VM Paolo Duterte of Davao City resigns from post, draws mixed reactions on social media

As Filipinos celebrate Christmas day, vice mayor Paolo Duterte of Davao City made an announcement that caught the public by surprise.

According to the letter released by the vice mayor’s camp, the younger Duterte tendered his resignation effective today because of personal reasons.

In the resignation letter, Paolo Duterte opened by extending his deep sympathies to the families who lost a loved one in the recent tragedies that struck Davao City.

He hinted that this Christmas day has been the most difficult and blamed his failed first marriage as the main culprit.

He also mentioned the BOC scandal and shabu smuggling issues and the public squabble with daughter Isabelle as the other factors of his doom and gloom Christmas.

VM Duterte remarked that while growing up his parents inculcated them the value of ‘delicadeza’ and there is no better time than today to apply what his parents taught him to protect his honor and his children.

Credits to Manila Bulletin for the photo.

Meanwhile, let us round up the reaction of netizens in social media to the news of Paolo Duterte’s resignation. Many lauded the younger Duterte for doing something so rare among Filipino politicians. Some doubted the authenticity of the letter.

Ire-Ann Sellabac:

This is the most ‘with delicadeza’ thing he has done. Something of his father and mother’s integrity shining through. Dili hangol sa pwesto.

James Carlo Balagtas:

Ganyan dapat mga opisyal. Parang sa Japan, pag naiskandalo ang opisyal umaalis sa pwesto. Ramdam mong parang nahihiya pa sya kahit wala naman talaga syang kasalanan. Yung iba dun masangkot lang pangalan sa iskandalo talagang umaalis sa pwesto, eh dito satin?

Yung iba nga dyan, nakulong na lahat lahat nakukuha pang bumalik sa pwesto… Yung iba kakandidato pa ulit. haaay…

Cyl Bomediano:

I salute this man👍such a great move unlike other politicians there kahit nasa kulungan na dada pa ng dada😂😂😂👊👊👊👊

Sergio Carillo:

Walang seal ng city of davao..walang pirma ng taong magresign…IS THIS TRUE??

Armando Luces:

Wweeeee…. Pauso!… Eh wala nga signature nya… Maniwala ako jan….hindi ganyan ja bobo si vice…hahaha..

Upon checking Paolo Duterte’s official Facebook account to verify the news, visitors discover a dead link.

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