Trixie Cruz-Angeles, the press secretary, has left her position, a Palace representative announced Tuesday.
Hubert Guevarra, a senior deputy executive secretary, stated that Cruz-Angeles only resigned earlier in the day and that no decision had yet been made regarding her replacement.
“We are still in the process of helping the Office address the rest of the issue. ‘Yun na muna ang present concern. Hopefully in the near future, we will have our new Press Secretary,” Guevarra said.
When asked if there were any candidates already in mind to take Cruz-Angeles’ place, Guevarra replied that there weren’t any.
Cruz-Angeles explained her decision to resign from her position as a result of health issues in a separate statement to media.
“I tendered my resignation this morning, effective end of business hours today. Due to health reasons. It was a pleasure working with you,” Cruz-Angeles told the media.
The Palace has been questioned by the media numerous times over the rumors that Cruz-Angeles was no longer serving as the administration’s press secretary.
Cruz-Angeles, a lawyer, had said nothing about it.
Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles resigns
Trixie Cruz-Angeles worked as a social media strategist for the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) from July 2017 to June 2018, while President Rodrigo Duterte was in office.
Although she had previously criticized the Marcos family for not holding any members accountable for crimes committed after the People Power Revolution in 1986, she was appointed. She has also demanded that Benigno Aquino Jr.’s murderer be brought to justice and that former First Lady Imelda Marcos be imprisoned in 2013. She admitted that she had altered her mind about the Marcoses.
For breaking the Code of Professional Responsibility, the Supreme Court of the Philippines suspended Trixie Cruz-Angeles for three years in 2016. Despite paying legal costs, a client sued her for failing to handle his annulment case. Cruz-Angeles insisted that she had performed her duties properly and added that the client had neglected to give his ex-address wife and to submit enough supporting documentation.