MANILA – Palace said the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board director Sandra Cam can resign anytime if she cannot stand the alleged corruption practices in the office.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo over the weekend said Cam does not need to wait for President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision before stepping down from her post.
“As to Ms. Cam’s request to relieve her in her present post, she does not have to wait for her relief by the President. She can tender her resignation if she cannot stand the alleged corruption within the PCSO,” Panelo said.
“We thus urge the likes of Ms. Cam to come forward and expose government shenanigans and malfeasance if she knows any. We assure her and other whistleblowers that they have the President’s ears in this regard,” he added.
Cam recently asked Duterte to relieve her from her post as she “can no longer take the corruption.”
Panelo said Cam should formalize her complaint and submit the same to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission so it can be acted accordingly.
“The President will order a full blown investigation on those allegations of corruption as soon as formal charges are filed,” he said.
“President Duterte is beholden to no one. He will not spare even his close friends and long-time allies in his drive to weed out corruption in the bureaucracy. We repeat: There are no sacred cows in this administration,” added Panelo. /PN