Sen. Koko Pimentel Reacts To PCOO Asec. Mocha Uson, Blogger’s Video amid Awareness Campaign for Federalism

FEDERALISM – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is disappointed over the controversial video of Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar.

Currently, the push for the federalism type of government in the Philippines is ongoing. Lots of people including President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sen. Koko Pimentel wanted to change the government type in the country from democratic to federal.

Based on a report, the 73-year-old President is set to approve the draft constitution in line with the pursuit of having a federal form of government in the country.

Recently, the Consultative Committee (ConCom) behind the draft has decided to seek the participation of PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in the awareness campaign about federalism.

Mocha Uson

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However, many were surprised by the recent video showing PCOO Asec. Mocha Uson and a blogger, Drew Olivar, that crossed the social media. It was posted amid the awareness campaign for federalism.

One of those who reacted to the controversial video is Sen. Koko Pimentel, a federalism advocate. Based on the social media post on Manila Bulletin News’ Twitter page, the former Senate President stated that he was wrong in thinking that PCOO Asec. Uson can help in raising awareness about federalism.


Sen. Koko Pimentel / Photo Courtesy of InterAksyon

According to Sen. Pimentel, Uson needs to take a leave and to study first. He admitted that he is “disappointed that the best and the brightest appointed” to the government can only come up with it. He also stressed that Uson and the blogger read wrong statements about the matter.


Screengrabbed from Twitter/Manila Bulletin News


Screengrabbed from Twitter/Manila Bulletin News

PCOO Asec. Mocha Uson has broken her silence on the issue surrounding their videos. According to her, their game show has no intention to belittle the federalism. She also stressed that their game show has nothing to do with the draft of the ConCom.

What do you think about it?

Read also the previous article: ConCom Approves Draft Allowing Shift To Federal Government

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