VICE President and concurrent Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Sara Duterte announced her resignation as a member of the Lakas-CMD party.
In a statement, VP Sara said her resignation is irrevocable, but expressed gratitude to the party and its members for their support for her.
“I am grateful to all the party members for the support that also once demonstrated that unity is possible to advance our shared dreams for our fellow Filipinos and our beloved country,” Duterte said.
She stressed that nothing is more important to her than being able to meaningfully serve her fellow Filipinos and the Philippines — with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. leading the way — and cited what she called her “immutable” commitment.
She hinted that any political powerplay will not hinder her desire to lead and serve her countrymen and her country. “I am here today because of the trust of the Filipino people in me to lead and serve them and the country, and this cannot be poisoned by political toxicity or undermined by execrable political powerplay.”
Duterte likewise called on all of the country’s leader to focus on the work that must be done and leave a legacy of a strong and stable homeland.
The Lakas-CMD is currently headed by House Speaker Martin Romualdez.