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Robin Padilla resigns as PDP-Laban’s executive vice president

Senator Robin Padilla on Tuesday announced his “irrevocable resignation” as executive vice president of political party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

In a statement, Padilla said he resigned from the party to ensure that he can concentrate on fulfilling his duties as senator.

He, however, said he will stay as a member of PDP-Laban.

“Today, May 29, I tender my irrevocable resignation as EVP of PDP-Laban. That said, I intend to remain a member of the party,” he said.

“As an incumbent senator with a heavy mandate, I am aware that other duties - including my position as EVP of the party - must give way to my ability to fulfill my sworn duty to the people,” he added.

Padilla said PDP-Laban needs an executive vice president who can devote more time to the affairs of the party.

Citing his heavy responsibilities as an elected official, Padilla said it would be better if someone else is in charge of the position. —Joviland Rita/KBK, GMA Integrated News