Pres. Duterte set to fire 70 cops, another government official

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  • Duterte is set to fire several cops and a chairman of a government owned and controlled corporation
  • Up to 70 cops are set to be dismissed from service within the week
  • The President described his administration as a “purging regime”

The crackdown on corruption in government continues.

President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is set to fire several policemen and a high-ranking government official involved in irregularities.

According to Philstar, during a Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) event held in Manila Hotel on Thursday, January 11, the President said he would fire 49 to 70 cops and a “chairman of an entity in the government.”

“This is really a purging regime. I think that I have been spending a lot of time just to clean up government,” Pres. Duterte said during the PAGCOR event.

“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. I am firing another chairman of an entity in government maybe this week and another set of policemen,” he added.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the high-ranking government official will be fired because of graft.