DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Duterte has issued Executive Order 73, a measure that allows him to directly investigate or hear an administrative case against any presidential appointee. The new issuance expands Executive Order 43 that created and tasked the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to go after appointees who engage in corruption during his term. It also allows Duterte to authorize any of the agencies under the Office of the President to do the investigation on his behalf. Earlier this week, he warned his Cabinet members and others in the executive department to shape up or risk getting fired from their posts. Signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, EO 73 amends Section 5 of EO 43 that covers jurisdiction, powers and functions of the PACC.
Source: Philippine Star January 11, 2019 20:37 UTC