What’s wrong with a sexy Assistant Secretary?

What’s wrong with a sexy Assistant Secretary?

- in Opinion
@Jon Joaquin
File photo by Robinson Niñal, Presidential Photo

Here’s a story of someone who made something of herself despite (or maybe because of) what other people thought of her:

In 1995, Visitacion Parado resumed her education and enrolled in Saint Joseph’s College, Quezon City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2000. In 2001, she was accepted into the Master of Arts in psychology with a concentration in counseling psychology program at Ateneo de Manila University. She completed all academic requirements and is now working on her master’s thesis. She is also teaching psychology at Saint Joseph’s College. (From Wikipedia)

You don’t know who Visitacion Parado is? Maybe you’ll recognize her by her screen name: Tetchie Agbayani. She may be a professor now, but there was a time she made headlines when she posed nude for German Playboy. She was slut-shamed for that and for movie roles that were considered “indecent.” But now she teaches psychology, and as far as I know there have been no complaints from her students’ parents. Apparently they know that being a sexy star and a psychologist are not mutually exclusive.

Think about that the next time you lash out at Mocha Uson and her recent appointment as Assistant Secretary at the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). In the first place, what wrong with having a sexy ASec, one with a storied past? All of us have our little secrets; at least Mocha’s past is open for all of us to see.

Which brings me to the second point: Mocha’s past — including her stint as a sexy performer,  her academic background, and the tragedy that befell her family that pushed her to support President Duterte — is literally just a Google search away.

Go ahead, Google Mocha. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find.


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