AFTER a week in his position, the acting president of the Talisay City College (TCC) resigned from his post, citing health issues.

Dr. Joseph Sol Galleon, who was appointed by the college’s board of trustees, tendered his resignation before City Mayor Johnny De los Reyes on Monday.

With Galleon’s resignation, officials of the TCC Board of Trustees plan to convene next week to decide on his replacement.

In his letter to the city mayor, Galleon cited physical, psychological and emotional stress as reasons for his resignation.

Galleon said that since Saturday, he has been hospitalized in a private hospital in Cebu City on recommendations of his physician.

Galleon needed to undergo a thorough medical check-up to see if his liver, kidneys and heart are okay.

He said in his letter that his wife and kids have been apprehensive over his appointment as acting TCC president.

His resignation is supported by his boss, Dr. Marcelo Lopez, Cebu Normal University (CNU) president.

Galleon said he has “no peace of mind” since he started work in TCC, thus his decision to resign.

In a separate interview, de los Reyes said he formally received Galleon’s resignation letter yesterday morning.

De los Reyes said he plans to reconvene the Board by next week to decide who will replace Galleon.

In another interview, Talisay City Councilor Richard Francis Aznar was surprised of Galleon decision, since TCC employees were working well with him.

“Maayo man og feedback ang mga empleyado sa iyaha (He was getting positive feedbacks from employees),” Aznar told Sun.Star Cebu on Monday.

Cebu Representative Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. (Cebu, first district) said there is a need to reconvene the Board immediately.

Gullas said that while he refuses to speculate on Galleon’s resignation, he said “problems” started in TCC when De los Reyes appointed Dr. Paulus Cañete as acting college president.

De los Reyes, Gullas and Aznar are members of the Board.

In their last meeting, the Board of Trustees decided to appoint Galleon as acting college president after Dr. Freddie Bernal of the Commission on Higher Education (Ched)-Central Visayas declined the post.

Bernal was earlier appointed to temporarily head TCC but declined the after Ched Chairman Patricia Licuanan opposed his appointment.

Galleon is CNU’s associate dean. (JKV)