Maybe he was enlightened recently – Malacañang on Salalima resigning due to conflict of interest
Malacanang is adamant that former Information and Communication Secretary Rodolfo Salalima quit his post because of delicadeza.
On why Salalima, a brilliant lawyer, waited 14 months to quit due to conflict of interest, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said: “Maybe, revelation. Maybe he was enlightened recently.”
In a briefing, Abella said Salalima handed his resignation to President Rodrigo Duterte two weeks ago citing “personal and work-related” reasons.
“The keyword there was ‘delicadeza.’ He used to work with another IT company,” Salalima said.
“I think to avoid being misconstrued, and I think he submitted his resignation,” he added
Duterte himself cited “delicadeza” as the reason why his classmate at San Beda Law School decided to quit.
Duterte was fully aware that Salalima was a long-tme executive of the Ayala Group, specifically its mobile phone concern Globe Telecom.
Duterte chose him because he felt the 69-year old Salalima’s expertise would help implement his goal to improve communication services in the country.