I fired 5 or 6 Cabinet members due to corruption

To stress that there is no room for the corrupt in his administration, President Rodrigo said he fired members of his Cabinet involved in corruption.

Duterte on Thursday said he has fired up to six Cabinet members due to alleged corruption, during a meeting in Lapu Lapu City with officers and members of the National Task Force and Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC).

Duterte put on the chopping block for alleged corruption a Cabinet official who had been a close supporter since his days as mayor of Davao City, early into his administration in early 2017.

Duterte did not name names of those he fired that he acknowledged to have helped in his election in 2016.

But you know you have to go. It pains me deeply too but I never realized that you are capable of doing it, said Duterte.

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