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‘THIS IS REALLY A PURGING REGIME’

Duterte to fire 70 police officials, 3 generals

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 09:32 AM January 12, 2018
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President Rodrigo Duterte. (ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO)

President Rodrigo Duterte said he would continue his “purging regime” as he revealed on Thursday that he would fire at least 70 police officials and three generals in the coming days.

“I am in the thick of firing people. I intend to fire another maybe 70 or 49 policemen and three generals for corruption,” Duterte said in a speech during an event of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation at the Manila Hotel.

“In the next few days, this is really a purging regime,” he added.

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Mr. Duterte said he has been “spending a lot of time just to clean up government.”

“I would consume four years [cleaning the government] for the time that I would be there,” he said.

During the Cabinet meeting on January 8, Duterte said he would expand his “cleansing of the bureaucracy” to local government officials.

READ: Duterte’s next target: Local government officials

The President has also repeatedly said he would fire government officials even with just a “whiff” of corruption.

READ:  Duterte’s Cabinet a year later: Who remain, who have gone out of mixed bag

/kga

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