Perete resigns as DOJ undersecretary, cites ‘serious reasons’

Published October 1, 2020, 7:45 AM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Markk Perete is handing in his resignation today, Oct. 1.

(PNA / MANILA BULLETIN)

“After much thought, I have decided to submit my resignation from the DOJ effective today due to serious reasons,” read the DOJ spokesman’s Viber message to reporters at around 5:40 a.m.

The DOJ spokesman declined to give more details as to the reason for his resignation and only said that “this decision and the reason for it are very personal.”

“I would have liked to continue under Secretary [Menardo] Guevarra’s leadership but it would be a disservice to do so at this time,” Perete said.

Prior this, there have been no hints that led to this decision to resign from the DOJ.

Perete was brought into the DOJ by Justice Sec. Menardo Guevarra back in 2018 along with Undersecretaries Emmeline Aglipay-Villar and Adrian Sugay.

Prior to his stint at the DOJ, Perete was technical assistant with the rank of Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs at the Office of the President.

 
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