Anti-Corruption 'War' Continues

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Anti-Corruption 'War' Continues


The fight versus corruption will be intensified, the Aquino administration vows. Let the fight continue and come to full fruitionfor 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-Noys 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 governments commitment to the UNCAC. Lets 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. …

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