The Bureau of Customs denied the initial reports by ABS-CBN News that it has hired online personality Margaux “Mocha” Uson to be its social media consultant on Thursday, August 4, 2016.
“Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon will not appoint Mocha Uson as BOC Social Media Consultant but she can write articles about BOC on her blog,” Customs information office said in a statement posted on Twitter.
JUST IN: Comm. Nicanor Faeldon will not appoint Mocha Uson as BOC Social Media Consultant but she can write articles about BOC on her blog.
— Bureau of Customs PH (@CustomsPH) August 4, 2016
In a media interview, Faeldon said he had been misquoted: “She wanted to help us disseminate the information, anything that has to do with BOC. Mocha is a very active blogger so I also asked her to please help us disseminate our reform agenda through her blog.”
“She advised also on how to improve our social media activities. But there is no official appointment. We invite everyone, you can also help us if you want. It’s a voluntary act on her part,” he added.
Meanwhile, netizens expressed mixed reaction about the news on Twitter. Some questioned Uson’s qualification for the position.
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