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Duterte accepts DICT undersecretary Rio’s resignation

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of Eliseo Rio, Jr. as undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), according to Malacañang.

“We likewise affirm that the President has accepted the resignation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr.,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement Friday.

Roque also thanked Rio “for his invaluable services to the nation and we wish him well in all his future endeavors.”

It can be recalled that Rio, who led the government’s search for a third telecommunications provider, resigned from his post last January.

“‘Yung situation sa DICT, I cannot work with the undersecretaries at assistant secretaries. They are not involving me. I’m supposed to be Undersecretary of Operations, but they are not involving me in decisions,” he had said.

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