House backs government-wide corruption probe

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday said the House of Representatives is fully supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive for the conduct of a large-scale investigation into allegations of corruption in the entire government.

“We fully understand that the President is doing this out of his frustration over chronic corruption in government, and the House leadership is one with him in his desire to rid the bureaucracy of corrupt officials and employees in the remainder of his term,” Velasco said in a statement.

In a pre-recorded speech aired Tuesday, the President has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate corruption allegations “in the entire government”, particularly with special focus on the corrupt-ridden Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Read More

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