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Dela Rosa, Go back Sara’s resignation as DepEd secretary 

SENATORS Ronald Dela Rosa and Christopher Lawrence Go expressed full support for Vice President Sara Duterte after her surprise resignation as the Department of Education (DepEd) secretary on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

In a statement, Dela Rosa said he hoped Duterte “finds peace and comfort in her present situation.”

The former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief highlighted his long-standing respect for the vice president. “Having known VP Sara since she was little, I have always admired her selflessness and unconditional love for our country,” he stated in a Facebook post.

He refrained from speculating on Duterte’s reasons for resigning but expressed confidence that the decision “was well thought of” and prioritized the nation’s best interests. “Whatever her reason may be, I believe it was a choice that took into consideration the best interest of our people, as has always been characteristic of her,” Dela Rosa said.

The senator pledged his unwavering support for Duterte’s future endeavors. “Whatever future decisions she is going to make to better serve the country, regardless of function and position, I am always here to support her,” he declared.

Dela Rosa emphasized his belief in Duterte’s commitment to her role as vice president. “I fully trust that she will continue to fulfill her mandate as the Vice President of the Philippines and help uplift the lives of every Filipino,” he stated. 

He concluded by praising Duterte’s integrity, calling it the “defining characteristic” of her leadership.

Meanwhile, Go echoed Dela Rosa’s sentiments as he lauded the vice president’s commitment to public service. 

In a statement released on June 19, 2024, Go said, “From the very beginning of her public service journey, I have witnessed her unwavering commitment to the well-being of our Filipino teachers and students,” Go stated. “Her leadership has been marked by competence, strength, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact.”

Go acknowledged her efforts to improve education and empower Filipino youth. He also commended her continued service as vice president and her unwavering dedication to the Filipino people.

Echoing Duterte’s sentiment that “there is always a time for everything,” Go said her decision to step down from DepEd was made with the best interests of the country in mind.

“I understand and respect your decision to prioritize the needs of our nation at this crucial time,” Go affirmed. “Your unwavering commitment to the Filipino people remains steadfast, and I stand by your side in your continued service as vice president.”



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