- Mocha Uson lamented the fact about not receiving support from Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla before when she was being attacked because of her past
- The OWWA deputy administrator, before joining the government, worked as a sexy actress in the past
- Provocative videos and photos of her surfaced recently in the light of the attacks against Manila Mayor Isko Moreno because of his past photos showing him scantily dressed
- Gov. Remulla was quick to defend Mayor Isko, saying that the past of the person should not be made as barometer to gauge his efficacy as a leader
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Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson, the deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), lamented the fact that she did not receive support from Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla when she was previously being attacked because of her past.
It can be recalled that the governor was quick to defend Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso when past photos showing the mayor scantily dressed surfaced on the Internet.
According to Gov. Remulla, the past of a person should not be made as measure to gauge his capability as a leader.
He said that the provocative photos of Mayor Isko was shot way before he joined government service as councilor, vice-mayor, and later as mayor.
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Gov. Remulla also pointed out that Mayor Isko is a very capable leader, and has proven to be very effective as a local chief executive.
Mocha Uson, whose past has always brought to question her capability as a government official, lamented not receiving the same kind of defense from Gov. Remulla.
In a tweet, the OWWA deputy administrator expressed her hope the governor would also defend others in the same manner when they’re being attacked because of their past.
“Sana Gov @jonvicremulla ganyan kayo sa lahat hindi lang sa kaalyado sa pulitika. Nasaan ka nuong binabatikos ang nakaraan ko? #DoubleStandard,” Mocha wrote in her tweet.
Earlier, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte hit at a local chief executive in the NCR for his alleged “disorganized” method in distributing financial aid and called him out for his provocative past photos.
Though the President did not name the local chief executive, many believe he was referring to Mayor Isko, as he was the only one within NCR who had a showbiz background and had posed provocatively for various photo shoots.
Esther Margaux Justiniano Uson, better known as Mocha Uson, is a Pinay actress, singer, model, dancer, political blogger, and now deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), is a government official appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte. She is also the co-founder of the dance group, Mocha Girls. She also enjoyed a stint with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) by virtue of her appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). After several gaffes, she resigned from office on September of 2019, though she was later again appointed as Deputy Executive Director of OWWA.
Mocha has also figured in other controversies, which included rumors of getting impregnated by actor Robin Padilla. The actor has addressed the issue, saying he respects Mocha because she is the “number one DDS.” He then said that he and Mocha will not do anything that would put the President to shame. He then stated that since both of them figured in a blind item, which denoted “mga sikat,” he felt proud since they were regarded as “sikat.”
The controversial government official also had several brushes with members of the media, particularly with GMA journo Arnold Clavio. Both had intense social media posts against each other. Their exchange of fiery remarks came after Senator Bong Go posted his photos with President Rodrigo Duterte amid claims that the President had mild heart attack. The GMA news anchor shared Instagram posts suggesting that those photos were fabricated. Mocha then took to her Facebook page to take a swipe at Arnold, which the Kapuso reporter immediately responded to.