The City of Manila opens the newly redeveloped Arroceros National Forest Park.  Dubbed as the city’s last lung, the park features an elevated walkway, trail bridge, fountain, Koi pond, meditation area, exhibit area, coffee shop, and vertical garden. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Feb 7 (Mabuhay) — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairperson Benhur Abalos has resigned from his post effective Monday.

“I would like to announce that I am resigning as MMDA chairman,” he said in a press conference on Monday announcing his resignation.

Abalos said he would devote his time to his task as national campaign manager of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who is running for president in the 2022 elections.

“The campaign period is fast approaching and I will need to devote my time to Senator Bongbong Marcos’ campaign as his national campaign manager,” Abalos said as he read his resignation letter he submitted to the President Rodrigo Duterte.

Campaign period for candidates seeking national posts, as well as for party-list groups, will start on Tuesday, February 8.

In January 2021, Abalos replaced former MMDA chairman Danilo “Danny” Lim, who passed away after contracting COVID-19.  (MNS)

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