By GENALYN D. KABILING
NATIONAL Youth Commission (NYC) chair Aiza Seguerra has resigned from office for personal reasons, ahead of the expiry of a three-year term.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque confirmed that the Office of the Executive Secretary has received Seguerra’s resignation letter. Roque however could not yet say if President Duterte has accepted Seguerra’s resignation.
Seguerra, an actor and a singer, was appointed to the helm of NYC in August 2016 for a term of three years or until 2019.
In a Facebook post, Seguerra admitted meeting with President Duterte last March 5 to offer resignation and explain the reason behind it. The President was “very understanding and supportive” of the decision to step down, according to the official.
“Para siyang tatay. Nakinig, inintindi at pinalakas ang loob ko. I told him how much I valued his trust and how this experience made me appreciate public service and our public servants,” Seguerra said.
Seguerra, who recently appealed to Congress to push through with the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, also thanked the commission and other government agencies for the support while serving as NYC chair.
“Thank you for believing in me and for making my chairmanship, as short as it may have been, one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life,” the NYC head said.
Seguerra also gave a message to the youth, saying they are the “heart” of the society that “must be heard.” “In this very divisive society, I hope you will lead the country in finding commonalities that will bring us all together. Be kind, always,” the young official said.