President Rodrigo Duterte in his latest public addressed warned government employees anew on his crackdown against corrupt officials, threatening them with suspension or termination.
Duterte, in his weekly meeting with Cabinet officials, read names of dismissed and suspended employees of the Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Public Works and Highways.
The president advised them to just leave public service if they want to earn more money.
“Kung gusto ninyong magkapera, umalis na lang kayo sa gobyerno. Magnegosyo, magnegosyo kayo sa labas,” he said.
[If you want to earn money, leave the government. Establish a business outside.]
Those who were already suspended were admonished by Duterte, noting that they will face dismissal next time they get involved in any misconduct.
“Lahat ‘yung suspended, next time magkaroon kayo maski simple, or simple neglect of duty or whatever, if it falls as a ground for dismissal, papaalisin ko na kayo,” he said.
[All those who are suspended, if you commit any simple neglect of duty or whatever, if it falls as a ground for dismissal, I will have you dismissed.]