Mayor Magalong: Resignation meant to promote accountability

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Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said his irrevocable resignation as contact tracing czar is meant to promote accountability among public officials.

The Baguio politiko recently submitted his irrevocable resignation as contact tracing czar after he admitted that he and his wife attended the birthday party of social media personality Tim Yap.

Photos and videos of the party showed guests not wearing face masks and not practicing social distancing.

“I’m strongly promoting accountability in public service and I came with a pronouncement that I’m resigning irrevocably. I have to stick to that word, I have to stand by my declaration,” he said.

“I’m not denying that I failed to perform my job. I should have reminded people, I should have cautioned people to wear their masks but hindi ko nagawa ‘yun. I am still accountable for my own personal actions,” Magalong added.

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