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Tatak militar! Duterte expects Lapeña to be efficient, honest in leading BOC- Palace

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President Rodrigo Duterte expects Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Isidro Lapeña to lead with honest and trustworthiness when he assumes his new post as Customs chief.

In a press conference Tuesday (August 22), presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Duterte has given Lapeña the mandate to keep the graft-prone Bureau of Customs trustworthy, clean and corruption-free.

“I think the President made clear that he– the reason why he chooses men especially from the military… is the fact that they are very efficient– they’re quite efficient, and they are trustworthy as far as the President is concerned,” he said.

Duterte on Monday (August 21) announced that Lapeña, a former police general, will replace Nicanor Faeldon as the head of the Bureau of Customs.

The President, however, has yet to formalize Lapeña’s appointment.

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