Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson addressed the issue that rose with her announcement about studying law this January, adding that she will be taking up non-credited courses.
“Nagpunta po tayo sa AUSL upang alamin ang proseso kung paano po makapag-enroll. Sinabi po ng Dean doon na sa April pa ang PhiLSAT o ang entrance exam para sa Law pero pwede na daw po ako magsimula ng January mag enroll ngunit ito ay non-credited,” Uson said in her Facebook post on November 24.
“Maganda daw na makapag-aral na kaagad ako para bago mag entrance exam may kaunti na po akong kaalaman sa Law. Kaya yun po ang aking gagawin,” she added.
Uson made this statement after her “bashers and trolls” questioned how she would be able to go to law school when she did not even pass the PhiLSAT (Philippine Law School Admission Test).
She said that she was raised by her parents to learn to listen to what other people say, even if they happen to be her critics, so she did and many of those people advised her to study law.
“Binabasa ko din po ang mga komento ninyo sa ating page. Madami po akong nabasa na mag-aral daw po tayo ng LAW. Kaya tayo po ay nag-inquire sa Arellano University School of Law (AUSL),” Uson wrote.
She added that after taking up a medical course to give in to her mother’s wishes, she now plans on taking up law to make her late father’s wish come true.
“hindi naman po kaila sa lahat na ang aking ama ay isang Judge, na binawian ng buhay dahil sa kanyang tuwid na pagpapatupad ng batas. Hanggang ngayon ay naaalala ko po ang kanyang kagustuhan na mag-law ako, kung kaya’t nais ko rin pong pagbigyan ang kanyang kagustuhan na ito kagaya po nang aking pagbigyan noon ang kahilingan ng aking ina na mag-duktor at tinapos ko ang BS Med Tech at umabot ng 2nd year Med Proper,” she explained.
Addressing her bashers who kept telling her that she cannot study law, she slammed other people’s crab mentality.
“Sinabihan nila ako na wala akong alam sa batas at noong gusto ko nang mag -aral bash pa din? Ano ang tawag sa kanila? Ganyan na ba kabulok ang ugali ng ilang kababayan natin? You want to become a better person pero people will still pull you down? No wonder walang nangyayari sa bayan natin, dahil sa ilang mga utak talangka,” she said.
Uson denied going to law school as part of her preparation to run for senator, adding that those who accused her of campaigning early were actually the ones of doing the early campaigning against her.
She cited her being a public servant as a motivation to study law so she will know more about it and help her fellow Filipinos, adding that she would be able to deliver her services more efficiently if she is knowledgeable about the law herself.
“Public Servant po ako, wala naman po sigurong masama kung nais ko pang makatulong sa mga kababayan natin. Kaya din gusto ko pa po mag-aral para alam ko ang pasikot sikot sa batas,” Uson said.
“Meron po akong mga abugado na nasa ating opisina (Social Media Office). Ginagabayan nila ako pero aaminin ko na mas mabilis ang magagawa namin kung alam ko po mismo ang mga termino o ang basic law,” she added.
Uson even quipped that she might even consider studying journalism in the future.
“Matapos ko o hindi ang LAW, ang importante ay matuto tayo. Let us not stop learning habang buhay pa tayo. Sabi nga nila, hindi dapat nagtatapos ang pagdadagdag ng kaalaman. Malay niyo baka sa susunod Journalism naman ang aralin natin,” she said.
Netizens reacted to Uson’s post on November 22 announcing her plans to go to law school in January. Uson was slammed for making the mistake of posting about the non-existent Article 263 of the Philippine Constitution and for being accused of spreading misinformation, such as reposting the article using the wrong Marawi photo, the fake news about 95 UN member states being convinced that there is no EJK in the country, and for sharing the photo of Honduras police while asking for prayers for the Philippine military.