Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Rodrigo Duterte Page | posted May 24, 2016 15:24
Duterte names three most corrupt government agencies, wants them abolished
It appears the days of corrupt government agencies are already numbered after presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte warned the country's most corrupt government offices.
According to Duterte, the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) are the most corrupt and ineffective agencies in the country. He even stated that it might be better for the country to terminate these three agencies.
“I'm very sorry pero sabihin ko sa inyo, isa sa pinaka-corrupt na agency ang BIR, Customs, LTO,” said Duterte.
[I'm very sorry but I have to say that the most corrupt agencies are the BIR, Customs, LTO].
Apart from that, Duterte also ridiculed the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). He claimed that most of its officials are involved in the illegal narcotics trade, essentially deeming the PDEA as 'useless'.
As a way to straighten out the PDEA, along with other agencies like the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), he will have the military take over all three divisions.