Bureau of Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon consulted his family first before making an unprecedented move and his family immediately accepted his decision to leave the post given to him by President Benigno Aquino III.
Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon, father of Ruffy, told DZRH in an interview that he is happy for his son because he can now heave a sigh of relief after his resignation was accepted by the President on Monday.
Biazon said that he even advised his son that before vacating the post, he must consult Aquino first regarding his resignation.
The younger Biazon said that he tendered his resignation because a person “can only take so much.”
Just last week, Biazon and 33 others were included in the graft and malversation charges filed by the National Bureau of Investigation for their alleged involvement in the siphoning of the pork barrel of legislators by funding bogus non-government organizations (NGO) formed by businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles.
Biazon said that he filed the resignation to the President to protect his family, spare Aquino of criticisms and give way to new leadership without questioning the agency’s credibility.
“It is a decision that I am at peace with,” Biazon said.
President Aquino gave Biazon until the end of the week to vacate his post.
Meanwhile, at the Malacañang, Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma denied that the President influenced Biazon in deciding to resign from his post.
Coloma explained that it is Biazon’s decision, stressing that it has nothing to do with the lackluster performance of the BOC. with Acey Gutierrez