Davao Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has resigned from his position Monday, Christmas Day.
In a statement, Duterte said he is resigning from his post effective December 25 out of delicadeza, citing “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 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,” he said.
“When I was growing up my parents never failed to remind us of the value of the time honored principle of delicadeza and this is one of those instances in my life that I need to protect my honor and that of my children…I hereby tender my resignation as Vice Mayor of Davao City effective today December 25, 2017.”
Source: Paolo Duterte FB Page, ABS-CBN Davao