Rep. Singson’s letter: “I am tendering my resignation as congressman for the sake of my countrymen”

I was just at the House of Representatives this afternoon and while waiting for the 4:00 PM session to open/close, I talked with one of the staff there on Merceditas Gutierrez impeachment proceedings, absentee congressmen and Rep Singson. He was of the opinion that Singson should resign before his colleagues initiate any move. True enough, a few minutes later, he delivers his resignation letter:

“I am resigning as a member of the House of Representatives in humble recognition of the nobility in character and purpose of the majority of my colleagues who kept their peace and prayed while waiting for the conclusion of my case in Hong Kong.”

“I am resigning not because I am succumbing to the pressure of the noisy few among my honorable colleagues. My resignation is a fulfillment of my promise to my father,” he said.

He likewise thanked his fellow congressmen for their “continued friendship and moral support.” He said he chose to quit his post “for the sake of the Filipino people.”

“I am tendering my resignation as a congressman for the sake of my countrymen, the Filipino people, especially my constituents in the first district of Ilocos Sur, who look up to the members of Congress with respect,” he said.

Popular opinion is that he should really resign but his reasons are self-serving. @jannet38 says “don’t make it look like ur doin it 4 d sake of d country. dpat lang na mgresign si mr singson coz he put us ol into shame.. BUSET!” @tonyocruz adds that the “Disgraced Rep. Ronald Singson’s resignation letter seems lacking in meaningful statement of remose and apology to Filipinos, his district.”

Meanwhile Chavit Singson prefers another Singson to take over his son’s district.

Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson said Tuesday that he wants the lawmaker son of his cousin to assume the caretaker role in Ronald Singson’s district.

Chavit is referring to his cousin’s son, Representative Eric Singson Jr. of the Second District of Ilocos Sur. His son, Ronald, meanwhile, represents the first district of the said province.

Talks on appointing a possible caretaker came after Chavit expressed the intention of his son to resign from his post as representative of Ilocos Sur.

Not another Singson!

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 12 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 22 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as aboutmyrecovery.com (parenting) , pinoyfoodblog.com (recipes), techiegadgets.com (gadgets) and beautyoverfifty.net (lifestyle), benguetarabica.coffee keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.

Disclosure:

I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party but I am a volunteer for senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares. I am also voting for #OtsoDiretso plus two :Neri Colmenares and Leody de Guzman

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated April 20, 2019

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