Duterte orders government appointees to vacate posts

Duterte orders government appointees to vacate posts

- President Rodrigo Duterte declared that all appointive government posts will be vacant on Monday 

- According to Duterte, he has been receiving reports of continuous corruption among government offices.

- He then said that assistants and deputies can temporarily take charge of the posts until replacements are appointed

President Rodrigo Duterte announced that all appointive government posts, except his Cabinet Secretaries, will be vacant on Monday due to existing corruption among offices.

Early today, Duterte said during a press conference: "On Monday, I would declare all positions in the government....If you are there because of a presidential appointment, I will declare all your positions all throughout the country vacant."

According to Duterte, career officials would not be affected, yet he mentioned that the leaders of Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board must report to him the following week.

Duterte orders government appointees to vacate posts

Presidexnt Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference (Photo from rappler.com)

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He said: "LTO, regulatory bodies, be prepared to be assigned in Jolo and in Basilan. You will deserve the ambiance enjoy the environment, you have only yourself to blame for being corrupt."

He then stated that assistants and deputies can take charge of the posts while there are still no appointed replacements. He further explained that government corporations’ appointees will be affected by the order.

Duterte has received reports regarding continuous corruption in offices of the government during his provincial visits. He specified that he heard that corruption was taking place in government offices especially in regulatory agencies.

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"All of them. Lahat. It will number in thousands. Consider yourself in the crucible of the truth about corruption in this country," he added.

Duerte also said that he hates corruption and that he would not want to give his fellow human beings the slightest hint of it. He explained that his Cabinet officials are not affected because it is "too early for them to be corrupted."

Having said that he will eliminate corruption in the country, Duterte said: "I will give you a clean government." He then warned officials, saying that they must stay out if they are there only to commit corruption. - Kami Media

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