Duterte orders DAP president Elba Cruz to vacate post
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Development Academy of the Philippines President Atty. Elba Cruz to vacate her position after her holdover capacity status expired last June 2017.
“Considering that your Term of Office expired on 30 June 2017 and that you been serving in the DAP Board in a holdover capacity, we now wish to inform you that, upon instructions of the President, your service in such holdover status is hereby discontinued effective immediately,” Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in a letter to Cruz on December 18.
“To ensure uninterrupted delivery, you are hereby directed to turn over all official documents, papers and properties in your possession to the proper office of the DAP,” Medialdea added.
Employees of the DAP had earlier urged Duterte to dismiss Cruz for her frequent personal and official travels.
DAP Personnel Association (Dapper) President Gerald Cruz, in his letter to Duterte, called on the President to replace Atty. Cruz, citing allegations of mismanagement, untoward attitude toward employees and frequent foreign travels.
In a statement, DAP employees thanked Duterte for “finally terminating” Cruz, saying it was the “best Christmas gift” they could receive. /je
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.