Duterte targets ‘corrupt’ Customs official


MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that he wants a deputy at the Bureau of Customs sacked for alleged corrupt practices.

In an interview during his visit to his parents’ grave in Davao City, the president said he wants the Customs deputy for intelligence suspended and removed from the agency.

“Pati ‘yung sa Customs, there was this story about the deputy for intelligence,” Duterte said.

“I have yet to talk to Col. Faeldon, but I have instructed my aide to relay. I want him suspended immediately… suspended and out immediately. Kung ayaw niya umalis sa Customs, ako mismo magpapaalis sa kanya (If he does not want to leave Customs, I will force him out),” the president continued.

Duterte added that pending investigation, he wants the Customs deputy to be removed from office.

“Gusto ko, totoo man o hindi, tanggalin mo muna at imbestigahan… I want them immediately taken out of the office,” Duterte said.

The president did not name the Customs official.

source: abs-cbn news



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