Close  

CHED chair to comply with Duterte order

/ 01:41 AM December 06, 2016
Patricia Licuanan

Patricia Licuanan

Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chair Patricia Licuanan on Monday said she would comply with President Duterte’s order for her to stop attending Cabinet meetings but she would continue her work as head of the commission.

In a statement, Licuanan confirmed that she received a text message from Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. on Sunday relaying Mr. Duterte’s instructions that she stop showing up in his Cabinet meetings starting Dec. 5.

ADVERTISEMENT

Also barred from attending Cabinet meetings was Vice President Leni Robredo, prompting her to resign as chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.

Evasco cited Robredo and Licuanan’s “irreconcilable differences” with the Duterte administration as the reason for the President’s decision not to allow the two women to attend the Cabinet meetings.

FEATURED STORIES

“I assured Secretary Evasco that I would comply. In the meantime, I will continue my work as chair of CHEd,” said Licuanan, whose fixed term does not end until 2018. She is an appointee of then President Benigno Aquino III.

Under Republic Act No. 7722, also known as the Higher Education Act of 1994, the CHEd chair and four commissioners have a fixed term of four years, without prejudice to one reappointment. —JOCELYN R. UY

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Benigno Aquino III, Ched, Commission on Higher Education, Duterte Cabinet meetings, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, HUDCC, Jun Evasco, Leni Robredo, Leoncio Evasco Jr., Noynoy Aquino, Patricia Licuanan, Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.