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Palace: Sara Duterte resigns as DepEd secretary

By: Jean Mangaluz - | June 19,2024 - 03:22 PM

Vice President Sara Duterte

Vice President Sara Duterte (File photo from the official Facebook page of Inday Sara Duterte)

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte has resigned as the Department of Education secretary, said the Palace on Wednesday.

In a statement to reporters, the Palace said that Duterte did not disclose the reason for her resignation.

Duterte also resigned from her position as the vice chair of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac).

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“At 2:21pm of 19 June 2024, Vice President Sara Duterte, went to Malacanang and tendered her resignation as Member of the Cabinet,  Secretary of the Department of Education and Vice Chairperson of the NTF-Elcac, effective 19 July 2024,” said the Palace.

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“She declined to give a reason why. She will continue to serve as Vice President,” noted Malacañang.

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Duterte has been noticeably absent from Marcos’ events in the past weeks, failing to attend his departure ceremonies to Singapore and Brunei.

She also did not attend various law signing ceremonies in Malacañang, including a law that granted additional allowances to teachers.

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