Retired professor Clarita Carlos decided to resign as the National Security Adviser to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
In a statement, Carlos said that she was planning to use her expertise in the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) of the House of Representatives.
According to her, staying as national security adviser was not a sensible choice anymore.
“I have realized that it is no longer politic to continue as NSA to the President and so, I have decided to migrate to another agency where my expertise on foreign, defense, and security policy will be of use and I shall continue to help build a Better Philippines,” Carlos said.
Meanwhile, Carlos has been replaced by former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Eduardo Año, a retired AFP general.
It can be remembered that not everyone supported Carlos as national security adviser because of her previous comments about the NPA.
One of the supporters of Marcos who criticized Carlos’ was veteran journalist Jay Sonza.
“It would do well for Mr. Marcos to zip Clarita Carlos’ mouth once in a while, especially on matters related to the NPA.” said Sonza.
“Mr. President, kaming mga taga-nayon at parang ay malapit ng maniwala na maling-mali ang pagkakapili at pagkakahirang mo kay Ms. Carlos bilang punong tagapayo sa larangan ng pambansang seguridad.” he added.
Carlos has also been advice by the netizens not to answer every interview to her.