Palace: Duterte to fire another official next week
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to fire another government official next week, Malacañang said Thursday.
“Ia-announce niya next week. Binanggit niya rin ‘yun kagabi during the meeting with some businessmen. He will be firing another official next week,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in an interview over dzMM.
Panelo, however, did not disclose further details of the supposed firing.
Last week, Duterte announced that he would fire more officials during the distribution of financial grants to the beneficiaries of the government’s unconditional cash transfer program in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.
The President has fired several government officials over allegations of graft and corruption while in office.
Duterte won the presidency with a tough stance on drugs, corruption, and criminality — his main campaign platforms. He has repeatedly threatened to fire officials even on a “whiff” of corruption. /cbb
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