Ismael Sueno, who supervised Duterte's war on drugs that has left thousands dead, was sacked on the spot at a cabinet meeting late yesterday, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement. The MRRDNECC is perceived to have played a major role in convincing Duterte to run for president.
Secretary Ismael "Mike" Sueno of the Department of Interior and Local Governments Secretary in this file photo on August 22, 2016 talks about DILG's "Masa Masid" program during a press briefing in Malacañan.
Cuy was director for Personnel Records Management of the Philippine National Police before he retired from the service.
Mr. Cuy is DILG's undersecretary for peace and order.
Cuy served as DILG undersecretary for police matters, and as former Davao City police chief prior to his appointment.
"The summary dismissal served as a warning that Mr Duterte would not countenance any questionable or legally untenable decisions by any member of the Cabinet..."
The three undersecretaries were John Castriciones for operations, Jesus Hinlo for public safety, and Emilie Padilla for legislative liaison and special concerns. "I have said there will be no corruption in my government", he said. He did not answer text messages.
Although no replacement was announced, Duterte said he is still looking for a replacement for Sueno.
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Responding to the claims of corruption, Sueno said that the accusations stemmed from the deputies' bitterness over their curtailed powers.
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He said that Duterte has kept on repeating that one of the problems of the Philippines is that the Filipinos have lost trust in the government.
"What I'm saying corruption is rampant now". He has removed dozens of bureaucrats, two senior immigration officials and a former campaign spokesman from positions on corruption issue.
He challenged three undersecretaries to investigate him.
Sueno's ouster is seen as Duterte's strongest statement yet, and comes shortly after an opposition lawmaker filed impeachment charges against Duterte due to alleged graft and corruption.
"Due process will allow Sueno and Laviña to defend themselves and for prosecutors to make their case", he added.