Pres. Duterte Fires All Nayong Pilipino Foundation Officials

The tough-talking President of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made another surprising move in his government as he has fired all board members of Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) over a "grossly disadvantageous" 70-year property lease contract, according to the announcement released by MalacaƱang on Tuesday.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the 72-year-old President has express "exasperation" to Cabinet members during a meeting on Monday night that "corruption continues under his administration."

In a press conference with the members of the media, Spokesperson Harry Roque was quoted as saying "He cited the case of Nayong Pilipino leased government property for a [ridiculously] long period of time, 70 years, beyond the lifetime of anyone, and he considered this as a contract which was grossly disadvantageous to the government," Roque said

Spox Roque noted further that "He, therefore, announced that he was sacking all members of the board and management of Nayong Pilipino," Roque stated.

Despite the announcement of firing all the officials of Nayong Pilipino, Spox Roque clarified that the President declined to disclosed further details on what contract the President was referring to when he decided to fire the Nayong Pilipino officials.

The Presidential Spokesperson also noted during the press conference that the firing of all the officials of Nayong Pilipino served as a warning to all Cabinet members of the Duterte administration.

The Nayong Pilipino was a cultural theme park near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Metro Manila. The theme park was run by the Nayong Pilipino Foundation, initiated by former First Lady Imelda Marcos in 1972. The theme park was closed down in 2002 but it was later opened at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

Nayong Pilipino (Photo: The Filipino Homeschooler)
Source: PNA

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