Duterte admits he fired Licuanan

President Rodrigo DUterte admitted that he ordered the dismissal of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia Licuanan who publicized her resignation earlier on Monday.

In his speech during the inauguration of the Region 11's new crime laboratory in Davao City, Duterte said many will follow.

"I have dismissed Licuanan today, the (chairperson) of Ched... and many will follow. Do not look at me as a saint. We are all the same, but I said, not so much about vices and everything, faults and maybe personal deficiencies. But money has not really been an issue," he added.

The revelation of Rody came less than 12 hours after the ex-chair announced her resignation.

In addition, she also said Executive Secretary Medialdea asked her to resign from her post even if her term will expire in July 2018.

Licuanan was tagged in controversy in the past months.  In December last year, she admitted logistical issues that were hampering on-time release of scholars’ allowances, including their lack of requirements submitted to the agency.

PBA Representative Jericho Nograles also accused her of taking on excessive foreign trips last year.

“I’m poised to terminate about 39 police officers or two to 3 generals,” said Duterte emphasizing that people should expect more government officials to be removed from office as part of his will to curb graft and corruption.

Source: RapplerSunstarPolitics