Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said President Rodrigo Duterte has not hesitated in his intensified campaign against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.
To emphasize that Duterte is serious in his campaign, Go said the President will release names of government officials suspected of corruption in the coming months.
Go made this statement as he was asked if it would be the ‘new normal’ for Duterte to publicly expose the name of corrupt government officials, on Wednesday, November 4 after his visit to fire victims in Sta. Mesa, Manila City,
Go warned government officials to shape up lest they want to be included in the list.
“Ngayon, kung ayaw ninyong pangalanan kayo, e ‘di wag kayong pumasok sa korapsyon dahil tuloy-tuloy po ang kampanya namin ni Pangulo laban sa korapsyon,” he said.
Earlier, Go lauded President Duterte for heeding calls to create an expanded inter-agency task force mandated to resolve numerous allegations of prevalent systemic corruption in various government agencies. The said task force will be mandated to investigate all issues of corruption in agencies, prosecute and file charges, conduct lifestyle checks, audit funds, recommend suspensions and put in jail those found guilty of corrupt practices.
The Senator, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, believes the ongoing corruption also hampers the country’s ability to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.