Duterte: I fired GSIS chief Aranas
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he fired Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) President Jesus Clint Aranas even as Malacañang claimed he quit for “personal reasons.”
READ: GSIS president quit for ‘personal reasons’–Palace
“I will deal with corruption. I’m dealing with it until now. I just fired the president of GSIS,” Duterte said in a speech at the inauguration of Chen Yi Agventures Rice Processing Complex in Alangalang, Leyte.
The Inquirer earlier reported that Duterte confronted Aranas after the Cabinet meeting on Monday as the President accused the official of being untruthful in claiming that the Enrique Razon-led International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has not been paying rent.
Asked in a recent Palace briefing if Duterte asked Aranas to resign, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said: “No. He did not.” (Editor: Eden Estopace)
READ: Despite ‘confrontation,’ Duterte didn’t ask ex-GSIS chief to resign – Palace
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