Malacañang has yet to receive word about the reported resignation of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa.
This was after The Manila Standard Today quoted an anonymous source Friday saying that Caguioa tendered his resignation last week.
“Wala po tayong impormasyon hinggil diyan,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said Saturday on Radyo ng Bayan.
The Standard report said Caguioa met with President Benigno Aquino III last Thursday to explain his resignation pointing out that he wanted to focus on his private law firm.
Caguioa is a senior partner of the Caguioa and Gatmaytan law office.
Aquino appointed Caguioa, who was his classmate at the Ateneo de Manila University, as his top legal aide in January 2013.
Caguioa replaced Eduardo de Mesa who was then transferred to government-owned and controlled corporation Bases Conversion Development Authority.
Just last month, Aquino let go of one key member of his legal team — former deputy executive secretary for legal affairs Michael Aguinaldo. Aguinaldo was appointed to the Commission on Audit, which carries a fixed seven-year term.