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"I said I'll stop corruption and didn't say I will kill plunderers" - Pres. Duterte

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he had no intentions of killing plunderers amid his vow to stamp out corruption in government.
Asked about why plunder was dropped from the list of crimes punishable by death in the proposed death penalty bill, Duterte replied that he only said he will stop corruption.
"I said I'll stop corruption, but I didn't say I will kill the plunderers," Duterte said in an interview in Cagayan de Oro City.
"What was in my mind is that corruption will stop and it will stop," he added.
He also promised to will sack more officials tagged in corrupt activities. These include those he has appointed.
"In the coming days, I am going to fire additional people who I have appointed in government," Duterte said.
Duterte earlier said he will look into why rape was dropped as a crime punishable by death in the proposed bill.
"I really would like to know the rationale of the Congress why is it that rape and plunder was taken out," Duterte said. 

Speaking before reporters in an impromptu press conference Friday, March 3, Duturte said he will fire more government appointees in the coming days due to supposed corruption issues. 

"Marami yan sila (They are many). I'm still trying to figure out how it will be done,"Duterte said.

"Ito warning ko, maski director o CESO o service eligible kayo huminto kayo at least for 6 years habang andito ako sa opisina ko (This is my warning, even directors or CESO or civil service eligible, you should stop even just for 6 years while I am in this office), "Duterte added. 

Duterte had earlier revealed that he had fired former National Irrigation Administration (NIA) administrator Peter Laviña for alleged wrongdoing. 

Laviña handed in his resignation letter last week amid accusations that he was asking money from NIA contractors, an allegation that he vehemently denied. 

In interviews, he said he resigned from his post to save the Duterte government from embarrassment. Duterte was at the 4th Infantry Division headquarters in Camp Edilberto Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City to visit the wake of the two soldiers killed in recent clashes with the New Peoples Army (NPA) in Misamis Oriental.
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"I said I'll stop corruption and didn't say I will kill plunderers" - Pres. Duterte Reviewed by Unknown on March 04, 2017 Rating: 5 MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he had no intentions of killing plunderers amid his vow to stamp out corruption in gover...

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