Student Council in UST, Condemns UST-AAI Recognition to “Mocha” Uson

Following the recognition of the UST Alumni Association Inc. (UST-AAI) to Margaux “Mocha” Uson as the recipient of for Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service, a group of student in UST revealed their disappointment and condemning the decision.

Uson is the current Communications Assistant Secretary as appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

From the latest shared news information online, the recognition given by the UST-AAI to Communications Assistant Secretary “Mocha” Uson drew some criticism from a group of student in the University of Santo Tomas (UST). According to the group, she does not deserve the Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service because of spreading “fake” news online.

They are urging the giving body to revoke the award they gave Uson.

“We, the Artlets Student Council, urge the UST-AAI to revoke the award given to Uson,” said the student council of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (ABSC) in a released statement on their official Facebook page on Sunday night as quoted by

“We condemn any form of false information given by individuals such as herself,” the group added.

“The ABSC still highly believe that she does not deserve to receive any form of award, which entails a reward for her merits; let alone be recognized by the University as a notable alumni,” the statement ended.

The group of student believed that the Communications Assistant Secretary is giving false information to the public through her blog due to providing “fake” news online.

In line with this issue, the UST-AAI however gave their explanation on why they recognized “Mocha” for such award. As detailed on the news, she is eligible for the award because the main criteria qualify her as a graduate student of the university and an active government employee.

The UST Central Student Council (CSC) likewise condemned the decision of the UST-AAI as soon as they learned about the recognition.


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