CDC President faces ax over corruption allegations
Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Chief Executive Officer and President Noel Manankil could be out of his post soon.
This after President Rodrigo Duterte reported voiced his plan to fire Manankil for alleged corruption at the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board meeting on Tuesday.
Duterte supposedly only mentioned Manankil’s position but did not name him during the meeting.
He reportedly suspects the CDC chief of accepting money for certain projects and deals.
Duterte in a speech on Tuesday also said he was ‘about to fire’ an unnamed government official in Pampanga.
Manankil is reported friendly with Chinese gambling tycoon Jack Lam who Duterte previously accused of “economic sabotage.”
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade recommended Manankil as CDC chief.
Tugade headed the CDC under the Aquino administration while Manankil was CDC vice president for administration and finance.
Duterte supposedly gave instructions to Tugade on Manankil during a private conversation on the sidelines of the NEDA board meeting.
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