Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NDRRMC chief Eduardo del Rosario quits due to 'health, family reasons'

From InterAksyon (Apr 29): NDRRMC chief Eduardo del Rosario quits due to 'health, family reasons'

File photo of NDRMMC chief Eduardo del Rosario.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) chief Eduardo del Rosario said he had decided to quit his job because of "health and family reasons."

Del Rosario on Tuesday said he had submitted his resignation letter on April 24 thru Department of National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin.

But it was not yet clear whether President Benigno Aquino III had already accepted Del Rosario's resignation, according to Major Reynaldo Balido, NDDRMC spokesperson. Aquino appointed Del Rosario, a retired Philippine Army general, as the council's executive director on February 4, 2013 replacing Benito Ramos, also a retired general who resigned on February 1, 2013, also due to health and family reasons.

Del Rosario was the commanding general of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division based in Tanay Rizal. He was the head of Task Force Kalihim that conducted the search and retrieval of the remains of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and two pilots on board a Piper Seneca aircraft, which crashed off the shore of Masbate Island on August 18, 2012.


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