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Aquino accepts DFA chief Del Rosario’s resignation

/ 06:01 PM February 08, 2016
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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Benigno Aquino III has accepted the resignation of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario.

In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said: “According to Executive Secretary Secretary Ochoa, President Aquino has accepted the resignation of Foreign Affairs Seecretary Albert del Rosario effective 7 March 2016.”

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According to reports, the 76-years-old del Rosario is resigning due to health reasons.

He is said to hand over his post to DFA Undersecretary for International and Economic Relations Laura del Rosario.

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Del Rosario has been suffering from a spinal problem for the past two years.

Since 2012, rumors of his resignation were reported, saying the country’s foreign affairs chief will rejoin the private sector.

READ: Del Rosario staying put

He remains to be the richest member of the Cabinet, with his net worth in 2014 reaching P838 million. JE

READ: Highest paid Cabinet member gave pay away

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