Duterte can’t believe how BSP, AMLC fell prey to drug money: Dami nyo na pera, gutom pa kayo? – Politiko

Duterte can’t believe how BSP, AMLC fell prey to drug money: Dami nyo na pera, gutom pa kayo? – Politiko

President Rodrigo Duterte is wondering how the top brass at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Anti-Money Laundering Council, led by Amando Tetangco Jr., could have been corrupted by drug money despite being the highest paid government officials.

President Rodrigo Duterte is wondering how the top brass at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Anti-Money Laundering Council, led by Amando Tetangco Jr., could have been corrupted by drug money despite being the highest paid government officials.

In a speech in Malacanang, Duterte said drug lords have become so powerful with their billions in earnings that “they can corrupt everybody” including the BSP and AMLC who continued to defy his order to produce the bank documents that would pin down Sen. Leila de Lima and her cohorts for alleged drug trafficking.

“I am warning again Central Bank for the second time. It was not until I burdened at them during the NBI, National Bureau of Investigation anniversary and I was there. And I was told by the director na hangang ngayon, there’s no report of this AMLA,” said Duterte.

Duterte was surprised how the BSP and AMLC with their high pay and generous perks could fall into the temptation of the drug lords.

“Kayo diyan, stop corruption. You think that the pay there Central Bank despite of its vault, full of money and you are not still—you’re still hungry? Umalis kayo diyan, I will not allow (corruption),” said Duterte.

Tetangco is the highest paid government official with total earnings of P13.957 million in 2015. Tetatngco is the longest serving BSP Governor – he was first appointed in 2005 by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo; he was appointed to a second six-year term‎ in 2011 by then President Noynoy Aquino. Tetangco has been the head of AMLC for more than a decade.

In a speech at the NBI a month ago, Duterte berated the BSP ad AMLC for not doing their duty and he even accused them of “protecting” the real money launderers.

“I’d like to address myself to the Central Bank guys and the AMLA. Alam mo, I’d like to warn you, to avoid a confrontation between us, Central Bank people….Simply I said, you failed miserably. … you cannot tell the public because you are protecting somebody, those who are really into money laundering,” said Duterte.

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