Mocha Uson to run as independent in 2019 polls
Former Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson will be running as an independent candidate in the 2019 midterm elections.
“Independent ako (I will be an independent),” Uson said in a news forum on Wednesday.
Uson made the disclosure after Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III announced that she won’t be included in the senatorial slate of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Pimentel is president of the PDP-Laban.
Asked earlier why Uson was not in the PDP-Laban lineup, Pimentel said: “[It’s] self-explanatory.”
“Nasabi naman ni Senator Koko na it’s self-explanatory. Independent ako (Senator Koko already said it’s self-explanatory. I will run as an independent),” Uson said.
Uson said that she was still not sure whether to seek a seat in the Senate or in the House of Representatives. /cbb
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