PCOO vows to release gov’t execs’ SALNs, Mocha’s travel expenses

PCOO vows to release gov’t execs’ SALNs, Mocha’s travel expenses

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Wednesday vowed to release publicly the most-requested documents from the Executive department, including government officials’ Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

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Respect USTAAI’s decision to award Mocha, 2 fellow awardees tell critics

Respect USTAAI's decision to award Mocha, 2 fellow awardees tell critics

While the award given to Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson caused an uproar among the Thomasian community, two of Uson’s fellow awardees from the House of Representatives urged critics to respect the decision of the university’s alumni association to recognize Uson. 

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Solon returning UST alumni award to protest Mocha’s selection

Solon returning UST alumni award to protest Mocha’s selection

Akbayan Rep. Tomasito Villarin on Tuesday said he would return the award he received over the weekend from the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc. (USTAAI), joining the outrage over the organization’s decision to give the same award to controversial blogger and Palace communications official, Mocha Uson.

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Newsmakers, too

I don’t read Maria Ressa’s Rappler’s online news and I’m not a follower of Mocha Uson on her Facebook. Fact is, I’m terribly old-school, i.e., the school of Gutenberg. But when I saw James Franco owning up to TV host Stephen Colbert that he does not do FB or Twitter, I could’ve named him Man of the Year, for giving me reason to no longer be ashamed of my lack of literacy.

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Award for Mocha elates Malacañang

Award for Mocha elates Malacañang

It was the award that kicked up a firestorm. But Malacañang couldn’t care less, saying on Monday that it was happy for Presidential Communications Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson after she received the Gawad Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service from the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc. (USTAAI).

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UST Alumni Association: Mocha Uson is an alumna, so she gets award

UST Alumni Association: Mocha Uson is an alumna, so she gets award

Following criticisms after its gave the Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service to Margaux “Mocha” Uson, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Alumni Association Inc. (AAI) said on Sunday its recipient is challenged to inspire and uphold the three main core values embodied to the lives of the Thomasians – compentence, compassion, and commitment.

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‘Why?’ Netizens baffled over Mocha Uson’s UST alumni award

In the comments section of the photo where Mocha Uson is seen receiving the alumni award, Facebook users, some of them alumni of the 400-year-old university, were baffled, incensed and grossed out.

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