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Para walang corruption! Duterte: Remove brokers from Customs

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte wants brokers removed at the Bureau of Customs because they allow corruption to flourish. in the agency.

“Itong sa Customs, ang gusto ko, wala ng brokers. Pagka may brokers, may corruption talaga yan. Ngayon, sinasabi ko, sabihin mo sa Pilipino, kung gusto talaga nila walang corruption, tanggalin na natin yan mga ano gross, wala ng examiner sa Customs, wala ng brokers,” said Duterte in a speech delivered in Malacañang.

Ignoring brokers, he added, could result in a significant reduction in corruption.

“Ang kumpanya nagpadala, may accreditation lang sila. Sila na mismo ang mag-trabaho doon. Take away the brokers and you would have cut corruption overnight. In a scale of 1 to 10, maybe you have reduced corruption to about 8 — 8 and one half,” the President explained.

Duterte stressed there is no need for a law to eliminate brokerage from the system.

“Sabihin ko lang. I cannot — you know, I have… I am the executive of this government. There are things which I have to do that Congress cannot tinker with. Those are one of them because that is to save the country from perdition. Maraming ganun, maraming corruption. So gusto mo ng corruption, o sige mag-pass kayo ng law but I will not wait for them,” he said.

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