Duterte asks PNOC chief to resign for alleged loss of confidence

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the head of the Philippine National Oil Corporation to resign for alleged loss of confidence.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte’s order against Atty. Pedro A. Aquino, Jr.,  who is also a member of the Board of the PNOC-Exploration Corporation, was “pursuant to his anti-corruption campaign in the government, and underscores once again that there are no sacred cows under this Administration.”

Duterte has reiterated his order “to all officials and employees of the government to undertake actions which are only pursuant to what the law provides in the performance of their official functions and desist from committing any act that are — or may appear to be — irregular, illegal or dishonest,” Panelo said.