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Liza Maza resigns from Duterte Cabinet

Liza Maza

National Anti-Poverty Commission Sec. Liza Maza announces her resignation during a news conference. INQUIRER / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Anti-poverty chief Liza Maza has resigned from office.

Maza announced on Monday that she has already submitted her resignation letter to President Rodrigo Duterte.

In a statement, Maza bared that the termination of peace talks between the government and the communist rebels had been a factor in her decision to step down from office.


“Gayunpaman, ang pinakamahalagang dahilan ng aking pagbitiw ay ang ganap na pagkansela ni Pangulong Duterte sa usapang pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng GRP at NDFP na kanyang ipinahayag noong ika-14 ng Agosto,” Maza said.

“Kinitil nito ang natitira kong pag-asa na magbubunga ang usapang pangkapayapaan sa makabuluhang repormang sosyo-ekonomiko at pulitikal na siyang magwawakas sa laganap na kahirapan at digmaan sa ating bansa,” she also said.

Maza was recently ordered arrested along with three former leftist lawmakers for double murder charges in connection with election related violence in 2006. However, a trial court in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija junked the charges due to weak evidence. /je

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