Must Watch: Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte Resigned Out of Delicadeza

Presidential son and veteran politician in Davao City, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte tendered his resignation on Monday, December 25, 2017, citing two controversies which implicated him. The resignation of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte was announced personally by the Vice Mayor in front of the City councilors during a special session held today.

According to Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte he is "taking responsbility for all that has happened," in Davao City.

The Vice Mayor was referring to the smuggling allegations at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) wherein he was implicated by Sen. Trillanes, and the "very public squabble" with his daughter, Isabelle Duterte, her daughter during his first failed marriage.

Watch the Resignation of VM Paolo Duterte:

VM Duterte's resignation surprised the Councilors who attended the special session, the session was meant to deliberate on Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's proposal to release funds for families hit by tropical storm Vinta.

Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte will be replaced by Majority Floor Leader Councilor Bernard Al-Ag according to Mayor Sara Duterte who already knew the planned resignation of his brother from public service.

The Davao City Vice Mayor's resignation will be effective, once the resignation letter will be accepted by the Office of the President because it is only the Office of the President who can accept the resignation letter, Mayor Inday Sara explained.

Here's the Complete Text of VM Paolo Duterte's Resignation Letter:

Good Morning

I would like to extend deepest sympathies to all the families who lost a loved one, those who lost their jobs and those who were affected by the floods because of typhoon Vinta. 

It is difficult Christmas day for may Dabawenyos including myself but we are strong and resilient and we shall move forward. 

There are recent unfortunate events in my life that are closely tied to my failed first marriage. These among others, include the maligning of my reputation in the recent name dropping incident in the Bureau of Customs smuggling case and the very public squabble with my daughter. The other person in the this failed relationship is incorrigible and cannot be controlled. And I take responsibility for all that has happened as a result of a wrong decision to marry at a very young age. 

When I was growing up my parents never failed to remind me of the value of the time honored principle of delicadeza and this one of those instances in my life that I need to protect my honor and that of my children. 

I am grateful to all the Dabawenyos for your support to my office and I look forward to the day that I will be able to serve our country again. 

I hereby tender my resignation as Vice Mayor of Davao City effective today December 25, 2017. 

Thank you, 

Source: Davao City Mayor's Office

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