The Bureau of Customs yesterday debunked viral social media reports that said singer and blogger Margaux “Mocha” Uson was appointed as its social media consultant.
The BoC, through its official Twitter account, said Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has not appointed Uson to the position but he reportedly told her that she can write about the agency in her blog.
“Comm. Nicanor Faeldon will not appoint Mocha Uson as BoC social media consultant. But she can write articles about BoC on her blog,” the BoC said.
Reports on Uson’s appointment became viral yesterday morning.
Reports about Uson’s appointment as chief of the BoC Public Information and Assistance Division first circulated Wednesday night after she published on her blog an exclusive interview with the Customs Commissioner.
When asked for confirmation yesterday morning, BoC Chief of Staff lawyer Mandy Anderson said that Faeldon has yet to sign any papers regarding Uson’s appointment.
“No comment for the meantime. No papers have yet been signed by the commissioner. Thanks,” she said.
Uson’s alleged appointment caused an uproar among Twitter users.
While most Twitter users received the new negatively by questioning her competence and abilities, some backed Uson and asked everyone to give the singer a chance to prove her worth.
The 34-year-old Uson, originally known as a singer, dancer, and leader of the group “Mocha Girls,” became more known to the public as a supporter of President Duterte. (Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos)