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SRA head Alba: Health reasons sole motive for my resignation


By RICHA NORIEGA, GMA Integrated News

Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) primary David Thaddeus Alba on Saturday eliminated any speculations concerning his resignation, stating health factors forced him to do so.

In a declaration, Alba stated he resigned from his post in order to “protect his health and make a complete healing.”

“In as much as I wish to serve the market, its stakeholders, the President, and most notably the Filipino individuals, the tasks and obligations of being acting administrator have actually taken an unfavorable toll on my health and domesticity,” he stated.

“I am taking this chance to eliminate any other analyses and speculation concerning my resignation and to make it clear that it originates from simply health-related factors. Had I remained in much better health, I would happily continue with the obligation delegated to me by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.,” he included.

Alba likewise thanked President Bongbong Marcos for offering him the chance to serve under the brand-new administration, and for accepting his resignation.

“I want the next administrator the very best, and I hope that gains and programs we have actually attained for the sugar market will continue long into the future,” he included.

The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) on Friday stated Alba notified Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin about the resignation last Wednesday.

Upon the instruction of the President, Alba’s resignation will work on April 15 to prepare the visit of his replacement, the PCO included.

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Saturday prompted Alba to come out and inform the reality behind his resignation.

“We advise previous administrator Alba to come out and speak his reality. We advise others to come out if they have details. Baka kung hindi, you will be left holding the bag,” Hontiveros stated in a different declaration.

“Many sugar experts think that this is a clear indication that Mr. Alba has actually seen that SRA is just being utilized as a rubber stamp to legitimize the favoritism offered to all Asian and the other 2 importers. The scenarios appear to recommend that,” she stated.

“Basta ang alam natin, sa kabila ng pressure ng Department of Agriculture (DA), ay hindi pumirma si Administrator Alba sa sugar release order para sa mga smuggled na asukal na nakaipit pa rin sa port of Batangas. Mabuhay siya!” Hontiveros explained.

(All we understand is, regardless of the pressure from the DA, administrator Alba did not sign the sugar release order for the smuggled product that is still stuck in the port of Batangas.)

The senator likewise wanted Alba’s quick healing due to his health condition.

In an interview on Dobol B television previously in the day, SRA board member Pablo Luis Azcona stated Alba’s resignation was revealed throughout their routine board conference last Monday.

Pushed in the resignation is gotten in touch with the questionable importation of 400,000 metric lots of sugar, Azcona, who represents planters in the board, stated all he’s heard is that Alba is having issues with his high blood pressure.

Azcona stated a board resolution has actually been passed enabling the 3 deputy administrators to presume the numerous tasks and functions of the administrator. — LBG, GMA Integrated News

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