Duterte sacks SSS chair Valdez, another exec

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Philstar file photo of SSS Chairman Amado Valdez

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated Social Security System Chairman Amado Valdez and SSS commissioner Jose Gabriel M. La Viña, Malacañang announced Monday, February 12.

Announcing the development, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said no reason was given for the termination of the two officials.

But the termination notices noted that their terms of office had expired in June last year and they had been serving in a holdover capacity.