Duterte Fires Lavina for Alleged Corruption

President Rodrigo Duterte fired his former campaign spokesman, Peter Tiu Lavina, as head of the National Irrigation Authority (NIA) after he was implicated in several corruption and bribery attempts. The move may help reinforce Duterte’s popularity as it strengthens his anti corruption reputation. Late last year, he also dismissed from service two of his fraternity brothers from the Bureau of Immigration after an alleged extortion attempt…

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