‘I’m ready to resign if proven guilty of corruption,’ says Yap of ACT-CIS

MANILA, Philippines — ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Yap on Tuesday said he would leave his post if he is proven guilty of corruption.

“I’m ready to leave. Kahit hindi ako tanggalin ni [House] Speaker, once I’m proven guilty, I will resign,” Yap told reporters in an online press conference after his name was tagged as among the congressmen allegedly linked to corruption in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) projects.

Citing a report from the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission(PACC), President Rodrigo Duterte, during a speech aired Monday night, mentioned Yap and eight other lawmakers as those allegedly linked to corruption.

The lawmakers mentioned denied such alleg…

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