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Duterte sacks SRA chief over overpaid consultants

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Duterte sacks SRA chief over overpaid consultants

/ 07:52 AM September 20, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he fired Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Anna Rosario Paner for hiring three consultants who were each getting a salary of P200,000 monthly.

The President reminded Cabinet secretaries, government directors and other officials to stop getting many consultants who charge exorbitant fees.

“I promised (during the elections): I will stop graft and corruption and, my God, I’m going to do it,” Mr. Duterte said at the convention of Public Attorney’s Office  lawyers in Manila Hotel.

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“I have removed many. The latest one was Paner of the Sugar Regulatory Board,” he added.

Mr. Duterte said the SRA chief hired three consultants who were paid a monthly salary of P200,000.

“Erase that notion about pleasing people close to you…

Why would you get three, Sugar Regulatory Board? And you pay them P200,000 a month? Are you mad?” he said.

“Let me remind the secretaries, the directors, don’t do that—giving consultants P200,000 a month. Are you nuts? How much is my salary? It’s only about P38,000. It was only recently that it became P100,000,” he added.

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TAGS: Anna Rosario Paner, overpaid consultants, SRA, Sugar Regulatory Administration
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