Duterte to fire more corrupt gov’t execs | Inquirer News
Close  

Duterte to fire more corrupt gov’t execs

/ 05:36 AM April 08, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to fire more corrupt government officials once he returns to Malacañang this week.

The President issued the warning in a speech in Iloilo City on Saturday night, even as he noted that reprimanding and suspending corrupt civil servants no longer work.

ADVERTISEMENT

“That’s why when I get back, maybe tomorrow, I will be firing a lot of people simply for corruption,” the President said.

Delay in permits issuance

FEATURED STORIES

He said one form of corruption is when government officials delay the issuance of permits.

“To me, that is corruption. Nothing else. What that means is you want money so he has to go back and forth to you,” he said.

The President added: “That’s a warning. Even for you in the lower ranks, directors, everyone, national agencies. You only have 15 days to process [permits].”

In recent days, the President has repeatedly hinted that he would sack more government officials due to allegations of corruption.

He also reminded the public to report to him incidents of corruption in Malacañang.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Rodrigo Duterte, war on corruption
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.