Duterte says he will fire 2 gov't officials


Posted at Dec 16 2016 08:42 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he will fire two government officials when he goes back to the Philippines.

“May i-fire out ako ngayong dalawa. Pag uwi ko ngayon mayroon akong sabihin talagang paalisin ko,” Duterte said before the Filipino community in Singapore.

Duterte, however, did not disclose the names of the officials or the agency where they work for but described them as high-ranking officials.

The President also assured that his government is free from corruption and encouraged Filipinos to be “assertive” in the face of corruption.

“I’d like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for contributing to the economy and I will assure you corruption will stop,” he said.

Fighting crime and corruption were the 2 main campaign promises of Duterte in the May 9 elections this year.