Clark Field, Pampanga – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lambasted the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and the Philippine Postal Office (PHLPost) for failing to eliminate the “fixers” and assures to implement a lifestyle check to all government executives.
In his speech at 69th Philippine Air Force Anniversary in Clark Field, Pampanga, Tuesday, Duterte warned the corrupt government heads to stop or jeopardized themselves by going to prison.
He was quoted saying, “We have the corruption in government. Again, it has to stop… decades of corruption.”.
PRRD narrated how he as well as his mother went to the PHLPost and paid to claim a parcel when he was still working at the fiscal’s office.
“All that fixers, stop!”, he said in Filipino.
He urged the new head of the BOC Nicanor Faeldon and BIR executive Billy Dulay to do their duty to eliminate corruption.
“I hope Faeldon would do his thing. Stop corruption in the Customs and Billy Dulay, I know him. He’s very good, he’s honest, I hope he can deliver,” he said.
The President stated that everybody was being observed and that he will use technology to combat corruption in the government.
Duterte cited BIR and BOC for making money from illicit activities and that it is now high time for them to experience a canny living.
“Well, this time, we have to learn how to live frugally and toned down. We are used to buying cars for everybody in the family, Well, I’m sorry, do not do that, because the lifestyle check would be all year round. And I would know from your garage [if I see it] how many cars you have.”, Duterte’s statement.
Video courtesy of RTVM network.