Serra resigns as Mindanao Business Council chair
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) — Romeo Serra has verbally tendered his
resignation as chair of the Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) effective June
21 due to “slow recovery” from an ailment, MinBC immediate past chair Antonio
Santos told MindaNews Wednesday evening.
Santos said Serra has yet to send a formal letter of resignation but had told
him he had opted to resign because he can no longer attend to the rigors of
Serra requested a three-month sick leave in February due to severe attacks of
migraine and temporarily assigned officer in charge Jun Suralta from the
Eastern Mindanao Business Council to take charge.
Santos said Serra was not hospitalized but is “very sickly” and was advised
by his doctor to stay home.
Santos said the MinBC’s board of trustees has set a meeting in the first week
next month to initiate a selection process for Serra’s replacement.
There were reports Serra was eased out in the aftermath of MinBC’s rift with
the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) but Santos denied this.
He said there is no shake up in the leadership of Mindanao’s biggest business
grouping saying Serra had the support of the board and members.
Serra stood against the leadership of PCCI and eventually resigned as vice
chair for Mindanao due to soured relations with the country’s biggest business
chamber. (Link to full story to follow.)