President Duterte to dismiss several government and police officials over corruption

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MANILA, Philippines — In what he describes as “purge regime,” President Rodrigo Duterte is preparing to fire up to 70 active police, three generals and one government official in the coming days.

This was announced by the chief executive himself last night during a Pagcor event in Manila.

“I am in the thick of firing people. I intend to fire another maybe 70 or 49 policemen and three generals for corruption. In the next few days, this is really a purging regime,” said President Duterte.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he was not given permission to disclose the names of the people the president was referring to and the particular reasons for their dismissal.

The President said he really spends time cleaning the government of corruption and he will do this until he steps down from his post.

“I think that I’ll be spending a lot of time just to clean up government and would consume four years for the time that I would be there,” he said.

Meanwhile, Malacañang said it is possible for President Duterte to hold office in Mindanao for a longer time than in Manila in the coming days.

This was revealed by Secretary Roque because lately the President held his engagements more often in Davao City and he even welcomed foreign dignitaries in the Malacañang of the south — the Panacañang.

“It appears that the President intends to spend more time in Mindanao governing rather than in Malacañang,” said Roque. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

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