President Duterte’s oldest son, the vice mayor of Davao City, Paolo Duterte or “Pulong” has officially resigned as a government official. Pulong made the announcement during a special session of the city council that happened during Christmas Day.
His resignation is effective on the same day, December 25.
What’s the Resign Behind the Resignation?
Upon hearing his resignation, a lot of netizens speculated that this is due to his very public fight with his daughter, Isabelle Duterte. Just recently, Isabelle made waves in the social media world after posting her lavish photoshoot in the Malacañang Palace.
The said photoshoot had people questioning where Pulong got the funds for the very pricey event. After the photoshoot, people also began pointing out the lavish lifestyle of the young woman.
Pulong and Isabelle also had an exchange of verbal criticism against each other, with Isabelle saying that her father is always ruining her Christmas. Last weekend, the family came in hots again after Pulong’s son and his son’s girlfriend were seen having a lavish vacation in Sydney, Australia for the holidays.
Pulong clarified the resign behind his resignation. He explained that the P6.4 billion shabu shipment in the Bureau of Customs together with his fight against her daughter pushed him to make the decision.
There are recent unfortunate events in my life that are closely tied to my failed first marriage. These, among others, include 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.
I hereby tender my resignation as Vice Mayor of Davao City effective today, December 25, 2017.
It is still unknown what Pulong Duterte will do after his controversial resignation. People are speculating that he might be a cabinet member or hold a special position in the government.
What can you say about this? Do you think it is just for Pulong to resign as vice mayor?