The latest memorandum issued by the Presidential Management Staff (PMS), which sets a performance review of presidential appointees, was not meant to purge critics within the administration, including those appointed by former President Rodrigo Duterte, the Palace said on Tuesday.
‘’No such thing as this applies to ALL presidential appointees, myself included,’’ Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Cheloy Garafil told GMA News Online when asked for comment on speculations on the memo amid the rift between President Marcos and Duterte.
Dated Feb. 2, the PMS memo directed all presidential appointees, including those appointed by Mr. Marcos, to submit their updated personal data sheet and clearances from the Civil Service Commission, National Bureau of Investigation, Office of the Ombudsman, and Sandiganbayan.
Garafil said the updated personal data sheet and clearances are usual documents required of all presidential appointees. With Charles Dantes