Duterte to ERC officials: I am demanding they all resign. They better pray
Sunday, November 20, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered all officials of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to resign.
“I am demanding they all resign,” the President said.
This statement was said by Duterte in the wake of ERC Director Francisco Villa Jr., who killed himself last November 9 facing pressure to allegedly carry out corrupt activities.
Duterte said that he received and read reports about the death of Villa who left suicide notes expressing his problems on his job.
According to Charie Villa, a journalist and sister of the victim, the notes said he had been under tremendous pressure to approve contracts without bidding or hire consultants as chair o ERC's bids and awards committee.
“They really abused the [system]… just like in the past,” Mr. Duterte said.
The president also said that he will ask the Congress to disband or reorganize the ERC and to file charges against the officials.
“I leave it to the implementor. All these officials will have a choice: I will demand from Congress to disband [ERC] or leave them without a budget, and/or file cases simultaneous,” Duterte said.
“My source was a document. Now it’s a matter of government lawyers assessing the case. They better pray,” he added.
Source: GMA News Online
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