NAPC Secretary Liza Maza says they resign to protest against the cancellation of peace talks with Communists and the return to the power of the Marcoses
MANILA, Philippines – National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Liza Maza has resigned from her position, she announced on Monday morning, August 20.
Maza, in a press conference on Monday, said she had already sent her resignation letter to President Rodrigo Duterte.
"Gusto ko lang i-aanunsyo sa araw na ito na kaninang umaga nagsumite na ako ng aking resignation letter kay Presidente Duterte at sinabi ko after nakapag-isip-ako sa buong taon after hinaharass tayo hanggang this weekend I came to the conclusion, I can not work under the circumstances," she said.
(I just want to announce today that I have already submitted my letter of resignation to President Duterte this morning and I said that I have been through this year all year when we were harassed until this weekend and I came to the conclusion, I can not work under the circumstances .)
What she calls her "irrevocable" resignation comes after her assassinations and 3 other leftists were fired by a regional court.
Maza explained that she decided to resign as a protest against the formal termination by Duterte of peace talks with communists. In the past few months, however, the president has expressed openness about the resumption of negotiations.
"It is only through peace negotiations that the door to real change for our country can happen, because here the agreements on economy, sociopolitical realization are concretized. [reform]that will put an end to poverty ", she said in the Filipino.
Maza is also afraid of even more attacks on her, and says that the "right-wing, military" forces have consolidated themselves to strike left like her.
She also opposes the possible return to power of the Marcoses after Malacañang Duterte had announced that he would resign if former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. won his election case against Vice President Leni Robredo, thereby becoming the constitutional successor to the President.
Maza also protests against the return to the power of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, recently installed as a home speaker.
Her departure is the latest shake-up in the Duterte cabinet, following the resignation of Minister of Tourism Wanda Teo and Minister of Justice Vitaliano Aquirre II. However, these two secretaries resigned after controversies that had upseted the president.
Malacañang still has to confirm whether Duterte Maza & # 39; s resignation has been accepted.
Maza was one of the leftists that Duterte had assigned to his cabinet as a confidence-building measure with communists at the beginning of his presidency. – Rappler.com