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Mocha Uson ‘honored’ to receive award from UST: Di ko ‘to in-expect!

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Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has expressed gratitude to the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association for giving her the Thomasian Award for Government Service.

In a statement Sunday (January 21), Uson said she feels “honored” by the recognition.

“Sa totoo lang po ay wala po akong ine-expect na mga award at hindi ko po hinihingi ito,” she said.

Uson, a medical technology graduate, said she decided to personally receive her award at UST’s alumni homecoming to offer it to her mother, who finished nursing and medicine at the university.

“Inaalay ko din ang recognition na ito sa mga ordinaryong Pilipino na pinagsisilbihan ng Duterte Administration,” she said.

UST Alumni Association President Henry Tenedero told CNN Philippines that Uson was chosen as a recipient of the award so she can “serve as an inspiration to other government workers, regardless of political affiliation.”

The school’s choice of Uson for the award has drawn flak from Thomasians, with the UST Central Student Council saying she does not “embody the ideals of a real Thomasian.”