Petilla to resign, says Lacierda

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Energy Secretary Jericho Carlos Petilla. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla will submit his resignation to President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Wednesday.

Lacierda said in a television interview that Petilla has informed him of his planned resignation despite the fact that he was able to bring back electricity to all the towns in “Yolanda”-hit areas except for three far-flung municipalities.

Lacierda said the energy chief has chosen to keep his word.

Earlier, Petilla vowed to resign from his post if power won’t be restored in Yolanda-ravaged areas in the Visayas before Christmas Eve.

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