DPWH sacks 14 personnel Duterte linked to corruption


Posted at Jan 07 2021 02:01 PM

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The Department of Public Works and Highways said on Wednesday it had relieved 14 personnel who President Rodrigo Duterte recently linked to corruption. 

Duterte, in a speech last December, said some DPWH district engineers and lawmakers allegedly received kickbacks from the government’s public works projects. 

"Iyong binanggit po ni Presidente na-relieve na. Tuloy-tuloy naman ang imbestigasyon namin sa lahat ng mga nagsa-submit ng reports," Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said in a public briefing. 

(Those mentioned by the President have been relieved. Our investigation continues on those who submit reports.)

"Mga 14 na ang na-relieve," he added. 

(Around 14 have been relieved from their posts.)

The DPWH will also soon reshuffle its employees to curb corruption, said the agency chief. 

Watch part of the briefing here.