JUSTICE Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar has resigned and will leave her post by Mar. 21 as she will campaign for the senatorial run of her husband, former public works secretary Mark A. Villar.

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the resignation of Atty. Aglipay-Villar as undersecretary of the Department of Justice (DoJ) effective on Mar. 21, 2022,” Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra told reporters in a Viber message.

“Undersecretary Emmeline’s passionate advocacy for the protection of women’s and children’s rights found expression in her work as undersecretary in charge of the Inter-Agency Council Against Human Trafficking and the DoJ’s gender and special protections group,” Mr. Guevarra said. — John Victor D. Ordonez

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