By Genalyn D. Kabiling
As a part of his intensified anti-corruption purge, President Duterte is ready to fireside one other chairman of a authorities company, three police generals, and dozens of different cops.
“I am not a saint. I have also my faults in life. But money has never been really an issue to me. I am in the thick of firing people,” the President mentioned throughout a closed-door Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) occasion on the Manila Hotel final Thursday.
“I am firing another chairman of an entity in government, maybe this week, and another set of mga policemen,” he mentioned in a speech launched by the Palace yesterday. “I intend to fire another, maybe 70 or 49 policemen and three generals for corruption in the next few days,” he added.
The President has renewed his agency resolve to weed out corrupt officials in authorities, saying, “This is really a purging regime.”
He mentioned he is not going to tolerate corruption, which, he added, has pulled down the nation for a few years.
“I think that I have been spending a lot of time just to clean up government. I would consume four years for the time that I would be there,” he mentioned. “I have fired so many before and I will fire so many of you now and in the future,” he added.
The President not too long ago relieved a number of officials over their frequent international travels and different anomalies. The final was Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator Marcial Amaro III for his 24 international travels within the final two years.
The President’s subsequent goal within the anti-corruption purge will probably be native authorities officials.
“The President stated that he will continue with the process of cleansing the bureaucracy,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque mentioned. “He will now turn more of his attention to local government units, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.”
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