Philippines Report

Mocha Uson denies she was detained in Kuwait over OFW rescue video

Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Tuesday dismissed rumors that she was detained in Kuwait over the online posting of videos showing diplomatic staff conducting a rescue of distressed overseas Filipino workers in the gulf state.

“Ako na-detain? Hindi po totoo ‘yun, hindi po ako na-detain, hindi po ako kasama sa rescue, wala po akong in-upload, wala po akong shinare na video,” she said in an ambush interview after the #RealNumbersPH forum in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

“…Pangalawa, kagagaling lang po natin ng Boracay para magbigay ng updates sa Boracay rehabilitation, ayun ‘yun lang po, hindi po ako nakulong,” she added.

Four Filipino drivers who were detained after figuring in the Philippine embassy's controversial action were released by the Kuwaiti government earlier this month.

Kuwait called the staff's actions “inappropriate behavior.” Despite Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's apology, it expelled Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa and recalled its envoy in Manila over the incident. (GMA News)

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