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Magalong resigns as contact tracing czar however Palace says he stays

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(Philstar.com) – January 29, 2021 – 11:12am

MANILA, Philippines — Contact tracing czar Benjamin Magalong tendered his resignation after drawing flak for attending a star party the place visitors flouted quarantine guidelines however he won’t be permitted to vacate the place, Malacañang mentioned.

“We verify that Baguio Metropolis Mayor Benjamin Magalong tendered his resignation as the federal government’s tracing czar,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque informed reporters. “Mayor Magalong’s resignation, nevertheless, has not been accepted.”

“He continues to benefit from the belief and confidence of the management of the Nationwide Process Power (NTF) Towards COVID-19,” Roque additionally mentioned.

Magalong owns errors, guarantees cooperation if gov’t opens probe

In a letter to COVID-19 response chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr., Magalong mentioned he was resigning “to carry myself accountable and do what is important to rectify this misstep,” per a report from ABS-CBN.

“It pains me to see my household, and my constituents, in anguish over this however I’m dedicated [to] maintain myself accountable and do what is important to rectify this misstep,” he additionally mentioned.

The mayor added that he’s “prepared and keen” to cooperate ought to the Nationwide Process Power Towards COVID-19 or the Division of Inside and Native Authorities resolve to open a probe.

Referring to the get together held at The Manor, Baguio Metropolis, for celeb Tim Yap, Magalong once more owned that “a number of lapses within the protocol have been admitted”

“I ought to have performed a right away spot correction of the errors that I witnessed throughout that point,” he mentioned. “A lot as I’ve given my greatest to discharge my duties for the Process Power, this incident has been a reminder {that a} larger normal is all the time anticipated of me.”

— Bella Perez-Rubio with a report from The STAR

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