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Duterte terminates 20 military officials including top brass of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Duterte terminates 20 military officials including top brass of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Image credit to Retired Analyst

20 military officials including top brass of the Armed Forces of the Philippines were terminated by President Duterte due to alleged corruption activities; strange and ghost projects at the V. Luna Medical Center Quezon City.



"It was conveyed to the President's consideration that claimed debasement exercises have been occurring at the V. Luna Medical Center." Harry Roque the Presidential Spokesperson said that the President has already ordered the assistance of 20 officials after. So far, Harry Roque identified only two of the 20 officials.

Image credit to Rappler

Image credit to Rappler
Harry said in a Palace briefing, “President Duterte has ordered relief and court martial proceedings against top military brass, which includes Brig. Gen. Edwin Leo Torrelavega, Commander of the AFP Heath Service Command (AFPHSC), Col. Antonio Punzalan, Commander of the V. Luna Medical Center, Chiefs of Management and Fiscal Office and the Logistics office of the AFPHSC among others.”


According to Roque, “Based on the reports, several high ranking officials and employees of the V. Luna Medical Center, Health Service Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, undertook anomalous purchases of equipment and engaged in fraudulent transactions, including ghost-purchasing, splitting of contracts to circumvent mandatory bidding processes, and conceiving fictitious suppliers with a total amount of P1,491,570.00.”

The report of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and the AFP has already read by Duterte, Roque added.







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Daily Pilipinas Source:  Inquirer 


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