Mocha Uson joins party-list, wants to pester Makabayan bloc in Congress

Patrick Quintos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 15 2018 04:41 PM

Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Blogger Mocha Uson warned supposed "terrorist sympathizers" at the House of Representatives as she filed her certification of nomination as nominee of Kasosyo party-list on Monday. 

Uson, a former Presidential Communications official, said she wants to be at the House of Representatives, instead of the Senate, to pester the Makabayan bloc in Congress.

"Kaya nga ako pumasok dito para guluhin yang Makabayan bloc. I-Google niyo kung sino yang mga party-list ng Makabayan bloc, tingnan niyo kung sino ang nagtatago sa anyo ng party-list, na mga komunista na mga terrorist sympathizers, ayon kay Mayor Inday Sara," Uson told reporters. 

Earlier, Bayan-Muna party-list Carlos Zarate, who is a reelectionist, said it was Uson's right to throw accusations at them. But in the end, their record speaks for their group. 

"Kami ay tumitindig sa sarili naming record. Mula pa noong 2001 hanggang ngayon, tumitindig itong kampeon ng mga mahihirap, api, senior citizens, at mga kawani ng pamahalaan. Wala itong bahid ng korupsyon," he said. 

Uson wants to run under the banner of the AA Kasosyo party-list, which she said aims to help Filipinos, particularly overseas workers, become successful entrepreneurs.

She said a lot of party-lists wooed her but she decided to be the nominee of Kasosyo because she believes in the group's cause.

 

But Migrante's Arman Hernando, who wants to run as nominee of the Manggagawa Party-list, earlier claimed AA Kasosyo party-list has been tagged in the pork barrel scam. 

Asked about the allegations, Uson and her fellow nominee Teodoro Pastrana, said they do not know anything about it. 

Uson said those who accuse their party-list of being tainted of corruption should just come out with documents to prove their claims. 

"Lahat naman tainted. Yung iba nga d'yan komunista, terrorist sympathizers. Kaya nga tayo nandito para bulabugin ang Kongreso," she said.

Former DAR Secretary Nasser Pangandaman, who represented AA Kasosyo in 2010, has a case at the Ombudsman for allegedly funneling Malampaya funds to bogus non-government organizations of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind. --with a report from Zen Hernandez, ABS-CBN News