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NO COOP CONTRIBUTIONS IN 2019 CAMPAIGN – PHILRECA

PHILRECA Party-list Rep. Presley De Jesus has denied allegations of receiving political contributions from electric cooperatives (ECs) for its campaign during the 2019 elections.  In a statement, PHILRECA Party-list Rep. Presley De Jesus categorically denied the allegations hurled against the party-list by Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) chairman Greco Belgica.  PHILRECA party-list, however, assured that it […]

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ABANTE: HEAVY PENALTIES FOR CORRUPTION AMID CRISIS

Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures.This is the rationale behind a proposed law that if passed would levy heavier penalties on public officials found guilty of negligence or corruption while the country is under a State of Public Health Emergency. We now live in extraordinary times, and extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Kaya po ang […]

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DPWH-PACC SIGN PACT VS CORRUPTION – VILLAR

Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) nationwide headed by Secretary Mark Villar recently signed a Pledge of Cooperation and Oath of Honesty Manifesto in partnership with the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC). The online event held all over the country via the web platform Zoom was attended by the members of the […]

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DA PROBES ALLEGED CORRUPTION IN PORK IMPORTATION

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has created a special committee to look into allegations of corruption in the allocation of meat import certificates under the in-quota Minimum Access Volume (MAV) scheme. “While we stand firm that the issuance of MAV in-quota allocation is above-board and non-discretionary, we have created a special committee to look into allegations […]

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VILLAR FORMS TASK FORCE VS CORRUPTION IN DPWH

In a bid to strengthen the government’s fight against corruption, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) created the Task Force Against Graft and Corruption (TAG) to probe allegations of widespread anomalies in the agency. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar issued Department Order Number 101 forming a five-member committee that will investigate the alleged corrupt […]

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SUSPEND POGO FIRMS – VILLANUEVA

The allegations of a new racket involving payouts to immigration officers at the NAIA by travel agencies representing foreign workers only show that “happy days are back for the corrupt,” according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva reiterated the pressing need for suspending Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) given the latest incident involving the Bureau of […]

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HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE – SPEAKER CAYETANO

Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairman, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said he is ready to face any investigation into controversies surrounding the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. “Hold me accountable. SEA Games Organizing Committee accountable. Hindi ako magtatago. Ako po haharap sa Senado, sa Ombudsman (I won’t hide. I would show up […]

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DUTERTE GOV’T COMMITS TO ENSURE SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS – SY EGCO

The top official of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFOMS) said the Duterte administration remains committed to ensuring the safety of journalists in the country. Undersecretary Jose Joel Sy Egco, executive director of the PTFOMS which is under the Office of the President, said the task force’s top mandate is to protect the […]

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DOT OFFICIALS TO PARTICIPATE IN PACC LIFESTYLE CHECK – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has issued a directive to all Department of Tourism (DOT) officials to participate in the lifestyle check of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC). This is in line with the PACC’s call on government officials to submit themselves to investigations, as part of Malacañang’s drive to stamp out corruption in the government. […]

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I AM READY TO PROBE PCSO, PHILHEALTH ANOMALIES – GO

Senator Bong Go said he is ready to conduct Senate investigations into alleged anomalies in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). Go said the interest of the Filipino people should be put above everything else and those who committed corruption should be held accountable. “The interest of the […]