PCSO chair Margie Juico quits
MANILA, Philippines—Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chair Margarita Juico on Thursday tendered her resignation from the PCSO, saying she wants to spend more time with her family.
Her resignation caught her colleagues by surprise.
“It is a good time to do it,” Juico, who has been PCSO chair since 2010, told the Inquirer hours after she submitted her resignation to Malacañang.
“I want to devote more time to my family,” she told the Inquirer.
Malacañang has not responded to her resignation as of 10:40 Thursday night.
Juico said she was leaving the PCSO in sound financial condition, with a P16-billion cash position and with 38 branches nationwide to service as many indigent Filipinos in need of medical services.
She was named PCSO chair by President Aquino in 2010. Before that, Juico was the social secretary of Aquino’s mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, and served for 17 years on the PCSO board.
An Inquirer source claimed that an influential Liberal Party congressman allegedly being groomed to replace her is the real reason behind Juico’s unexpected resignation.—Fe B. Zamora
Originally posted at 12:17 am | Friday, May 9, 2014
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