“On Monday, I will fire about one commission mismo. Lahat sila,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during the 84th anniversary celebration of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Malolos, Bulacan.
Just a few weeks before Christmas, Duterte vowed to fire an entire government commission over corruption allegations.
“Wala akong pakialam kung nakisali dalawa, tatlo, [I don’t care if two or three were involved] you have to go out. Because I do not think it will exist without your knowledge” he said.
“Corruption is really pulling us down,” he added.
The President did not name the commission or discuss details of the supposed anomalous activities of its officials and personnel.
Also, Duterte said that he would not tolerate even a whiff of corruption, and that would be enough for him to fire an official.
What commission will it be?
The COMMISSION ON AUDIT? COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS? COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS? It can’t be the CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. What’s your guess?