MANILA - Labor Chief Silvestre Bello III is set to leave his department, President Rodrigo Duterte has announced.
Duterte made the revelation in a speech before Lumad groups in Davao City on Thursday.
The President said Bello's decision to step down as head of the Department of Labor and Employment is in preparation for the latter's plans to run as a senator in 2019.
Aside from serving as head of the labor department, Bello is also the government's chief negotiator in peace talks with Communist rebels.
-report from Dexter Ganibe, ABS-CBN News