Aquino ally quits PCSO
Malacañang does not say why Margarita Juico resigned, but those close to her cite the pronouncements of a defeated Liberal Party bet that he's been promised the job

RESIGNATION. PCSO Chairperson Margarita Juico. File photo from PCSO website

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Friday, May 9, announced that President Benigno Aquino III has accepted the resignation of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chair Margarita Juico.

Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said Juico’s resignation would take effect “upon formal written acceptance by the President in accordance with established procedures.”

Coloma said in a statement that Aquino thanked Juico, who also served the administration of his mother, the late President Corazon C. Aquino.

“President Aquino thanks outgoing PCSO Chairperson Margarita Juico for her dedicated service to the government and the Filipino people….As an esteemed family friend, President Aquino wishes her well on her decision to end her stint in public service,” he said.

Coloma did not give any details on the reason behind Juico’s resignation but according to a Rappler source close to Juico, she quit for a “combination of reasons,” among them, the reported pronouncements made by a defeated Liberal Party bet to PSCO staffers that he’s been promised the position. 

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