The fight versus corruption will be intensified, the Aquino administration vows.
Let the fight continue and come to full fruition—for the good of the nation.
President Aquino says that the “war” vs corruption will remain as a priority program up to the end of his term, as promised to the people.
Yes, the “bosses” expect more results in the “war” vs thieves and crooks. Check them or kick ‘em out!
In support of P-Noy’s anti -corruption campaign and a similar UN program, the three branches of government have vowed to step up the fight against corruption by adopting measures and needed bills, including the proposed Freedom of Information Act .
Multi-agency and multi-sectoral support necessary to plug anti-corruption loopholes.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. says that the three branches of government have agreed on the Philippines’ commitments to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), aware that the Filipino people are speaking louder against corruption and the misuse of public funds in recent months.
Commitment is good-- but we need follow-up.
Senate President Franklin Drilon, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Chief JJustice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. have submitted to the President for immediate implementation a joint resolution on the government’s commitment to the UNCAC.
Let’s do them now. And do them well.
Mainly outlined in the government resolution are: creation by Congress of more divisions in the Sandiganbayan to hasten the disposition of pending anti-graft cases; strengthening of the Witness Protection Law and Anti-Money Laundering Law; enactment of the Whistleblowers Act; codification of anti-corruption laws criminalizing bribery in the private sector, and active and passive trading of influence; amendments to the forfeiture law, extradition law, and the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty; and the enactment of the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
New measures will surely add to the anti-corruption pressure.
The country has cited 85 percent compliance with international cooperation agreements and 65 percent compliance with criminalization and law enforcement requirements of the United Nations under the UNCAC, firmed up in 2003 and signed by PH in 2006.
Let there be greater compliance – for the good of the greater number.
Concerned groups have called for the country’s adherence to UN requirements that member-states and parties implement, through laws, institutions, programs, and practices, a wide range of measures to prevent, detect, prosecute, and sanction corruption and recover proceeds there from.
Consistency is the best policy.
The business sector, through PCCI President Miguel Valera, has likewise called for the checking of graft and corruption as a business, moral and personal issue – for the good of the country.
Let’s maintain a level playing field, PCCI urges.
Congress’ attention to the passage of other needed laws against corruption and related priorities has been called recently after a derailment of its legislative work due to the “pork barrel” scam and dragging controversy.
No derailment of urgent legislative work, please, Your Honors.
The people have strongly warned through social media and mass media that the fight against corruption will continue without letup, even after the abolition by the Supreme Court of the controversial Congressional “pork barrel” or Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
Yes to people’s continued vigilance against graft and corruption. Yes to a more progressive nation!