Duterte chides ex-FDCP officials over huge salary

  • President Rodrigo Duterte has accused three ex-FDCP officials of receiving huge salary
  • One of these officials, former FDCP chairman Briccio Santos, is a kin of the Prieto family of the Inquirer
  • Duterte also renewed his attacks against the Inquirer and the ABS-CBN Network for allegedly reneging on their contract last election

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has lambasted three former Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) officials for allegedly receiving large salaries during their term in the council.

Duterte has singled out ex-council chairman Briccio Santos, a kin of the Prieto family of the Inquirer, and directors Teodoro Granados and Jose Miguel dela Rosa for supposedly enjoying high compensation and allowances.

“According to the Commission on Audit, film council chairman Briccio Santos, son-in-law ito ni Prieto sa Inquirer, 2013 received over P2.4 million in compensation while his co-executive directors Teodoro Granados and Jose Miguel dela Rosa pre-paid P1.8 (million) and P1.7 (million) respectively,” Duterte said in a speech before the Prosecutors League of the Philippines on Thursday.

The President added that these officials received more salary than some prominent educators in the country.

“The three filmmakers enjoy higher salary grades than the country’s leading educators like the President of the University of the Philippines Alfredo Pascua, he only received P1.4-M And the President of the Development Academy of the Philippines Antonio Kalaw Jr., he only received P1.4-M,” he said.

He also accused the three of using public funds for their frequent travels outside the country.

In the same speech, Duterte renewed his attack against media moguls ABS-CBN Network and the Philippine Daily Inquirer for allegedly reneging on their contract in the last election.

He said ABS-CBN and Inquirer agreed to give them time slot and even accepted the money but never made good on their agreement.