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Villar quits as DPWH chief ahead of polls

  • Mark Villar has resigned from his post as secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways
  • His resignation took effect on October 6
  • Villar did not provide a reason for his resignation, but his name has been included in the list of officials running for the Senate in next year’s elections
  • Villar resigned his post as representative of Las Piñas City in 2016 when he accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to become public works secretary

Mark Villar resigned from his post as secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) effective October 6.

“Today is my last day after five years. I’ve officially, I’ve filed my resignation effective Wednesday. So, I’ll be stepping down on Wednesday as your secretary,” Villar told officials and personnel of DPWH during the agency’s flag raising ceremony on October 4.

Villar did not mention the reason for his resignation. However, he has earlier been named as part of the senatorial line-up of political party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

On October 4, PDP-Laban president and energy secretary Alfonso Cusi said Villar, along with three other Cabinet members, will proceed with their senatorial bids for next year’s elections.

Villar in 2016 resigned as representative of Las Piñas City after he accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to become secretary of DPWH.

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