Mocha Uson opts out of Army speaking engagement

By on March 21, 2017


Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) member Mocha Uson has opted out from her Tuesday commitment to speak before the Army Senior Leaders' Conference.  (Photo Mocha Uson blog/Facebook)
Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) member Mocha Uson has opted out from her Tuesday commitment to speak before the Army Senior Leaders’ Conference. (Photo: Mocha Uson blog/Facebook)

MANILA—Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) member Mocha Uson has opted out from her Tuesday commitment to speak before the Army Senior Leaders’ Conference.

She was supposed to give some points on the “Challenges of a Social Media Personality” in her scheduled 15 minute-talk at the Philippine Army (PA) headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

“The PA received a letter last night (Monday) from Ms. Mocha Uson informing us that she will not anymore attend the Army Senior Leaders’ Conference today (Tuesday). We also learned that Ms. Uson posted a blog explaining to her followers the reasons why she decided not to attend the Army conference,” Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao said.

“The PA fully respects her decision. Her scheduled 15-minute talk will instead be used for open discussions with the two other speakers on the same topic of social media,” he added.

Uson was the lead vocalist of the girl group Mocha Girls who are well known for their sexy song-and-dance number presentations.

The Army’s decision to choose Uson as one of their speakers in their Army Senior Leaders Conference did not sit well with some netizens who repeatedly bashed her and the military on the social media.

“Kaya po minabuti ko na lamang na hindi na dumalo sa Senior Leaders Conference. Sumulat na po ako kay Gen. (Glorioso) Miranda, ang Commanding General ng Philippine Army, para humingi ng paumanhin. Sana po maintindihan niyo ang aking desisyon. Alang-alang po sa Philippine Army–to save our soldiers from being bashed and from divisiveness–magpaparaya na lang po muna ako,” she said in her blog.