- National Youth Commission chairperson Aiza “Ice” Seguerra has resigned
- She cited “personal reasons” in his Facebook post
- Seguerra said she met with the President to personally tender her resignation
MANILA, Philippines – Aiza ‘Ice’ Seguerra has resigned as chairperson of the National Youth Commission effective this coming April 5.
Without going into details, the singer-actress cited ‘personal reasons’ as behind her resignation.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Seguerra said she met with President Rodrigo Duterte last March 5 to tender her resignation because she wanted to personally tell him the reason.
“Knowing how social media can exaggerate or twist the truth, I wanted to make sure that he’s going to hear it from me. He was very understanding and supportive of my decision,” wrote Seguerra.
The President spoke and listened to her like a ‘father’, she said.
“I told him how much I valued his trust and how this experience made me appreciate public service and our public servants,” Seguerra said.
Seguerra went on to thank her colleagues at the commission and all the agencies she had worked with over the past one-and-a-half year.
“Thank you for believing in me and for making my chairmanship, as short as it may have been, one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life,” she added.
The former child star ended her post with a message to the Filipino youth: “Sa kabataang Pilipino, napakarami kong natutunan sa inyo [To the Filipino youth, I learned a lot from you]. Kayo ang puso ng lipunan [You are the heart of the society] and you must be heard. In this very divisive society, I hope you will lead the country in finding commonalities that will bring us all together.”