Roque: No abolition of PCUP, but all commissioners to be fired
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday clarified that President Rodrigo Duterte would fire commissioners of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) and not abolish the entire agency.
“With sincerest regrets I would like to correct the statement I made on the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) during this morning’s press briefing. It is to fire, and not to abolish the Commission,” Roque said in a statement.
“He will fire all commissioners and chair is a commissioner too,” he added. Terry Ridon is the chairman of the PCUP.
Roque, in a briefing on Tuesday, said Duterte would abolish the PCUP.
In a speech during the 84th anniversary celebration of the Department of Labor and Employment last December 8 in Bulacan, he said he would fire a commission.
“The commission he was referring to is the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor,” Roque said. /cbb