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PCSO chairperson resigns

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Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chair Margarita Juico

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chair Margarita Juico on Thursday submitted her resignation letter to the Malacañang Palace, saying she wants to have more time with her family.

“It is a good time to do it,” Juico, who has been PCSO chair since 2010.

“I want to devote more time to my family,” she said in a news report.

Malacañang has not responded to her resignation as of 10:40 Thursday night.

As Juico is leaving the PCSO, she said she knows that the agency in sound financial condition, with a P16-billion cash position and with 38 branches nationwide to service as many indigent Filipinos in need of medical services.

Aquino appointed Juico as PCSO chair in 2010. Before being PCSO chair, she was social secretary of Aquino’s mother, the late President Corazon Aquino, and served for 17 years on the PCSO board.

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