Diokno on rumors of leaving DOF: I don’t know where this is coming from | Inquirer News

Diokno on rumors of leaving DOF: I don’t know where this is coming from

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 11:51 AM November 22, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Secretary of Finance (SOF) Benjamin Diokno on Tuesday shrugged off talks of him leaving the Department of Finance (DOF), saying that he is “old enough in this game to even bother about this.”

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In an ambush interview with reporters during the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute’s Pilipinas Conference in Makati City, the Department of Finance Secretary was asked about rumors that he is no longer with the DOF.

“I don’t know where this is coming from. I’m old enough in this game to even bother about this. I just work non-stop, unceasingly to do my job, and I always think of what’s the greatest good for the greatest number, okay? Para sa bayan,” Diokno said.

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Diokno also said that his relationship with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is “very good”.

Meanwhile, Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, has also downplayed rumors that he would take Diokno’s place as the SOF.

“The President ultimately makes the decisions on appointments. The Cabinet, after all, is his official family. He has an SOF already. Until he says otherwise, any talk of any appointment is pointless speculation,” Salceda previously said to reporters.

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