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Papakain sa tilapya! Duterte sacks Pasig rehab chief

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Jose Antonio Goitia as executive director of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) due to alleged corruption.

“I just dismissed him. Paglabas niyo ngayon, nandiyan siya sa labas. Tinalian ko muna ng angkla, ihulog ko itong p*tang i*ang ito sa Pasig River para tumaba lalo ang tilapia,” Duterte said at the awarding of outstanding government workers on Tuesday.

In a separate speech, Duterte claimed that Goitia was telling people he will be appointed customs collector and was already collecting.

Malacañang directed the PRRC head to turn over relevant official documents to the Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Finance and Administrative Services of the Commission.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Goitia’s termination “is made pursuant to the President’s continuing mandate to eradicate graft and corruption, and to ensure that public officials and employees conduct themselves in a manner worthy of public trust.”

Panelo added, “We hope that this shall serve as another example that this Administration does not — and will never — tolerate corrupt practices in the bureaucracy and in public service.”

Duterte appointed Goitia to the PRRC in 2017.

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