Newly-designated Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) assistant secretary Mocha Uson discovered an unlikely ally within the individual of Sen. Leila de Lima, a staunch critic of President Duterte.

De Lima got here to Uson’s protection who had been bombarded by criticisms on her particularly those that had raised her skilled background as [email protected] singer-dancer and a self-proclaimed [email protected] guru.

“I would be the first to defend her against attacks that focus on people’s perception of her character or morality, based on what she used to do for a living. I would ask people not to slut-shame her, to use her past career, relationships or [email protected] history to malign her, to subject her to misogynistic attacks or any other form or ad hominem attacks for that matter. Those things are personal to her and that is between her and her God,” she mentioned in a press release.

De Lima noticed one thing of herself in Uson and her new problem.

“I was once a simple, private citizen who suddenly given the chance to devote myself – my time, my education, my professional skills, my passion – to the service of our countrymen. So in a way, I know how excited, honored and perhaps, apprehensive Ms. Uson is to prove herself worthy of the trust given to her. Therefore, I sincerely wish her all the luck,” she mentioned