Mocha Uson appointed OWWA administrator

September 30, 2019
Mocha Uson

Pro-Duterte blogger Mocha Uson  is back in the government.

Uson has been appointed Deputy Executive Director V of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), according to a new list of presidential appointees sent by Malacañang yesterday.

Her appointment was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on September 23, according to the list.

In her radio program, Uson said she will now have more time to focus on the needs of overseas Filipino workers including the creation of a Department for OFWs.

“Mukhang dadami ang puting buhok ko,” she said.

Uson was among the celebrities that heavily campaigned for Duterte in 2016. She was later appointed communications assistant secretary in May 2017 but resigned last year after a string of gaffes and controversies.

She ran as first nominee of the AA Kasosyo Party-list, which Uson said aims to help Filipinos, particularly overseas workers, become successful entrepreneurs.

The party-list group failed to win a seat in  May elections.

The OWWA is the government agency in charge of helping Filipinos working abroad. They assist in helping overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) adjust to life in another countries and are supposed to be the go-to office for any concerns and issues they have with their foreign employers.

The OWWA is under the Department of Labor and Employment.

Uson’s appointment as deputy executive director is her third government position under the Duterte administration.

She was first appointed to the  Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) in January 2017. Some four months later, she was named Presidential Communications assistant secretary.