After handing over his resignation, Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Benjamin Delos Santos doesn’t intend to observe the order of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for him to stay a whereas longer.
Aguirre had issued Delos Santos a directive which instructed him “to continue functioning as Director General of the BuCor, pending appropriate action on your resignation by the President.”
However, when requested if he would observe the directive, Delos Santos stated “no.”
“He can appoint an officer-in-charge,” stated Delos Santos.
In his resignation letter, Delos Santos revealed he supplied to go on go away to give method for a probe of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) over the resurgence of the narcotics commerce at the New Bililbid Prison (NBP) however was turned down by Aguirre.
“Having been prevailed upon not to go on leave, I have since seriously considered the controversy as a signal for me to return to my retirement life,” Delos Santos stated in his resignation letter.
Delos Santos, a retired official of the Philippine National Police (PNP), can be a fellow brother of Aguirre and President Rodrigo Duterte at the Lex Talionis Fraternitas at the San Beda School of Law.