Duterte vows to sack more than 60 Customs officials, employees next week

Vivienne Gulla, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 26 2019 02:34 AM

ILOCOS SUR—President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday more than 60 employees and officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will be dismissed next week over alleged corruption.

“I have to kick them out. Sixty-four of them will be terminated next week. And 100 is coming. Then I will have cleaned the… Kasi sabi nila hindi daw talaga malinis-linis ang Customs,” he said in a speech in Candon City, Ilocos Sur.

The president also said he previously fired a Cabinet official for the same allegation.

“Siyempre magbayad ka ng utang. Noong nandoon ako sa presidency, inilagay ko in key Cabinet. Magnanakaw ang l****. So sinabi ko na lang na, 'I have accepted the resignation.' Means --- meaning to say, 'You’re fired,'” he said.