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Aguirre stays on as DOJ chief, says Roque, quashing rumor of sacking

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 11:25 PM April 04, 2018
Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 24th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on April 3, 2018. (Photo from the Presidential Photographers Division)

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II will remain at his post, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

President Rodrigo Duterte did not fire Aguirre during the 24th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on Wednesday.

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“No such thing,” Roque said in a text message.

A rumor has been circulating that Duterte would fire Aguirre because he was displeased by the DOJ decision to dismiss the drug charges against top drug lords. /atm

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