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Philippines' aviation chief resigns

22-Dec-2010 10:27 AM

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General, Alfonso Cusi, announced his resignation, effective 31-Dec-2010, despite having only held the role for nine months of a four-year fixed-term (abs-cbnNEWS.com, 22-Dec-2010). Mr Cusi was appointed to the role by former President Gloria Arroyo on 08-Mar-2010 and continued his term following the appointment of President Benigno Aquino III.

CAAP: "In spite of my four-year legal term, I submit my resignation for the sake of the CAAP organisation, the aviation industry and ultimately the country. The circumstances of my appointment have been politicised by certain quarters and consequently, have cast doubts on my integrity and management competence. This will give Your Excellency a free hand to choose a new Director General who will continue to carry out the needed reforms in the Philippine civil aviation industry and to whom the administration can give its full trust and confidence. It has been an honour to work in government and I will always be thankful for having been given a chance to serve the country." Alfonso Cusi, Director General of CAAP. Source: abs-cbnNEWS.com, 22-Dec-2010.