President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Tuesday that he will fire two government officials over an â€śapplicationâ€ť that has been delayed for years.
Duterte made the statement during the groundbreaking of a hospital in Malabon, saying that he will ax two officials from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for grounds of corruption.
â€śI will remove two officials from DAR,â€ť said Duterte in an ambush interview after his speech. â€śAn application that was long delayed, two years in their office… That is corruption to me. Two years?â€ť Duterte said.
â€śI will ask them to resign or else I will file charges against them and I will see to it that they will get their comeuppance,â€ť he added.
However, the President did not disclose the names of the officials.
â€śFrom the looks of it, the name is immaterial. When you have papers with you, and if you have them return a number of times, itâ€™s corruption,â€ť said Duterte. â€śThatâ€™s the reason why thereâ€™s an 8888, you just text and let us know and I will ask.â€ť