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PRRD to businessmen: Be assertive vs. corrupt officials

PRRD to businessmen: Be assertive vs. corrupt officials By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Chinese Filipino businessmen to be assertive when they encounter corrupt government officials. “All that I ask of you is be assertive and do not surrender to the threats and the intimidations that you … Continue reading

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Palace defends Duterte’s move to field military in graft-ridden Bureau Customs

Palace defends Duterte’s move to field military in graft-ridden Bureau Customs By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte is authorized under the Constitution to ask the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to help the cleansing of graft-ridden Bureau Customs (BOC). “The Constitution provides that the President … Continue reading

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Duterte creates Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission

Duterte creates Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission By Jose Cielito Reganit   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) creating the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) that will investigate corrupt presidential appointees. The commission was created a week after the President vowed to form a body that would investigate alleged corruption at the … Continue reading

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Raps filed vs 2 Ombudsman execs

Raps filed vs 2 Ombudsman execs By Jose Cielito Reganit   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Two lawyers on Tuesday filed administrative complaints against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang and Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao Rodolfo Elman before the Office of the President in Malacañang. Lawyers Manuelito Luna and Eligio Mallari filed graft and corruption and betrayal … Continue reading

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Faeldon dares Lacson: ‘Sue me, other BOC officials’

Faeldon dares Lacson: ‘Sue me, other BOC officials’ By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon challenged Senator Panfilo Lacson to file cases against him and other personnel who the latter tagged as involved in corruption. At the agency’s flag raising ceremony Tuesday morning, the outgoing Customs … Continue reading