Duterte fires Cabinet member over alleged wrongdoing

Sacked DILG Sec. Ismael Sueno

Sueno was a longtime supporter of Duterte who helped convince him to run for the presidency.

In a statement issued Monday, hours before his sacking, Mr Sueno, 69, vigorously denied any involvement in corruption, blaming other followers of Mr Duterte for circulating such allegations against him.

Interior Undersecretary Catalino Cuy is chosen as acting DILG chief. However, he said they were only hoping that Duterte would investigate the allegations they raised and correct any irregularities.

"If you answer me with that kind of statement that you never read the legal opinion of the legal officer of your own office, it's either you're taking me for a stupid, an idiot, or you are lying through your teeth", Duterte said.

Duterte, who has admitted to personally killing criminals during his two decades as mayor of his hometown of Davao City, has been criticized by the worldwide community and human rights organizations for his brutal war on drugs, which has given police officers a free hand in delivering lethal justice to anyone they so much as suspect of involvement in the narcotics trade.

Mr Abella said the president checked those accusations before he made a decision to dismiss Mr Sueno.


"Yes, for some guidelines and to inform them that Usec".

Another official at the center of controversy is Cesar Montano, head of the Tourism Board Cesar Montano who is being accused of mismanagement and is facing flak for failing to report or reporting late for board meetings, and for hiring relatives for positions that are already filled.

Sueno is the second major Cabinet official to be dismissed due to allegations of corruption. He has removed dozens of bureaucrats, two senior immigration officials and a former campaign spokesman from positions on corruption issue. "So this accusation against me is impossible", said Mr Sueno, a former provincial governor and city mayor.

The President, meantime, warned anew government officials against engaging in corrupt practices or else risk getting fired too.

There was no immediate indication of whether Sueno would also face criminal charges over the alleged offenses.

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