Duterte: Prove Go is involved in warship procurement and I'll fire him

President Rodrigo Duterte will fire his long-time side kick, Christopher Bong Go, if the online multimedia source Rappler can give a proof he meddled in the Philippine Navy's project to purchase two new warships amounting to P15.5 billion.

Duterte gave an ultimatum to Rappler to lay the cards that would prove Go is involved in the said project within 24 hours during a media interview in Pasay City, January 16.

“Find a way na magsabi ka ng totoo nag-intervene kami. I’ll give it to you,” Duterte told Rappler reporter Pia Ranada.

“And if you can find, I will ask Bong to resign tomorrow. Work on it tonight. Let me know tomorrow and I will fire him if he did intervene, even for one word,” he added.

Earlier on Tuesday, Rappler posted an article entitled 'Bong Go intervenes in P15.5 project to acquire PH warships."

On the said report, Rappler supported their news thru using the document they obtained in which Go gave Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana a white paper allegedly endorsing a company to be installed in the warships.

The special assistant to the president, allegedly summoned a navy officer involved in the project to discuss the selection of the combat management system, the report stated.

“You think, you think you can convince Lorenzana and the guys there, you can bribe them? Or you would think na sila papayag na kami ang mag-bribe then the way I talk, the way I’ve been firing people?” said the president in disbelief about the allegation against Go pointing out he is not a 'military man'.

Source: InquirerPoliticsGMA Network