2 Cabinet members face Duterte probe

November 14, 2019

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will order a separate investigation of two Cabinet members the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) previously flagged for alleged corruption.

PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica said they have already submitted their findings and recommendation to the Office of the President.

But Duterte’s spokesman Salvador Panelo said the President would likely validate the commission’s report first and conduct his own investigation before he makes a move.

“Of course, the President will order an investigation, he will validate it,” Panelo told reporters Thursday in Malacañang.

The PACC revealed that it conducted a lifestyle check on the two Cabinet members last August.

Duterte has fired several government officials over allegations of graft and corruption while in office.

But he was also criticized for “recycling” officials he had sacked by reappointing them to other government posts.