President Rodrigo Duterte will soon appoint a new chairman for the state-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office who will negotiate the squabble between its general manager Alexander Balutan and board member Sandra Cam, the Palace said Saturday.
The move comes after PCSO’s chairman, former police general Jose Jorge Corpuz, resigned Friday due to “health reasons.”
“What I do know, the President will task the new chairman so that all squabbles will be settled,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said in an interview at Cebu City.
Corpuz, a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Sandigan” Class of 1982, has traded allegations of corruption against Cam, who is linked to gambling lord Charlie “Atong” Ang.
Cam had publicly accused Corpuz and Balutan of spending lavishly on the PCSO employees’ Christmas Party last December.
Roque has already clarified that Corpuz was not the person President Rodrigo Duterte had wanted to fire.