- Blogger and dancer Mocha Uson has been reportedly appointed to the BOC as consultant
- Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon confirmed Uson’s appointment as “social media consultant”, but her services will be free
- Also, Uson will not be appointed in an official capacity
- Meanwhile, Uson has yet to post on her blog anything related to the matter on her Facebook blog
MANILA, Philippines – Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Nicanor Faeldon has reportedly appointed blogger, dancer and staunch Duterte supporter Mocha Uson as one of the agency’s consultants.
This was disclosed by ABS-CBN News’ Joel Guinto in his report on Thursday, August 4.
“Singer and dancer Mocha Uson, one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest supporters, has been tapped as “social media consultant” at the Bureau of Customs,” the article said.
However Faeldon clarified Uson will not be paid for her services and will not be appointed in an official capacity; noting that the agency needs everyone’s support in its reform program.
“Her blog is active. I’m sure she can help. Wala siyang bayad. She is willing to help in the name of public service,” said Faeldon.
Uson is also a singer and model and is the lead vocalist of the all-girl sexy group Mocha Girls.
She campaigned hard for President Rodrigo Duterte in the last national election and was figured in a number of verbal clashes with Dutere critics on social media via her “Mocha Uson Blog”.
She is known to defend the former Davao City Mayor from the latter’s critics, and at the same time, wrote hard-hitting attacks against his rivals; most especially against administration bets Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo and their supporters like Jim Paredes.
Before Duterte was sworn into office, Uson was granted the special opportunity to interview the incoming president face-to-face.
However, in its Twitter account update just minutes after the news broke out, the BOC said Faeldon will not appoint Uson as “social media consultant” but “she can write about BOC on her blog”.
In the meantime, Uson has yet to post anything related to the matter on her Facebook blog as of this posting.