Duterte to fire more immigration execs

first_imgPresident Rodrigo Duterte is finalizing a list of Bureau of Immigration officials he will dismiss for their alleged involvement in the “pastillas” scheme at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. PCOO President Duterte have recently orderedthe relief of around 19 BI personnel after receiving reports and findingprobable cause to remove them from the bureau due to their supposed unlawfulmoney-making activity./PN Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Duterte gave Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente an opportunityto address the corruption issues in the agency following the discovery of theso-called “pastillas” scheme in airport terminals. “I think I have to complete the list ofofficials that I’m going to fire, to dismiss from the Bureau of Immigration,”Duterte said. “Ayaw ko kasi ‘yung iba kilalako. Kaya lang ‘yung iba ko mga brod ko.Iyong iba were with me in ‘88 when Ifirst ran for the mayorship.” MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte isfinalizing a list of Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials he will dismiss fortheir alleged involvement in the “pastillas” scheme at the Ninoy AquinoInternational Airport (NAIA). Firing “fraternity brothers” werenothing new to President Duterte after he previously sacked Al Argosino andMichael Robles, both associate commissioners of the BI, who were accused ofextorting P50 million from Jack Lam for the release of Chinese nationalsworking for the gaming tycoon’s casino in Pampanga. Under the pastillas scheme, Chinesenationals would pay thousands of pesos as bribe to be allowed entry into thecountry without going through the usual process. Duterte aired his frustration onTuesday, saying some of the officials on his list were his fraternity brothers. “Both Argosino and Robles were myfraternity brothers, they helped me in my election campaign,” the ChiefExecutive said.last_img

first_imgPresident Rodrigo Duterte is finalizing a list of Bureau of Immigration officials he will dismiss for their alleged involvement in the “pastillas” scheme at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. PCOO President Duterte have recently orderedthe relief of around 19 BI personnel after receiving reports and findingprobable cause to remove them from the bureau due to their supposed unlawfulmoney-making activity./PN Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Duterte gave Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente an opportunityto address the corruption issues in the agency following the discovery of theso-called “pastillas” scheme in airport terminals. “I think I have to complete the list ofofficials that I’m going to fire, to dismiss from the Bureau of Immigration,”Duterte said. “Ayaw ko kasi ‘yung iba kilalako. Kaya lang ‘yung iba ko mga brod ko.Iyong iba were with me in ‘88 when Ifirst ran for the mayorship.” MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte isfinalizing a list of Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials he will dismiss fortheir alleged involvement in the “pastillas” scheme at the Ninoy AquinoInternational Airport (NAIA). Firing “fraternity brothers” werenothing new to President Duterte after he previously sacked Al Argosino andMichael Robles, both associate commissioners of the BI, who were accused ofextorting P50 million from Jack Lam for the release of Chinese nationalsworking for the gaming tycoon’s casino in Pampanga. Under the pastillas scheme, Chinesenationals would pay thousands of pesos as bribe to be allowed entry into thecountry without going through the usual process. Duterte aired his frustration onTuesday, saying some of the officials on his list were his fraternity brothers. “Both Argosino and Robles were myfraternity brothers, they helped me in my election campaign,” the ChiefExecutive said.last_img

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