MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday morning, December 5, filed her letter of resignation from the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Robredo quit her post as chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), but remains Vice President.
Her 5-paragraph resignation letter was received by the Office of the Executive Secretary at 9:07 am on Monday.
Below is the full text of Robredo's resignation letter:
5 December 2016
Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Dear Mr. President,
I accepted the appointment as Chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) given our shared commitment to the poor and marginalized.
I have exerted all effort to put aside our differences, maintain a professional working relationship, and work effectively despite the constraints because the Filipino people deserve no less.
However, your directive for me to "desist from attending all Cabinet meetings" has effectively made it impossible for me to do my job. Remaining in your Cabinet has become untenable.
With due respect, I am tendering my resignation as HUDCC Chairperson effective immediately.
Maria Leonor G. Robredo