Carandang denies he’s resigning

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Strategic Communication Secretary Ricky Carandang: Not resigning. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Strategic Communication Secretary Ricky Carandang on Thursday branded as “intrigue” a report that he was quitting, even as Malacañang said that Carandang continued to enjoy President Aquino’s trust.

“I’m not resigning. I’m happy doing work for the President and the country,” Carandang said in a text message. “This kind of intrigue comes with the territory.” He said he didn’t know who the source of the “intrigue” was.

A broadsheet reported that Carandang—who was working as a news anchor at ANC (ABS-CBN television channel) before being tapped to join the President’s communication team in July 2010—was quitting to return to private life.

In Malacañang, he subs for presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda when the latter is unavailable for press briefings.

Lacierda made light of the report about Carandang’s resignation.

“I have not seen any resignation letter. So I don’t know where that story came from. And I think Secretary Carandang has already been interviewed in a radio outlet and he stated that he never filed any resignation letter,” he said.

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  • speaksoftlylove

    Yang mga ganyan klaseng prevaricators hindi na dapat pinagreresign.

    Dapat dyan sinisipa na lang. Maliban sa pasimuno ng intriga, dagdag gastos at pabigat lang kay Juan dela Cruz. Ang alam ko siya yong may pakulo ng “PNoy-Legarda lobot story.” Ayon bumaliktad ang resulta, imbes pasikatin si PNoy lalong nagmumukhang timawa.

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe….tsismis pala ang kanyang job, eh?

    • ARIKUTIK

      Dati ng mukhang timawa. Mini make-up-pan lang ng miscom. Nag Showbizz director ang Pwesidente……. weeeeee…… >>>>>>>>>>>

  • Rovingmoron

    It’s only clear that there’s politics everywhere. Professional jealousy or “inggit” is something that comes with the territory. If Carandang will keep quiet, the more that the Palace Press Corps will try to sow intrigues and make up stories for public consumption. I suspect that one of his colleagues may have a hand in this intrigue. That person feels that Carandang is making “sapaw” of him.

    • speaksoftlylove

       Intrigues? Siya nga ang numero unong gumagawa ng intriga. Huwag kang magalala kahit mapalitan siya ng taong “makes sapaw” of him may matitira pa naman siyang trabaho sa palasyo and that is… bugaw.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Malacañang is a snake pit. Never know who’s going to stab or sting you in the back. But Ricky will always have a place in ABS-CBN as a news anchor. Or Solar TV.

  • Benigno the Turd

    daming iiyak na nagco-comment dito sa Inquirer. eto lang nagbibigay ng suweldo sa kanila. dont worry daw, you pro-noy bloggers can go back to sucking carandangs chubby asap.

  • doodzie

    Sayang naman ,, 

  • http://www.facebook.com/cors.guiao Cors Guiao

    One of the “bright boys” governing our country.

  • ARIKUTIK

    Ng bumulusok pababa ang rating ni Penoy ay minura ang miscom group….nya …hahaha…. the Boy AB will become a lameduck Pwesident who’s accomplishment is only hiding under the skirt of GMA. An Abnoy brain can not be hidden forever….. Mag jump ship ang Miscom, the boat is sinking ……   

  • Ralph L

    he was paid by ABS to stay in the palace… or else wala na silang source. Diba Ces?

  • Fulpol

    he don’t really know how to communicate… fire him…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMRXSOYS6ZCDDW43HZ4Z2XKVMQ BrAX82

    Silent yung mga nasa Payroll ni Ricky Ah… making sure ba muna na di sila mawawalan ng trabaho bago magpost ulit dito? Hehe.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    nasaan dito ung call center agents ni carandang???defend your boss!!!

  • Viktorio Ungasis Coronel

    Manay Ricky, senyales na yan na mag resign ka na. Ganyan diba ang boss mo sa iba na ayaw nya? May pachismis na magreresign na pero di pa naman talaga? Pero dahil napahiya na nag resign na.

  • kilabot

    who cares. 
    he is a non-issue. 

  • whyinthisworld

    If you think you have ballsssss, don’t resign but be sure that you know what you are doing. Remember people are watching you.

  • boybakal

    I am not resigning….I am happy doing work for the President and the country…Carandang said.
    Well, you are happy but most of the country are not happy in your work, I don’t know the President.

  • paulino castillo

    better resign and other cabinet member. palpak in handling sabah issue.. there must be land for the sultanate of sulu. give him 1/3 of sabah and 2/3 for malaysia.. fair?

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