MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has fired three Department of Social Welfare and Development officials, the Palace confirmed Monday.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed that Duterte fired DSWD Undersecretaries Maria Lourdes Turalde-Jarabe, Mae Ancheta-Templa, and Hope Hervilla.
Asked whether the three undersecretaries were fired for being left-leaning, Medialdea said, “No. [It was for the] formation of a good team.”
Duterte last Friday said he would fire more officials when he returns to the Philippines from a week-long foreign trip.