President Duterte has ordered Development Academy of the Philippines president Elba Cruz to vacate her post as her term expired last June.
Duterte ordered Cruz to vacate her post in a letter signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea last Dec. 18 and released to the media Wednesday.
“Considering that your Term of Office expired on 30 June 2017 and that you have been serving the DAP Board in a holdover capacity, we now wish to inform you that, upon instructions of the President, your service in such holdover status is hereby discontinued effective immediately,” Medialdea said.
Cruz was appointed as a member of the DAP Board of Trustees on March 14, 2017 “to serve the unexpired Term of Office that began 01 July 2016 and ended on 30 June 2017.”
The President’s instructions came after DAP employees accused Cruz of unauthorized organizational restructuring, violations of Civil Service Commission rules, continuous threat of mass termination against employees, and frequent foreign travels.
The DAP Personnel Association urged Duterte to fire Cruz last week as they claimed that has been going on “monthly” foreign trips for the past eight months. (Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos)