Tag Archives: corruption

DUTERTE WILL NOT NAME ‘CORRUPT’ LEGISLATORS

Cannot name congressmen who allegedly received kickbacks from project contractors due to “lack of sufficient evidence.”

November 24, 2020

Malacañang on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte refused to name congressmen who allegedly received kickbacks from project contractors due to “lack of sufficient evidence.”Critics questioned why Duterte decided not to disclose the names of legislators when he… Read More

Duterte renews appeal to public to report corruption in gov’t

Offers a PHP10,000 reward for any information on corruption

 November 24, 2020

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night reiterated his call to the public to report corruption activities in the government.“Huwag ka lang magbigay ng pangalan. Ang ibigay mo ang opisina at iyong tingin mo magkano at ‘yung tao. Ikaw, una ka na. Mag-report ka lang doon pa sa… Read More

Duterte to provide Ombudsman list of solons getting kickbacks

 November 24, 2020,

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he would refer to the Office of the Ombudsman information he received about some members of the House of Representatives who allegedly received kickbacks from project contractors.In a taped speech, Duterte bared that he received a list of… Read M

ALSO READ: DOTr execs directed to submit SALNs to DOJ-led task force

DOJ to use SALNs in DOTr corruption probe

 November 23, 2020

MANILA – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Task Force against Corruption (TFAC) would use the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) of officials in investigating possible graft and corrupt practices in the Department of Transportation (DOTr).In a message to… Read More

DUTERTE OFFERS P50K TO P100K REWARD TO TIPSTERS VS. CORRUPTION

To ferret out the corrupt in government, President Rodrigo Duterte has offered a reward of P50,000 or P100,000 to informers who could finger officials engaged in corrupt activities.

In a taped public address aired Tuesday night, Duterte urged anyone to report anomalies within the government and they would receive a cash “prize.” Read More

Also Read: Corruption won’t stop unless informants speak out

 November 11, 2020, 3:40 pm

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to offer a reward of PHP50,000 to PHP100,000 to anyone who can provide information about government officials engaged in corrupt activities showed that he was serious in spending his last two terms in fighting corruption, Malacañang… Read More

Expanded TF to probe DPWH ghost projects

Systemic corruption in DPWH

 Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said the expanded inter-agency task force created by President Rodrigo Duterte to address systemic corruption in government will also investigate the alleged ghost projects in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).In an interview… Read More

BONG GO: Inter-agency task force to address the systemic corruption in gov’t

Expanded task force a whole-of-gov’t approach

  Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Friday said the recently created expanded inter-agency task force to address the systemic corruption in government agencies shows President Rodrigo Duterte’s firm commitment to deliver real change before his term ends through a… Read More

Task force member agencies not spared from corruption probe

“The credibility of the task force hinges to a great extent on the ability of the member agencies to clean their own respective backyards,”Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Friday.

Guevarra said member agencies forming part of the Task Force Against Corruption (TFAC) designated by President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate corruption are not exempt from an investigation of misdeeds by their officials and employees. 

“The member agencies of the task force against corruption are included in the scope of the investigation and will be subjected to the same, if not stricter, standards and procedures as those adopted or to be adopted by the task force for the investigation of other government agencies,” Guevarra said.

The task force earlier said it has set parameters to determine which allegations would be considered.

A minimum threshold of PHP1 billion in public funds involved will be one of the parameters.

On the list are allegations of irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Department of Public Works and Highways, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, and the Land Registration Authority.

The group, headed by the Department of Justice (DOJ), is composed of the National Bureau of Investigation, Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, Office of the Special Assistant to the President, National Prosecution Service, and the Anti-Money Laundering Council.

The task force shall also invite the Commission on Audit, the Civil Service Commission, and the Office of the Ombudsman to work with the task force, with due consideration of their independence as constitutional bodies.

DOJ manpower enough for gov’t-wide corruption probe: Guevarra

MANILA – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday said the additional workload as the lead body in the government-wide crackdown on corruption will not affect his agency’s efficiency.”So far, we have enough state counsels and state prosecutors to handle all these… Read More

Bong Go says Duterte won’t hesitate to publicly expose corrupt gov’t officials

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said President Rodrigo Duterte has not hesitated in his intensified campaign against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.

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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.