Posts Tagged corruption

PACC creates task force to conduct lifestyle checks on gov’t personnel

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — In line with the national government’s intensified efforts to fight corruption in the country, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has created Task Force on Lifestyle Check. PACC...

PACC eyes filing initial cases vs erring gov’t officials next week

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said they will begin filing cases against erring government officials next week. In a public briefing on Thursday (April 15), PAAC Chairman Greco Belgica...

DPWH pledges to intensify efforts vs corruption

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has signed a manifesto pledging to intensify efforts to curb graft and corruption in the department. DPWH Secretary Mark...

PH drops to 115th place in global corruption index

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines lands in 115th place out of 180 countries in the 2020 Corruption Perception Index of anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. From the 113th position, the Philippines dropped two...

Alleged missing P15-B fund has been liquidated — PhilHealth

Marje Pelayo   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Atty. Dante Gierran of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) insisted on Tuesday (January 26) that there is no truth that the agency is missing billions of...

Duterte hits critics over claims of corruption in vaccine procurement

Marje Pelayo   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has fired back at critics of the government’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement program over claims that transactions are tainted with corruption. The Chief Executive is...

Velasco urges PACC to send corruption report to Ombudsman

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco urged the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to submit to the Office of the Ombudsman their report on the alleged involvement of several...

PNP eyes lifestyle check on cops to stop corruption

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 30, 2020

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it will also conduct lifestyle checks among its ranks following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to end corruption in the government. PNP Chief PGen. Camilo...

Lacson, Sotto to Duterte: Don’t resign, just apply anti-graft laws to both friends, foes

Robie de Guzman   •   September 29, 2020

MANILA, Phillippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said that President Rodrigo Duterte should just implement the anti-graft laws to all violators instead of resigning if he wants to end...

Duterte admits offering to resign over endless corruption in government

Marje Pelayo   •   September 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has mentioned more than once in the past, wanting to step down from his post due to massive corruption in government. He repeated himself...

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