MANILA, Philippines- Malacańang announced the resignation of Ricardo David Jr., chief of the Bureau of Immigration, which was accepted by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on July 12 this year.
The resignation of retired army and former chief of the said agency are being linked to various issues including being the subject of complaints of not releasing foreigners who already fixed their problems in the country.
According to Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte in a press conference, David acknowledged his responsibilities on the happenings under his leadership.
“Commissioner David felt that it was but proper for him to take full responsibility for events that may have become known under his leadership of the bureau”, Valte said.
Valte didn’t cite the reason behind David’s resignation but some immigration officials pressed complaints regarding the performance of the former chief in the agency.
Bu in spite of the issues against David, Valte stated their gratefulness for his public service.
“We would like to thank Commissioner David for his service to the country in all the years he has served in the military. When he retired from the service, when he was offered, he did not think twice about going back to public service and we would like to thank him for that,” she said.
Justine May Advincula
Leyte Normal University