Independent presidential candidate Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Sunday night cited the need for the country’s anti-corruption institutions to have a strong leadership for them to be able to carry out their mandate.”Di mahina ang sistema. Marami tayong batas at institution na… Read More
“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.
“In due time… I will personally name the candidates and maybe what’s wrong with them na kailangang malaman ng tao because you are electing the president. Sino yung pinaka-corrupt na kandidato,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his Talk to the People briefing on Tuesday.
“Hindi ako namumulitika (I am not politicking); I’m talking to you as your president… Ito kailangan ilalabas ko (I need to bring this out) because we are talking of elections. We are talking of our country and the next rulers so to say,” Duterte said.
Some 472 units or 20 percent of the permanent houses at the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) resettlement sites have been sold to other individuals.The Z3R is the government blueprint for the reconstruction of areas damaged by the 21-day September… Read More
‘Most eager’ to answer legality of memo before SC
President Rodrigo Duterte said he is “most eager” to answer the legality of his order prohibiting executive branch officials, particularly Cabinet members, from attending the Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearings on the alleged overpriced procurement of medical supplies against Covid-19.
During the prerecorded “Talk to the People” aired Monday night, Duterte welcomed the move of the Senate Blue Ribbon’s panel to challenge before the Supreme Court (SC) the legality of his order.
“If you remember I have a memorandum prohibiting the Cabinet members and all executive officials appearing in the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing without my permission,” Duterte said.
Over the past three months, the committee panel, chaired by Senator Richard Gordon, has been conducting motu proprio inquiry into the procurement of the medical supplies through private firm Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation at the onset of the pandemic last year.Read More
PHARMALLY EXEC: No swindle; Senate hearing traumatic
MANILA – Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. executive Krizle Grace Mago on Monday said her statement before the Senate that the company “swindled” the government when it tampered with the expiration dates of the face shields was a “pressured response”.Mago told the House of Representatives that… Read More
MANILA – Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. official Krizle Grace Mago on Monday said the company never delivered damaged coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) supplies to the government as the firm conducts routine quality inspection prior to making deliveries.During the hearing of the House Good… Read More