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MANILA, Philippines - "It's shocking!"
Social media was taken by surprise by the announcement. "Shocked, bewildered, flabbergasted. I didn't knew that's allowed" said @rorounijenni on Twitter.
Like @cocoy, some tweet their speculations on what they think may be the "real" reason behind his resignation, "I'm taking it at face value. I guess he's tired/old age?"
"Always a bad sign when the boss jumps ship!" tweeted @kimgrocott.
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- Rappler.com/compiled by Jyle Sulit with reports from Stacy de Jesus