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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 19th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañan Palace on October 4, 2017. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has fired two employees of Malacañang.

But he did not elaborate on this in his speech at the Agrilink, Food Link, Aqualink 2017 at the World Trade Center on Thursday.

“I promised you corruption. I will stop it. I will stop it. I just fired two… two employees from Malacañan for making a tool and suggesting that, you know, they were suggesting,” he said, before leaving for Brunei.

“Yesterday… I said, talk—I fired Cabinet members at this early. Either you really stay clean, or you have to have clean… no corruption ako diyan,” he added.

Duterte also said the same in his interview with Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in Brunei.

He said in a video posted on Uson’s personal Facebook page that the two Malacañang employees were using their influence.

“I even fired today, I sign, firing two people from Malacañang for using their influence. Empleyado diyan tapos kung anu-anong pinagsasabi sa labas, na malakas. I hate that,” he said.

Malacañang has yet to respond to requests for clarification on the President’s revelation.

In his speech at the World Trade Center, Duterte also urged the public to call the 8888 hotline for their complaints against government workers. He said he would give them protection.

“As a matter of fact, you’re afraid to make an exposé? Go to Malacañang, there are two small rooms there. I’ll give you the bigger one. Doon ka patirahin ko. And every citizen… there’s an 888. Lagay mo lang. Or if you want, an alias. AKA. Also known as,” he said. (MNS)

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