Despite ‘confrontation,’ Duterte didn’t ask ex-GSIS chief to resign – Palace 
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Despite ‘confrontation,’ Duterte didn’t ask ex-GSIS chief to resign – Palace 

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:52 PM July 04, 2019
Despite ‘confrontation,’ Duterte didn’t ask ex-GSIS chief to resign – Palace 

Resigned GSIS President Jesus Clint O. Aranas. (Photo from the GSIS website)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte did not ask Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President Clint Aranas to resign, Malacañang said Thursday.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo announced Wednesday that Duterte has accepted the resignation of Aranas, a day after the GSIS chief told the President he was quitting his post.

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“The President just accepted the resignation,” Panelo said in a Palace briefing.

Panelo said Aranas resigned for “personal reasons.”

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“I don’t think we can dwell on the privacy of the person,” he said, referring to Aranas.

The President’s mouthpiece released a statement Wednesday night, saying Duterte had lost confidence in Aranas, only to retract the statement two hours after.

READ: Palace: Duterte accepts resignation of GSIS chief

An Inquirer report said Duterte himself confronted Aranas after Monday’s Cabinet meeting as the President accused the official of being untruthful in claiming that Enrique Razon-led International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) had not been paying rent.

READ: GSIS board seeks recall of land sale

Did Duterte ask him to resign?

Panelo said, “No. He did not.” (Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)

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