Duterte says he will fire 4 more Customs officials over corruption

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be firing four more Customs officials this week.

Ubusin ko talaga ‘yan. Sabi nila hindi ma-kontrol ang corruption, tingnan natin,” Duterte said Monday in a speech.

[Translation: I will eliminate all of them. They said corruption can’t be controlled, well, let’s see.]

Duterte did not identify the officials and the exact reasons why they would be getting the boot.

He had earlier said on Friday that he would be firing more officials from the Bureau of Customs to “stop the corruption in the higher class.”

The President often announces in speeches that he would be sacking government officials over corruption allegations.

In April, Duterte said he would fire a Cabinet official and other officials due to their alleged involvement in corruption.