President Rodrigo Duterte revealed another list of about 64 government officials who were dismissed over graft and corruption cases Monday night.
The President said some of those in the list were officials whose dismissal years ago were recently upheld with finality.
Among the more prominent names in the President's list were former Agriculture Secretary Nasser Pangandaman and former Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
Pangandaman served as DAR chief during the term of then President Gloria Arroyo. Mabilog was dismissed by the Ombudsman in 2017 for unexplained wealth.
"I have to honor my commitment to the people to report the progress of our campaign against graft and corruption. Some names were slapped with cases before which were only decided now. Some were dismissed years ago but their dismissal orders took effect with finality only this year," Duterte said.
The President accused Mabilog of being part of the illegal drug trade, and was ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman three years ago for unexplained wealth.
That same year, Mabilog said he had nothing to hide after the President ordered a lifestyle check on him.
Shortly after the President's televised address, Mabilog tweeted: "Coming from him?"
The former mayor has yet to release a formal statement on the issue.
Other names in the list the President read are as follows:
• From the Department of Agrarian Reform: Rowena Agbayani, Ronald Venancio, Teresita Legaspi Panlilio, and Ricardo Oblena;
• From the Department of Education: Doroteo Galavia, Lucinda Dela Cruz, Mary Ann Sta. Maria Parcon, Rebecca Teodosio Esto (Libacao National Forestry Vocational High School in Aklan), and Dorothy Calimag;
• From the Philippine National Police: PO3 Exequiel Arevalo Jr., Police Inspector Ferdinand Relasyon, and SPO1 Renato Masangkay; and
• From Quezon province: treasurers Louie Senolos, Pedro Ruiz Jr., Renato Fontanil, and Royle Macandog and the late San Andres, Quezon mayor Sergio Empresse (killed in August 2019 when he was already the vice mayor).