Duterte tells AMLC secretariat to resign

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — "There will be no corruption. And there will be no corruption."

It's a campaign promise President Rodrigo Duterte is bent on keeping.

And he said he doesn't want to be humiliated.

After signing the ₱3.35-trillion national budget in Malacañang on Thursday, the President gave a glimpse of how tough he will be on corrupt officials.

He lashed out at the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for alleged corruption.

"I'm going to charge all of you there criminally. I'll count one to three and if you don't resign, I will treat you as a drug addict," Duterte said.

"You know you are contributing to the corruption of this country. You have reported to the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) and submitted it very late yet you do not have the assessment report." he added.

The President wasn't clear on who he wants out.

But Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre who was at the signing ceremony clarified the President was referring to the AMLC secretariat.

According to the AMLC web site, the council is composed of the Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as chairman, and the Commissioner of the Insurance Commission and the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission as members. It's secretariat is headed by an executive director and five units — the Office of the Executive Director, Compliance and Investigation Group, Legal Services Group, Information Management and Analysis Group, and Administrative and Financial Services Division.

In November, the President lashed out at AMLC and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for not actively pursuing money launderers.

Days later, Aguirre revealed that the outburst was due to AMLC's delayed action on the NBI's requests for documents on Senator Leila De Lima that can boost government's drug case against her.

"Kaya kayo nilagay diyan kasi may trabaho kayo. [That's why you're there because you have a job to do.] What about our money? We are paying you to do your job. If you cannot do your job, get out from that office," Duterte said.

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Duterte orders online gambling closure

Meanwhile, President Duterte also has his eyes set on dismantling all online gambling operations.

He said he wants them all shut down since they don't pay proper the taxes.

"Ang gambling dito, taxable [Gambling here is taxable.] But they are accepting bets outside of the country which is not shown in whatever contrabands or gadgets of computer. Malinis yun. So walang taxes yun. Ilang taon na nila ginamit, [That's clean. It has no taxes. They've been benefiting from it for years]," Duterte said.

After he ordered the arrest of Macau-based gambling tycoon Jack Lam, allegedly an online gambling operator in the country, the President fired two Bureau of Immigration deputy commissioners who were accused of extorting money or receiving bribe money from Lam over the case of illegal Chinese workers in his casino in Clark, Pampanga.

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