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Duterte says he fired GSIS chief Aranas

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By Prince Golez

In a speech delivered in Leyte on Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte said he fired Jesus Clint Aranas, the former president and general manager of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

Aranas tendered his resignation as head of the state-run pension fund effective July 2.

“I promised little, I did not make any grandiose or… Sinabi ko lang kapag nanalo ako I will deal with corruption. I am dealing with it until now. I just fired the GSIS President yesterday,” said Duterte.

In his resignation letter addressed to the President, Aranas wrote: “I resign, secure in the knowledge that I have unwaveringly advanced the interest of GSIS and its members in discharging the functions of the said office always in obeisance to all laws and never once compromising my integrity or that of the office I now relinquish.”

Aranas left his post days after the Commission on Audit ordered the GSIS to refund P260.5 million worth of “illegal” incentives for its employees.

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