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Duterte to validate report vs 2 Cabinet members linked to corruption

/ 01:12 PM November 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte will order a separate investigation on two Cabinet members the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) previously flagged for alleged corruption.

PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica said they have already submitted their findings and recommendation to the Office of the President.

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READ: 2 Cabinet secretaries under investigation for alleged corruption – PACC

But Duterte’s spokesman, Salvador Panelo said the President would likely validate the commission’s report first and conduct his own investigation before he makes a move.

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“Of course, the President will order an investigation, he will validate it,” Panelo told reporters Thursday in Malacañang.

The PACC revealed that it is conducted a lifestyle check on the two Cabinet members last August.

Duterte has fired several government officials over allegations of graft and corruption while in office.

But he was also criticized for “recycling” officials he had sacked by reappointing them to other government posts.

Edited by GSG
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