Department of Transportation and Communications Undersecretaries Dante Velasco, Gilcerio Sicat, Ruben Reinoso have resigned their position effective end of June while Assistant secretary Raquel Desiderio asked to be relieved from her position as head of the Land Transportation Office. Desiderio though will remain with the Department of Transportation and Communication. The resignation comes after their boss Ping de Jesus quit his position as Secretary of the DOTC.
The undersecretaries have quit to give way to a new team at DOTC. Velasco and Sicat will both remain with the government, according to ABS-CBN news. The former is headed to a job with the Office of the Executive Secretary, while Sicat is going to the National Economic Development Authority.
De Jesus indicated his reason for resigning is to retire having spent much of his life in public service.