Palace on Gracio’s resignation: ‘We let it be’
By Prince Golez
The resignation of Jerry Gracio from Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) was his “prerogative,” Malacañang said Monday.
Gracio has stepped down from his post as commissioner of the Samar- Leyte languages at the KWF.
“That’s his prerogative and that’s his opinion, we let it be,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised briefing.
In a Twitter post early today, Gracio said he could no longer serve a “fascist government.”
“Napipilitan na lamang akong gampanan ang tungkulin dahil wala kayong itinatalagang kapalit ko,” he further said in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte dated July 11, 2020.
“Bilang manunulat, hindi ko na kinakaya na magsilbi sa isang administrasyon na walang pagpapahalaga sa karapatang pantao at malayang pamamahayag at lantarang nagpapamansag ng fasismo ng Estado.”