Makaramdam ka na! Palace tells NYC chair amid resignation calls: Duterte has spoken. You know what to do
Malacañang believes National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema knows what to do amid calls for his resignation following his proposal to strip militant youth of scholarships.
Chief Presidential Counsel and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it is up to Cardema whether or not to step down from his post.
“Iyong call for resignation nasa kanya, if he feels na he is still adequate, alam niya na kung ano ang dapat niyang gawin. Kung sa tingin niya nakakabigat siya sa administrasyon dahil doon sa kanyang mga katataga, eh alam niya rin ang gagawin niya,” he said.
Panelo noted that no less than President Rodrigo Duterte has thumbed down Cardema’s proposal to revoke scholarships of students who take part in rallies.
“‘Di ba siya nga ang nag-e-encourage ng mga tao, mag-rally kayo. Ano ang gusto ninyo ipahayag sa gobyerno, karapatan ninyo iyon,” he said of the President.
Asked what the Palace plans to do with Cardema, Panelo said: “The fact alone that the President has made his statement on the matter, I think that person should know what to do.”
In an interview with reporters in Malacañang Wednesday (February 20), Duterte said students will only be considered an “enemy” if they so overt acts of support for communists, such as providing them money or food.