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Mocha Uson backs out as speaker for PH Army conference

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By Francis Wakefield

The Philippine Army Tuesday, said that Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Board member and social media consultant/blogger Margauz Justiano “Mocha” Uson, backed out as one of their resource speakers during the 10th Senior Leaders Conference at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, from March 20 to 21, 2017.

Mocha Uson (Screenshot from RTVM's Youtube video) / MANILA BULLETIN

Mocha Uson (Screenshot from RTVM’s Youtube video) / MANILA BULLETIN

According to Army Spokesman Colonel Benjamin Hao, they received on Monday night (March 20) a letter from Uson informing them that she will not anymore attend the conference.

Uson was scheduled to speak on Tuesday (March 21) but decided not to go through with it, after the Philippine Army received negative comments for inviting her.

“The criticisms and the bashing that the Philippine Army received is too exaggerated. Our soldiers who are in remote areas of our country, sacrificing their lives and blood for us. Our soldiers do not deserve this bashing. Please have mercy on those who give their life in the name of peace,” Uson said in a blog on her Facebook page.

Hao, in a statement, said “the Philippine Army fully respects her decision,” and added that her scheduled 15-minute talk will instead be allotted for an open discussion with the two other speakers — Pompee La Viña and Abe Olandres.

Hao earlier said the Philippine Army invited Uson to the Senior Leaders Conference to share her ideas on the topic, “The Challenges of a Social Media Personality.”

“The objective of our annual Senior Leaders’ Conference is to promote awareness on security challenges through discussions with resource persons on various disciplines that have impact on national security. The conference discussed a total of 10 different topics,” Hao said.

“The Philippine Army asked Ms. Uson to discuss relevant information and her experiences as a blogger who has 4.8 million likers on her account,” Hao added.

The conference which has a theme: “Embracing Diversity, Building a Strong Army,” was held at the Ricarte Hall, Philippine Army Officers’ Clubhouse in Fort Bonifacio.

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  • Near N

    Nope.. wla lng cya masabi matinu kundi panu bumukaka at kung bkt nangitim ng sobra utong nya.. at bkt sobrang luwag na ng ari nya.. pathetic.. i pity you

    • 2% yellowtards are forever losers!

      • Arnee

        Okay, to give you an overview, PNOY had higher voter percentage compared to Duterte so that makes the Retards 1.8%.

        • Kami mismo buong kamag anak bumuto kay PNOY at ROXAS nung 2010 presidential and vp election. We thought he was the best candidate back then since on media interviews he was able to give straightforward answers than the other candidates pero isang pagkakamali pala dahil ng manalo at magsimula na ang kanyang administrasyon unti unting lumalabas ang mga kapalpakan niya! Lalong dumami ang druga at mga durugista at mga kriminal! Araw araw nababalita sa media mga inosente nabibiktima at napapatay ng mga kriminal! He pardoned Trillanes and since kalabang mortal nito si GMA they persecuted GMA without giving her the due process. Same thing they did to Enrile when Enrile questioned Trillanes sa sikretong pakikipagusap nito sa China! Same thing ginawa nila sa mga senador na maaring makalaban nila pagdating ng 2016 presidential elections! When CJ Corona awarded Hacienda Luisita to the farmers hindi niya tinigilan si Corona hanggang ma impeach ito! Palpak at wala siyang awa sa SAF44 at ni walang ginawa sa mga kawawang OFW na binibiktima ng mga buwaya sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport! Mga kapalpakan sa PDAF at DAP at sa Yolanda! Garapalang kurapsyon sa knayang mga tauhan sa gabinete! Garapalang paninira sa mga kalaban nila sa 2016 presidential campaign at pamimigay pa ng envelope! Akala mo ba ang bumuto kay Binay, Poe at Miriam lahat ngayon sumusuporta sa yellowtards? Sa tindi ng ginawa ng yellowtards kay Binay at Poe lahat ng bumuto sa kanila sumusuporta kay Duterte ngayon! Kaya wala nang natira sa yellowtards iilan na lang nasa 2% na lang siguro! PROOF? Tingnan mo yung EDSA rally ninyong mga yellowtards NILANGAW!

          • Arnee

            My family voted for Aquino and most of us for Duterte but they are not against Aquino because we know for a fact the crimes still exist under Duterte and he has yet to prove himself.

          • Yellow lies and propagandas prevail during marcos time due to absence of tehnology e.g. social media! Sad for yellowtards it is very difficult to spread lies and false propagandas now! Wala nang maloloko iilan na lang kaya resulta NILALANGAW!

          • Arnee

            Sadly, that’s how any government says of their failure, that the opposition lies. But who are in control anyway? It’s not the opposition, it’s the people in power. Meaning, you cannot blame people from outside the government for the mischief in the country. That has been sold so many times that it’s already a hard sell.

  • ER Vasol

    Hiningan siya ng DRAFT ng kanyang speech pero wala siyang maibigay kaya pinalabas na lamang ng nag-back out siya. #MochaFakeNews