Stiff sanctions await corrupt AFP personnel: Galvez

MANILAStiff sanctions will be meted out to military personnel found tainted with corruption, newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez warned Tuesday.

"Anyone who will be tainted with corruption will be relieved of his/her position," Galvez said, ordering all commands of the AFP to stay clean and corruption-free.

The President has zero tolerance for corruption. We will have no fear of relieving people who are mediocre and full of anomalies. We will keep the AFP clean. I will not hesitate to relieve any commander who will be tainted with corruption, he said.

The AFP chief has directed the Office of the Inspector General to investigate reported anomalies in the use of resources to ensure the judicious use of funds and proper management of government assets.

Galvez, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1985, replaced AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero last April 18. (With reports from Ericka Cirera, OJT/PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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