MANILA, Philippines – Immigration chief Ricardo David Jr has resigned, Malacañang announced on Tuesday, July 16.
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said President Benigno Aquino III has accepted David’s resignation, which was dated July 12.
David, a retired Army general, was the first Armed Forces chief of staff to be appointed by President Aquino. His predecessor, Gen Nestor Ochoa, was a transition chief of staff before Aquino formally assumed office on June 30, 2010.
David served as Armed Forces chief for 9 months only. He is from Pampanga but was assigned for a long time in Tarlac, the President’s home province.
Valte did not state the reasons for David’s resignation, but various Immigration officials have complained about David’s lackluster performance in the agency. – Rappler.com