Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Kanino nakasalalay? Finality of VM Paolo Duterte's resignation depends on one person's approval

Despite announcing it before the city council of Davao City, the recent resignation of the city's Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is not yet final.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte | Photo from Google

This was according to his sister, Sara Dutertethe Davao City Mayor.

On a press conference during Christmas day (December 25), Mayor Sara Duterte said to media that the city Vice Mayor's resignation will only take effect as soon as it was accepted by their Father, President Rodrigo Duterte.

Mayor Sara, a lawyer, said “only the President can accept the resignation of the Vice Mayor”.

She also said that currently, Paolo Duterte is on leave from the Office of the Vice Mayor as they await for the decision of the President’s decision.

When asked whether or not their Father will accept the Vice Mayor's resignation, the Mayor simply said: “Best if you ask the President about his reaction.”

'Section 45(a) of the Local Government Code (Republic Act 7160) provides that permanent vacancies in the sangguniang panlalawigan or sangguniang panglungsod of highly urbanized cities and independent component cities will be filled by the President, through the Executive Secretary', report says.

Based on his speech made on Christmas day, the Vice Mayor said it was prompted by the controversies surrounding his first marriage.

Rumors involving his alleged connection to smuggling and his social media brawl against his daughter with Sumera, Isabelle were only among them.

“The other person in this failed relationship is incorrigible and cannot be controlled. And I take responsibility for all that as a result of a wrong decision to marry at a young age”, Paolo said as though giving a clue that his ex-wife may have had knowledge relating to the controversies of which his name was dragged upon.

Paolo's sister, Sara Duterte, said she and their father, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, were both aware about the Vice Mayor's decision long before he made the announcement.
President Rodrigo Duterte | Photo from Google

Source: Politiko

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