POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 06, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 09:52 a.m. HST, Mar 06, 2011
MANILA » Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has vowed to punish generals and other officers involved in a high-profile corruption scandal.
Aquino on Sunday named his next military chief of staff and ordered him to press on with reforms partly aimed at halting large-scale military graft.
Aquino also used his speech in a graduation ceremony at the prestigious Philippine Military Academy to admonish 196 graduating cadets to resist graft.
Corruption, long entrenched in Philippine society, is an explosive issue in the ill-equipped and poorly paid 126,000-strong military, one of Asia's weakest.