SRA chief Alba resigns due to ‘worsening health condition’ – PCO

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) – Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief David John Thaddeus Alba has resigned from his post, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said Friday.

The PCO disclosed that Alba informed Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin of his decision to resign on Wednesday, citing his “worsening health condition.”

“Upon the directive of the President [Ferdinand Marcos Jr.], his resignation will be effective on April 15 in order to prepare the appointment of his replacement,” the PCO added.

Alba was first appointed acting SRA chief on August 20, 2022 to replace former administrator Hermenegildo Serafica amid the latter’s involvement in the sugar importation mess.

Serafica was one of four signatories of Sugar Order No. 4 on the importation of 300,000 metric tons of sugar, a move which Marcos – SRA board chairman and concurrent Agriculture secretary – did not authorize.


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