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By Prince Golez

Bureau of Immigration chief Jaime Morente failed to act on the alleged bribery scheme that gives Chinese nationals VIP treatment in immigration for P10,000, President Rodrigo Duterte said.

In a speech delivered in Davao City Thursday evening, Duterte said he fired all immigration personnel involved in the so-called “pastillas” modus operandi.

Charges will also be brought against them, he added.

“Hindi niya (Morente) kaya, sabi ko sa kanya. Limitado rin kasi,” according to the President.

Despite the controversy, Duterte said he still trusts Morente, who once served as Davao police chief.

“Si Morente, mahal ko ‘yan kasi chief of police ‘yan dito (Davao City), mabait ‘yan,” he said during the graduation of the Public Safety Officers Basic Course and Public Safety Officers Advance Course class.

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