Comelec approves accreditation of Mocha Uson-led party-list

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In October, pro-administration blogger Mocha Uson filed her certificate of nomination and acceptance for the party-list, alongside athlete-turned-beauty queen Michelle Gumabao.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 12) - The Mothers for Change or MOCHA Party-list headed by pro-administration blogger Mocha Uson has been granted accreditation for the May polls by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). 

The poll body on Wednesday said the party-list group met all the requirements for a sectoral organization.

In October, Uson filed her certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA) for MOCHA, alongside athlete-turned-beauty queen Michelle Gumabao. They were the party-list group's first two nominees.

Both drew flak from the public for running under a group that they said would represent mothers, despite not being moms themselves. During her speech in the filing of the CONA, Uson defended her move, saying she assumed the role of a parent to her siblings after her father died and her mother was later diagnosed with cancer.

Meanwhile, the Malasakit Movement party-list led by former government official Celine Pialago was denied accreditation for failing to prove it is representing marginalized and underrepresented sectors, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said.

CNN Philippines correspondent Melissa Lopez contributed to this report.