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Kiko Pangilinan resigns as LP president

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 5/21/2019 Kaufman, Karl
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Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan has resigned as president of the opposition Liberal Party following the unsuccessful bid of their senatorial candidates in the May 13 polls.

In a statement on Tuesday, Pangilinan said he takes responsibility for the complete shutout of their candidates.

"As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was unable to ensure our victory in the elections and I therefore assume full responsibility for the outcome and hold myself primarily accountable for this defeat and have tendered my resignation as president of the LP effective June 30, 2019," he said.

The senator handed his resignation letter to LP chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo.

The Commission on Elections is set to proclaim Tuesday evening the winning senatorial candidates and party-list groups. —KBK, GMA News

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