Duterte sacks Nayong Pilipino Foundation board members

Dharel Placido and Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 07 2018 12:05 PM | Updated as of Aug 07 2018 03:54 PM

Nayong Pilipino Foundation Chairperson Patricia Ocampo (in black, 3rd from right) pose with investors from Landing International in the groundbreaking ceremony of theme park NayonLanding. They are joined by PAGCOR Chief Andrea Domingo (rightmost). Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News

MANILA (3RD UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte has sacked all board members of Nayong Pilipino Foundation, Malacañang announced Tuesday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte sacked the Nayong Pilipino Foundation officials for leasing a government property for 70 years which he found to be “grossly disadvantageous” for the government.

Roque, however, could not yet give details as to which contract the President was referring to and if the sacked officials also include his relative, Maria Fema Duterte, who recently had a tiff with her fellow board members.

"He did not say. He did not even specify. Basta sabi niya ‘everyone,’” Roque said.

"Hindi ko alam po ang detalye basta he was just exasperated. There was a general expression of exasperation.”

Roque gave this announcement as Nayong Pilipino Foundation chairman Patricia Ocampo was speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of NayonLanding integrated resort in Paranaque City.

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Ocampo did not answer questions from the media about the future of the project as she was escorted out of the construction site.

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Chairperson Andrea Domingo, who was at the event, also declined to answer questions from the media.