MANILA, Philippines— The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) appointed blogger Mocha Uson as a board member, confirmed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Thursday, January 5.
In an exclusive interview on GMA News Online with MTRCB chairperson Toto Villareal, he said that they already have Mocha’s appointment letter signed by President Duterte.
“The MTRCB received recently a copy of Ms. Uson’s appointment letter signed by the President; but she has yet to assume office in the agency,” Villareal said.
When Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar asked about Mocha’s qualifications being a board member, he said, “Why not? What makes her not qualified?”
“Mocha is an artist. She is one the biggest artists that we have in the country. She’s been in the show business world for more than a decade. She’s one of the biggest bloggers that we have in the Philippines, very influential,” he said.
“If she has been appointed already, I don’t see any reason why she shouldn’t be appointed,”
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto said that Mocha Uson’s term as MTRCB board member is until September 2017.
Uson is a lead singer, dancer and a known supporter of Philippine President Duterte. She also became a trend in social media by her controversial blogs online.
Recently, Mocha Uson was assigned as Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Ambassador.