The Department of Interior and Local Government’s purchase of firetrucks from Austria– which reportedly price former Secretary Ismael Sueno his job– will push by, Malacañang mentioned Thursday (April 20).

In a assertion, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella mentioned the DILG must proceed with shopping for the firetrucks as a result of “it is a perfected contract and there is no temporary restraining order (TRO) that prevents its implementation.”

Duterte has been vocal about his qualms in regards to the DILG’s purchase of firetrucks, which even made Sueno fly to Austria.

In a speech on the Cine Lokal launch on Wednesday (April 19), Duterte mentioned he requested Sueno why DILG is pushing by with the procurement regardless of his authorized crew’s opinion that it was questionable.

The President mentioned he additionally found the firetrucks expensive.

“Sabi ko bakit pumunta doon to sign, to buy it fire truck worth 18 million? P****** i**, anong klaseng sunog ‘yan? We’ll buy it at 7, 8. That’s the running price now over a fire truck made in Japan,” he mentioned.

Duterte mentioned he fired Sueno after the latter denied receiving the DILG authorized crew’s opinion in regards to the firetrucks purchase.

“Sabi ko lang, ‘You’re fired. Go out of this office. I don’t need you,’” he mentioned.