Duterte still trusts Customs chief Guerrero – Palace
MANILA, Philippines —Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte after the Chief Executive said he would be sacking Customs officials.
“I think so because he has not mentioned anything about him. Wala namang binabanggit sa kanya,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing.
In a speech in Alangalang town in Leyte on Friday, he said he would “be firing more from the Bureau of Customs” but did not disclose their identities and the reasons.
The President also said he was thinking of allowing the Army to take over the Bureau of Customs.
Duterte was earlier criticized for saying he would let the military take over Customs amid allegations of widespread corruption.
Duterte has revamped the corruption-ridden BOC, after billions worth of shabu slipped past the agency. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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