The reported dismissal of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Mike Sueño was confirmed by Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella.
Abella said President Rodrigo Duterte lost his ‘Trust and Confidence’ towards Sueño.
President Duterte announced the ouster of said official during Monday’s Cabinet meeting.
The official added that the summary dismissal of DILG Secretary serves as warning to other Cabinet members and government officials.
It can be recalled that Sueño is one of the officials that served as instrument and convinced Pres. Duterte to run during the presidential elections.
During his speech in Cagayan De Oro City last Sunday, The President said he is set to fire another official after being tagged in corruption.
Pres. Duterte said among his campaign promises is to end corruption in the government, that in his 10 months in Malacañang, almost 100 officials were dismissed from their positions due to corruption.