“President Aquino thanks outgoing PCSO Chairperson Margarita Juico for her dedicated service to the government and the Filipino people. As an esteemed family friend, President Aquino wishes her well on her decision to end her stint in public service,” Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. confirming the resignation of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chiar.
Reason for the chair’s resignation was not made known to public, however, some speculators say that President Aquino is not happy with the current standing of PCSO. Juico’s resignation will take effect after the President officially accepted her resignation. The outgoing chair was given until the end of month to wrap-up her activities. Some sources say that former Cavite lawmaker Ayong Maliksi will likely to replace the soon to be vacant position in PCSO.
Over the past years of Juico’s leadership, PCSO faced several questioning. Included in the list was the PhP10 million unauthorized salaries and allowance last 2011, and the allegedly zero winner for the PhP249.8 million jackpot last month.
During President Aquino’s administration several appointed officials have voluntarily resigned for failing to hit set goals and targets.