- Beauty queen apologized for biting remarks against Mocha Uson
- She wished Uson well in her new job as PCOO assistant secretary
- She also said she will continue to put the spotlight on national issues affecting Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines – Reigning Binibining Pilipinas-International Mariel de Leon has apologized for her tweet blasting Mocha Uson’s appointment as assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operation Office (PCOO) after incurring the ire of the latter’s supporters.
In a tweet, the daughter of Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong clarified she meant no offense and only wanted to bring up national issues affecting Filipinos.
“Like all Filipinos, I love my country and I hope for a better Philippines. With or without a crown, I will continue to show my love for the nation by discussing issues that affect us,” she tweeted. “I apologize to anyone who was offended as it was not my intention to do so. I wish Asec Mocha Uson success in her job. Moving forward, I will use this title as a platform to promote unity for the country.”
In her deleted tweet, De Leon scored Uson’s appointment; saying she was biased and insolent against people who did not agree with her views.
“Biased and disrespectful. She insults those who are against her. I’m not for her, I’m not for the other side (whatever that may be),” she had tweeted. “I love my country so it breaks my heart to know someone like her got a position in the gov’t. There are so many [other] unbiased, educated, and respected (and respectful) people who deserve her place,” she said.
Her tweet earned a response from Uson who promised to “take note of her recommendations”.