Duterte names more officials under probe for corruption

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 16 2018 08:51 PM | Updated as of May 17 2018 05:17 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday revealed the names of several of government officials under investigation for corruption.

Duterte cited lawyer Amrosi Basman, legal researcher at the Manila International Airport Authority; lawyer Rohani Basman; Anisah  M. Lomontod; Amilkhyr Macabando; and Prosecutor Samina Sampaco Macabando-Usman, as among the individuals being probed for corruption.

“Suspended sila lahat ngayon pending investigation,” Duterte told reporters in a chance interview.

Also on Duterte’s list are inquest prosecutor Clemente Villanueva, OIC Pasay City Prosecutor Benjamin Lanto, Assistant Prosecutor Florencio dela Cruz, NAIA-Customs district collector Ramon Anquilan Jr., Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service Director Adzhar Albani, CIIS Head Butch Ledesma, and NAIA customs operations officer Lomontod Macabando.

Duterte said the Ombudsman should be the one to handle the investigation involving these officials.

The President recently ordered assistant secretaries Moselemen Macarambon Sr. of the justice department, and Tingagun Umpa of the public works and highways department to resign or be fired.

Macarambon has already resigned.

Umpa, on the other hand, claimed he was a victim of a demolition job.