Dizon quits BCDA, still testing czar

Dizon quits BCDA, still testing czar

MANILA, Philippines — Secretary Vince Dizon has resigned as president of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, but will continue to be part of the government’s anti-COVID-19 efforts, a BCDA official said yesterday.

BCDA executive vice president Aileen Zosa confirmed Dizon’s resignation during a budget hearing at the Senate. She said Dizon’s resignation was effective last Oct. 15.

“I think it was an irrevocable resignation but he will stay in the Cabinet... for the anti-COVID efforts of the government,” Zosa told Sen. Sonny Angara, who asked about Dizon’s resignation.

Dizon serves as testing czar and deputy chief implementer of the National Task Force against COVID-19.

He is also the presidential adviser for flagship programs. Malacañang has not yet issued a statement regarding Dizon’s resignation as of press time.

Dizon is reportedly joining the team behind Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s 2022 presidential bid. – Louella Desiderio