Duterte calls for removal of brokers, examiners from Customs

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the removal of brokers and examiners in the Bureau of Customs.

“Ang gusto ko, wala nang brokers. Pagka may brokers, may corruption talaga ‘yan. Ngayon, sinasabi ko, sabihin mo sa Pilipino, kung gusto talaga nila walang corruption, tanggalin na natin ‘yang mga ganon..wala nang examiner sa Customs wala nang brokers,” he said.

According to Duterte if the brokers in particular are removed, “you would have cut corruption overnight.”

“In a scale of 1 to 10, maybe you have reduced corruption to about 8 and one half,” he said, adding that he will no longer wait for Congress to pass a law to reduce corruption.

“I am the executive of this government. There are things which I have to do that Congress cannot tinker with. Those are one of them because that is to save the country from perdition,” Duterte said.