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Philippines’ VP Sara Duterte quits Cabinet

MANILA (Xinhua) – Philippine Vice President Sara Duterte on Wednesday tendered her resignation as secretary of the Department of Education, Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil said.

(FILES) Philippines’ Vice President Sara Duterte speaks during the kick-off rally for the New Philippines movement at Quirino Grandstand in Manila on January 28, 2024. PHOTO: AFP

In a statement, Garafil said Duterte tendered her resignation as a member of the Cabinet during a visit to the presidential palace on Wednesday afternoon. “She declined to give a reason why. She will continue to serve as vice president. We thank her for her service,” Garafil said.

Garafil told reporters that Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos has accepted Duterte’s resignation.