Manila: Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chair Margarita Juico tendered her resignation from the PCSO, saying she wants to spend more time with her family. Her resignation caught her colleagues by surprise. Juico said she was leaving the PCSO in sound financial condition, with a P16-billion cash position and with 38 branches nationwide to service as many indigent Filipinos in need of medical services. She was named PCSO chair by President Aquino in 2010. Before that, Juico was the social secretary of Aquino’s mother, the late President Corazon Aquino and served for 17 years on the PCSO board. Media reports claimed that an influential Liberal Party congressman allegedly being groomed to replace her is the real reason behind Juico’s unexpected resignation.