No DepEd OIC yet; VP Duterte’s resignation effective July 19

No DepEd OIC yet; VP Duterte’s resignation effective July 19 – Palace

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 01:42 PM June 20, 2024

VP Sara tresigns as DepEd chief, no OIC yet

Vice President Sara Duterte  (Inday Sara Duterte FB page)

MANILA, Philippines — No officer-in-charge has so far been appointed for the Department of Education (DepEd), Malacañang said on Thursday.

The Palace also reiterated that Vice President Sara Duterte’s resignation as education secretary will only be effective on July 19.

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This means Duterte will still serve as the head of the department until her resignation becomes effective.

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“Her resignation will be effective July 19. There is no OIC yet),” the Presidential Communications Office chief, Secretary Cheloy Garafil, told reporters in Filipino.

Duterte resigned on Wednesday as DepEd secretary and vice chair of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.

The vice president attributed her decision to resign to her “true compassion” for teachers and students.

Duterte did not give any other reason.

Both the DepEd and the Office of the Vice President reporters that Duterte would not be accepting queries regarding her resignation, noting that her main focus was ensuring a “proper transition” for the next education secretary.

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