President Rodrigo revealed it was him who insisted on giving Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson her post as payback for her assist within the 2016 elections.
In a press convention after his two-hour lengthy State of the Nation Address Monday (July 24), Duterte mentioned Uson campaigned for him without cost.
“Ngayon, nung nanalo ako, out of gratitude. Hindi naman ako dadating ng Malacañan… Gi-appoint ko siya. Social Media Secretary. Now, she received a lot of flak [and me?] Kasi daw dancer, kasi ganon-ganon. And so what?” he requested.
Duterte mentioned that whereas there are people who find themselves approaching him now asking for a job, Uson by no means requested something in return for her assist so he took issues into his personal arms.
“Sabi ko, ‘Bong, hanapin mo ‘yan si Mocha. Sabihin mo kung paano ako makatulong sa kanya.’ Sabi nila, ‘May position diyan for media.’ Sabi ko, ‘Ilagay mo,’” he mentioned.
Duterte mentioned Uson’s previous as a [email protected] performer isn’t a hindrance for her to get a authorities job.
He, nonetheless, admitted to appointing a number of folks in authorities to pay again a debt of gratitude.
“Maraming nandiyan because utang na loob ko. Binabayaran ko pero sa mga tamang tao,” he mentioned.