Mocha Uson to run as independent in 2019 polls

/ 11:17 AM October 10, 2018

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.”

READ: Koko explains why Mocha not in admin Senate slate

“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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