UST Alumni Circle in Singapore Criticizes Award for Mocha Uson

Alumni of the University of the Philippines based in Singapore were surprised to discover that the Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service to Presidential Communications was given to Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson.
They denounce the said awarding.

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UST Alumni Chapter in Singapore’s (USTACS) stand is that Ms. Uson has been using media to serve political interest and not the real upholding of truth. The UST motto “Veritas in Caritate” or “Truth in Charity” does not reflect the kind of work she had done in the past and even at the present time.

USTACS “Ms. Uson, who is known to purvey fake news for the purpose of advancing her personal agenda, does not embody the core values that real Thomasians uphold,”

They said the citation on Uson’s award by the UST Alumni Association Inc. (USTAAI) was “utterly fallacious and bereft of the truth,” and did not reflect her performance as assistant secretary.

Furthermore, the members of the alumni said Uson “brings not honor but embarrassment to UST as she conveniently bends the truth and uses her government position to purposely attack her opponents and critics of the current administration.”

It adds”Honoring her with this citation is a serious error in judgement and an affront to the sensibilities of a huge segment of the Thomasian community,”

Due to the pressure and backlash from the alumni community USTAAI president Henry Tenedero shall review the need to revoke the decision.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr., meanwhile, said the award validated Uson’s appointment to the government.

For its part, the UST administration said USTAAI was a separate corporate entity from the university.

Meanwhile, UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. said he was not informed of Uson’s award when he was invited to celebrate mass during the alumni homecoming event held over the weekend