Lintik ka! Duterte says he literally booted out corrupt Budget Usec Gertrudo de Leon
When President Rodrigo Duterte says he’ll kick you out corrupt officials, he means it literally.
Duterte recalled anew how he fired an Undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management for putting his sticky fingers in the government coffers.
“Talagang sinipa ko. Liiterally na sinipa ko talagang putang — tadyak. Lintik ka, pati dito pati pera ng Malacañan, luslusin mo,” said Duterte.
Duterte did not name the DBM official just like the first time he revealed the firing.
But Budget Secretary Ben Diokno had previously named the disgraced official as Gertrudo de Leon.
Curiously, Duterte had a different version on how he fired de Leon.
“I just fired the undersecretary of DBM, Office of the Budget. He was lucky because there were so many people. I wanted to slap him. I wanted to kick him on the face. I fired him for corruption,” he said n a speech last October 20.