Duterte fires Customs Commissioner Prudente over excessive foreign trips

DAVAO CITY (May 30) — President Rodrigo Duterte fired  on Wednesday Bureau of Customs (BOC) deputy commissioner Noel Patrick Sales Prudente over excessive foreign trips. Prudente is facing an investigation by the House of Representatives over the supposed questionable release of container vans at the Manila South Harbor. “I will cut short the agony of Congress. …

Duterte fires government corporate counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado

DAVAO CITY (May 28) — President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado, for allegedly favoring the gambling franchise to the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco). Duterte was talking about the newly signed Ease of Doing Business Act of 2018 — a law that addresses the failure of the Anti-Red …