In a surprising turn of events, University of Santo Tomas (UST) Alumni Association just announced that they just granted Mocha Uson the Thomasian Award for Government Service.

According to UST Alumni Association President Henry Tenedero, Uson was given the award to serve as an inspiration to other government workers, regardless of political affiliation.

Past winners of the award include:  former Philhealth president and CEO Dr. Rey B. Aquino (2011), and former Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio M. Umali (2016).

Uson served as a board member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) from January 27, 2017 until her appointment as assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in May.

Meanwhile, here are the reactions from netizens:

“is this some kind of a sick joke, UST?”

“The group’s obviously sucking up. Like every other group does to whoever is at the top, be it dilawan or not. #RealityBites

“Asec mocha deserves to be recognized. Well even with or without recognition pipol loves her esp our ofw’s. Mtagal ng alm ng tao yan kung cnung tunay na ngmamalasakit at ngttrabho ng tapat para sa pilipino.”

“LOST MY RESPECT TO USTE 😂 DEFINITELY AF”

“Lols UST? Asan ang excellence standards nyo by doing this?”

“that’s not an issue with or without an award most importantly mocha did her job well.”

What is your reaction to this? Do you agree with the UST Alumni Association in giving Asec. Uson the award? Comment below!