DICT head Rodolfo Salalima quits

Rodolfo Salalima

Citing personal and work-related reasons, Information and Communications Secretary Rodolfo Salalima has resigned as head of the newly created Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed that he has accepted the resignation letter of Salalima. President Duterte was quoted as saying that Salalima resigned because he used to be connected with a telecommunication firm. However, Salalima told DICT employees that he wanted to step down because he can no longer deal with corruption and interference. Duterte said he would still talk to Salalima about his resignation, but revealed that he is now looking for a successor.