Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has once more refused to heed requires him to resign.
“As to the call for me to resign, let me say for the nth time that for as long as I have the trust and for as long as I enjoy the confidence of President Duterte who appointed me, I will continue serving our people as the steward of your DOJ,” he stated in a press release.
“You can call on me to resign, no one is stopping you, but only the President can accept my resignation,” he added.
Aguirre reacted to the calls made by Sen. Risa Hontiveros who accused him and former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto “Jing” Paras of plotting towards her.
She even confirmed a photograph taken of the textual content messages Aguirre had with Paras which was taken when the Secretary was on the Senate listening to final September 5.