Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles and previously announced presidential chief of staff Vic Rodriguez are no longer part of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s government, officials revealed on Tuesday.

Cruz-Angeles announced her resignation shortly after Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Hubert Guevarra said she had left her post.

Cruz-Angeles, who was appointed by Marcos Jr. in May, cited health reasons for her resignation.

“I tendered my resignation this morning, effective end of business hours today. Due to health reasons. It was a pleasure working with you,” Cruz-Angeles told the media in a message.

Earlier, there were rumors that Mike Toledo, a former press secretary himself, would replace Cruz-Angeles.

Meanwhile, Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin said Rodriguez’s appointment as presidential chief of staff was not official.

Cruz-Angeles earlier said Marcos Jr. appointed Rodriguez as his presidential chief of staff, a new position created by Administrative Order No. 1.

According to the order, the Office of the Presidential Chief of Staff will have the primary function of “supervising and ensuring the efficient and responsive day-to-day operational support to the presidency to enable the president to focus on strategic national concerns.”

But Administrative Order No. 1 was nonexistent, Bersamin said.

“To our knowledge, wala. Dito sa Malacañang, alam niyo naman ‘yan, matagal na kayo rito. ‘Pag mayroon talaga niyan, mayroon na kayong kopya,” he told reporters.

“He is no longer a member of the Cabinet. You must recall that he resigned due to specific reason and that reason is well-published to you,” Bersamin added.

In announcing his resignation, Rodriguez said he would spend more time with his family.

Marcos Jr. has yet to name his new press secretary. John Ezekiel J. Hirro