Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima has resigned, Malacañang confirmed on Thursday.
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella confirmed the resignation in a phone call to GMA News Online.
“Secretary Rodolfo A. Salalima of the DICT has tendered his letter of resignation to the President, citing personal and work-related reasons,” he later said in an official statement.
“As of this date, there is no official word from the Office of the Executive Secretary as to whether the President has accepted Secretary Salalima's offer to resign,” he added.
Salalima is the first secretary of the DICT.
He used to be Globe’s Senior Vice President for Corporate and Regulatory Affairs and the president of the Philippine Chamber of Telecommunications Operators, Inc. (PCTO).
He began his 40-year-old career in ICT as the board director and Corporate and Chief Counsel of Radio Communications of the Philippines (RCPI) and as vice president and head of legal and human relations of International Communications Corporation (renamed Bayantel).
Salalima also authored “Telecommunications in the Information Revolution”, a treatise and lawbook on the national policy on telecommunications published by the UP Law Center in 2015.
Just like Duterte, Salalima is also from San Beda College. He was a Philosophy magna cum laude graduate and Bachelor of Laws cum laude graduate. —NB, GMA News —NB, GMA News