Duterte made an important announcement in a press conference upon his arrival in Davao City from a trip to Singapore early Saturday, December 17.
"I have directed the dismissal of the two associate commissioners of the Bureau of Immigration who are now tainted with corrupton. They will be held accountable for their actions," the President said.
Duterte later confirmed he was referring to Al Argosino and Michael Robles, the BI deputy commissioners accused of extorting P50 million from gaming tycoon Jack Lam for the release of hundreds of Chinese nationals working at the latter's Pampanga casino without the proper work visas.
"You know what, they are my fraternity frothers, if you must know. They are from San Beda and they are my fraternity brothers but I told [Special Assistant] Bong [Go] to tell them resign, you’re fired," he said.
It marked the first time for Duterte tp fire his own appointees, who were designated to their posts only in August.
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