Palace: Sandra Cam can resign

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 18 2019 12:28 AM

MANILA - Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam need not wait for President Rodrigo Duterte's go-signal in order to quit her post, Malacañang said Friday.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement after Cam, in a press briefing Thursday, asked Duterte to relieve her from her post amid alleged corruption in the agency.

"She can tender her resignation if she cannot stand the alleged corruption within the PCSO," Panelo said.

Cam, who was appointed in 2017, alleged that retired police generals in the PCSO act as "mistahs" behind smalltown lottery agents.

Cam said the PCSO, under the leadership of PCSO chairman and general manager Anselmo Simeon Pinili, has "no system" and is "misguided and unfocused."

Panelo urged Cam to file an official complaint before the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), adding that the President will spare no one in his anti-corruption drive.

"We repeat: There are no sacred cows in this administration," he said.

"We thus urge the likes of Ms. Cam to come forward and expose government sheenanigans and malfeasance if she knows any. We assure her and other whistleblowers that they have PRRD's ears in this regard."