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69-year-old man in Ilocos arrested for raping minor

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DOLE moves full issuance of OFW ID cards to October

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Duterte wants to abolish 3 agencies next week

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President Rodrigo Duterte has indicated his intention to abolish the Road Board and the Sugar Regulatory Administration to curb corruption in his administration.

During the Mindanao Business Conference and Expo in Cagayan de Oro, the president said he wants to dismantle one to three agencies next week.

He also said that one of the officials in these offices had three consultant who were paid P200,000 each month, higher than his salary.

“I will abolish them. I will suggest to Congress to abolish them. The money, these should all be returned to Congress,” he said.

The Road Board, which was created under Republic Act 8794, was created to manage the motor vehicles users’ charge for road safety and maintenance projects.

The Sugar Regulatory Administration, which was created by virtue of Executive Order 18 issued in 1986, was expected to institute an orderly system in sugarcane production to ensure stable, sufficient and balanced production of sugar, PDI wrote.

The president did not name the third government bureau which he wants to abolished. But during his campaign trail last year, he tagged three “most corrupt” government agencies, including the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Land Transportation Office, and the Bureau of Customs.

The latter had recently made headlines after P6.4 billion worth of illegal drugs from China slipped through its red lanes, that consequently made Nicanor Faeldon to resign as Customs Commissioner.

During committee hearings in the Senate, self-proclaimed Customs fixer Mark Taguba admitted that he used to out grease money or “tara” to some officials of the bureau in exchange for convenience.

Meanwhile, Former Customs Commissioner and now Muntinlupa Representative Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon, who is also member of the House committee on dangerous drugs, had said that the root cause of the problems within the bureau must be addressed instead of abolishing it.

In July 2016, Biazon’s proposed House Bill No. 1253 that seeks to amend Republic Act No. 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, includes a new provision that would allow the bureau to use part of its income for its modernization program.

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