Oh how we miss the good outdated days of the Aquino administration when the turf battle solely concerned two camps: Balay and Samar.
Under the Duterte administration, the battle traces have develop into blurred as the President cobbled collectively a mixture of cronies, aides, childhood pals and fraternity brothers to run the authorities. That would probabaly clarify why information experiences abound about the messy relationships between his women and men.
Here are the high 10 fights which have rocked the administration thus far:
10. Cesar Montano vs. Mocha Uson, Jimmy Bondoc
Cesar Montano, Mocha Uson and Jimmy Bondoc might all come from showbiz, however they don’t precisely like working collectively– even when it’s for President Rodrigo Duterte’s trigger.
The rift between the three showbiz personalities confirmed once they determined to stage their very own rallies as a present of drive for Duterte.
Montano, head of the Tourism Promotions Board, organized the February 25 rally in Luneta. He reportedly paid over P16 million from public coffers for the protest, which coincided with the 31st anniversary of the People Power revolution.
On April 2, Uson, a member of the Movie Television Review and Classification Board, and Bondoc staged their very own “Palit Bise” rally in Luneta.
They stated they raised at the least P2 million for the event with the assist of their supporters.
9. Aguirre vs. Morente
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre pushed for a whole overhaul of the Bureau of Immigration as a result of he can’t work with Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente.
Aguirre accused Morente, a former chief of the Davao City police, of operating the BI independently though it was under the Department of Justice’s management.
In December 2016, the Justice Secretary admitted he had little confidence in Morente as two deputy commissioners of the BI had been tagged in a bribery scandal involving Chinese playing tycoon Jack Lam.
Morente responded by threatening to resign from his post if Aguirre blocked his appointees.
As of April 2017, each males are nonetheless in the Cabinet.
eight. Sueno vs. DILG USecs Castriciones, Hinlo, Padilla
The firing of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno was largely believed to be the handiwork of three of his Undersecretaries: John Castriciones, Emilie Padilla and Jesus Hinlo.
The three undersecretaries wrote Duterte a letter exposing Sueno’s alleged corrupt actions and the undue favor he reportedly prolonged to sure officers of the Department of Interior and Local Government with ties to former Secretary Mar Roxas.
One of the most damning accusations in opposition to Sueno which the undersecretaries introduced up was his resolution to push by way of with the procurement of multimillion-peso firetrucks in Austria though it may very well be purchased cheaper in the nation.
Days after receiving the undersecretaries’ letter, Duterte demanded a proof from Sueno about the buy of the firetrucks.
The President fired his long-time pal after being satisfied he was mendacity about particulars of the buy.
7. Evasco-Valdez vs. PCA chief Andal
Philippine Coconut Authority chairman Avelino Andal has accused Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco of wanting him out in retaliation for the firing of his protege, Undersecretary Halmen Valdez.
Andal, who has been positioned under preventive suspension since March 20 over allegations of corruption, had accused Valdez of attempting to undermine the Duterte administration.
He now suspects Evasco, who chairs the PCA governing board, needs his head to even out Valdez’s removing.
“Evasco needs me fired to even up the dismissal of Valdez. If it’s just for him, I’m already out. But I don’t just follow illegal and unjust order. It does not recognize even elementary due process because everything was framed up against me,” Andal stated.
The PCA chair stated the solely authority he’ll acknowledge almost about his service in authorities is President Rodrigo Duterte, not Evasco.
6. Evasco-Valdez vs. NFA adminisstrator Jason Aquino
Valdez had Evasco’s blessing when she pushed for having non-public rice merchants import rice as an alternative of letting authorities name the photographs.
Their transfer, nevertheless, didn’t sit properly with National Food Authority administrator Jason Aquino, who wished rice importation to be a authorities to authorities transaction.
The deadlock on rice importation led to Evasco issuing a brand new memorandum round extending merchants’ deadline for importing rie from March 31 to June 30. He reportedly signed the doc on the similar day Aquino approached Duterte to argue in opposition to rice importation.
It was Aquino who ultimately prevailed upon Duterte and Valdez was sacked.