Testing czar Dizon resigns as BCDA head

Published October 18, 2021, 9:49 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Testing czar Vince Dizon has filed his irrevocable resignation as president of the Bases and Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) effective October 15, 2021.

This was revealed Monday, Oct. 18, during the Senate committee on finance hearing which tackled BCDA’s proposed budget for 2022.

Before submitting the BCDA budget for plenary approval, panel chairman Sen. Sonny Angara asked about Dizon’s resignation.

“Has Secretary Dizon resigned already formally from BCDA?” Angara said. “My understanding was he’s already resigned? Is that correct?” BCDA Executive Vice President Aileen Zosa confirmed Dizon’s resignation.

“Mr. Chairman, the resignation letter of president Vince Dizon to the President has an effectivity date of October 15,” Zosa said.

“I think it was an irrevocable resignation but he will stay in the Cabinet, Mr. Chair for the anti-Covid efforts of the government.” Dizon was also appointed deputy chief implementer of the COVID-19 response of the government during May last year.

He was instrumental in the construction of mega quarantine facilities in Luzon.