Another PNoy's admin appointee, resigns from post

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chariman Patricia Licuanan resigned from her post, January 15.

Licuanan, who was appointed during the administration of ex-President PNoy Aquino, announce her resignation during the flag-raising ceremony at the CHED central office in Quezon City.

The chairman said she was asked to resign by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

"Over the weekend I received a call from Executive Secretary Medialdea asking me to resign as chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education. While my term by law ends in July 2018, I have decided it is time to go," said Licuanan.

"It has become obvious that there are persons determined to get me out of CHED by hurling false and baseless accusations against me in what appears to be a fishing expedition and a well-orchestrated move in media," she added.

The resignation of Licuanan came on the same day when Representative Frederick Siao of Iligan delivered his privilege speech and filed a resolution calling for a congressional probe into the alleged delay of the release of the living allowances of 9500 government scholars.

Licuanan admitted logistical issues had hampered the on-time release of the scholars' allowances, including their lack of requirements submitted to CHED. She added only around 4,000 scholars have not yet received their living allowances.

"I must strongly denounce malicious allegations of corruption and mismanagement of funds. It has been my personal commitment to stamp out corruption in CHED since day one, despite the odds and the strong resistance. The K to 12 Transition Program has been implemented with the highest level of ethical stewardship and every peso is accounted for," she said.

Source: RapplerInquirerPolitics