PALACE: DDB CHAIR ALSO FIRED FOR CORRUPTION COMPLAINTS
EX-DDB CHAIR DENIES CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS
He was not only let go for contradicting the administration's reforms but former Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chair Dionisio Santigao was let go from his post due to corruption allegations.
During Monday's press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed that Dionisio was not only fired for his controversial statements on the Mega Drug rehab Facility in Nueva Ecija but also for going to extravagant trips abroad while he was supposedly accompanied by a mistress.
Roque also made mention that the former DDB chair received a house from reported drug lord, slain Ozamiz city Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog.
During an event in Davao City last Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte once again made public his disdain to corruption and government officials who would get caught involved with the act.
The President also hinted to the firing of Santiago when he mentioned that he is aware of government officials taking extravagant trips abroad.
Meantime, an hour following the revelations made by the Palace, Santiago who is also a former General vehemently denied all allegations.
According to Santiago his recent trips to the US and Vienna, Austria were paid for by his family including his son who worked for Delta airways.
His trip to Vienna was also for legitimate conferences where in he was invited along with other DDB and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)officials.
Santiago also slammed the reports of being accompanied by a supposed mistress.
According to Santiago, this demolition job against his reputation is intentional and done by the people who does not want him as DDB chair.