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PACC, ULAP TO FOCUS ON CORRUPTION IN PROVINCES

In response to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s directive to intensify the campaign against corruption, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the Union of Local Government Authorities (ULAP) have joined forces to establish the Provincial Anti-Corruption Committees. 

According to ULAP President and Quirino Governor Dax Cua, they are supporting the PACC in its pursuit to substantially suppress, if not eradicate, corruption in the remaining months of the current administration. 

The PACC’s target is to formally establish the Provincial Anti-Corruption Committees by the end of this month and to operationalize them as early as September 2021. 

According to Secretary Greco Belgica, chairperson of the PACC, this is part of the Duterte administration’s whole-of-nation approach in addressing the lingering problem of the country which is corruption. 

“As part of the intensified campaign of the President against corruption, we have also initiated the creation of Anti-Corruption Committees which shall be established in all government agencies/offices, including local governments,” Belgica said.

“The Anti-Corruption Committees shall be tasked to monitor and validate reports of corruption, formulate anti-corruption policies, and conduct public information campaigns to generate support for the government’s anti-corruption programs, among others,” Belgica added. 

According to Belgica, the PACC’s target is to formally establish the Provincial Anti-Corruption Committees by the end of this month and to operationalize them as early as September 2021. 

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