DAR chief says he will step down if asked by Aquino

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes

MANILA, Philippines–Under fire anew from farmers demanding his head, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes on Thursday offered to step down if President Benigno Aquino III thinks he’s become ineffective.

Hunger-striking farmers protesting his alleged failure to deliver on Aquino’s promise to them six months ago sought a meeting with other Cabinet officials Thursday afternoon to ask for his “head on a platter,’’ Delos Reyes said.

“If the President says it’s time for me to go because you’re ineffective, whether because you’re not doing your job or because of what has happened, I’m prepared to go. I did not want this job. But I think it’s my duty to do it,’’ Delos Reyes said in an interview at the Philippine Daily Inquirer office.

“If the President tells me you’re ineffective, I won’t ask for another position. I just want to go back to my former life,’’ he added.

Delos Reyes, a lawyer by profession, said he has communicated his stand to the President through a memorandum. He did not disclose the contents.

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  • kilabot

    lahat ng opisyales ay dumi-dede kay noykapon. di makagalaw sa sarili. 
    another normal pervert.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    pwede ka namang mag-kusa, bakit mo pa hihintayin?

  • popeyee

    Then wait for Pnoy to fire you..

  • popeyee

    Di kaya mas maganda if you resign then wait for Pnoy to tell you na wag mag -resign dahil effective naman ang pamamalakad mo?

  • EdgarEdgar

    “DAR Chief says he will step down if asked by Aquino”

    In the same vein, DAR Chief will only stop conniving with hacienderos and depriving peasant farmers of land if asked by Aquino.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    Do we need someone to tell us that we are ineffective before resigning?

  • zeroko

    Many of PNoy’s proteges are nothing, absolutely useless. They are there just for the prestige and nothing more. PNoy should remove Roxas as DILG. He is not effective especially on illegal drugs.When Roxas was the head of DOTC, he mess up the procedures and appointments of new officers in that perticular department, and consequently, the process of issuing permit on the replacement of old taxi has been delayed. I have one unit which I applied to replace my old taxi. I bought it last December 15, 2011 and one year has passed an still I do not have my permit to operate. Fortunately, I bought it in cash, but if it was a monthly amortization, I could have failed in my dues. This is how stupid our political appointees are. Useless. PUro blah blah blah!

  • Your_King

    This is how Aquino Administration works…it doesn’t! Aquino sits around and tells people to do things without having a major hand in any of the work and he expects everyone else to do the job for him. And when it doesn’t work out, he blames others and makes excuses.

  • disqusted0fu

    DAR chief is confident that Aquino will not ask him to step down because he is doing a good job in securing the ill gotten wealth of the Cojuangcos and keeping them still within the family.

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