancer of the group Mocha Girls, campaigned hard for President Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 polls that eventually landed her a job as assistant secretary.
She resigned recently over a controversial video about federalism and also drew the ire of the public for mocking the deaf community, which many believe prompted the president to let her go.
But Uson maintained that she was not fired by the president and came out with another video with Duterte, who expressed his support to her candidacy.
The president has consistently defended Uson amid criticisms that she is a purveyor of fake news.
Uson expressed confidence that her party-list group would get the required votes to earn her a seat in the House of Representatives.
Like the president, according to her, she would push for legislation that would benefit the people, particularly overseas Filipino workers.
With more than 5mn followers on Facebook, Uson said she was confident that popularity would help her land a congressional seat.

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