Sunday, August 28, 2005

Licuanan resigns as SBMA chair, adviser for Subic-Clark

By Allan Macatuno, Tonette Orejas, Inquirer News Service

(UPDATE) SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- Francisco Licuanan III on Friday confirmed he has resigned as adviser for the Subic-Clark Growth Corridor and as chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority. Licuanan, in a telephone interview with the Inquirer, said his resignation would take effect on August 31.

Asked for his reasons for leaving the government, Licuanan said it would be better that MalacaƱang make the announcement.

The former Ayala Land executive joined the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in September 2004.

Presidential Spokesperson Ignacio Bunye confirmed Friday Licuanan had submitted his resignation letter dated August 25.

"President Arroyo has accepted the resignation with regret [but with] sincere appreciation for his valuable service to the country," said Bunye.

Presidential adviser for Central Luzon Renato Diaz said SBMA administrator Alfredo Antonio would also leave his post to join the monetary board of the Bangko Sentral ng  Pilipinas (central bank of the Philippines).

No comments: