MANILA Dec 29 Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte
said on Thursday he was exploring the possibility of keeping
central bank governor Amando Tetangco in the job longer, even
though rules currently forbid him from a third six-year term.
Duterte said Tetangco was doing a good job with monetary
policy at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and he wanted the
governor to continue beyond the 11 years he has already served
in the post.
"I don't think he is qualified because the law prohibits
it," he told news channel ANC, when asked if he would find a way
to keep Tetangco on.
"I am looking into the possibility if I can appoint him
(Reporting by Martin Petty and Neil Jerome Morales)