The Manila Times : BBM screens bets for BoC, BIR posts

By Kristina Maralit | The Manila Times

PRESIDENT-ELECT Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said on Thursday that he is carefully screening candidates for the top posts in the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), stressing "there is no place for corruption" under his watch.

Marcos Jr. said that the chosen candidates must eradicate corruption and ensure the efficient operation of the two agencies.

"There's no place, there should not be any place for corruption," he said in an interview with Press Secretary-designate Beatrix Cruz-Angeles.

He added that he is willing to "forget the past" — meaning the allegations of corruption and irregularities in the BoC and the BIR, warning he would go after those involved in corrupt practices under his administration.

"I was not in charge then. Now that I'm in charge, that should be no more," Marcos said.

"If that would persist then we will really go after you," he added.