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The task force has decided to investigate corruption in government involving amounts of at least P1 billion, Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar said on Friday (Oct. 30).

Villar said this decision was reached during the meeting held by members of the DOJ-led task force on Friday afternoon.

“The particular transactions were not identified —just the agencies and the threshold amount. But these will be included in the investigations conducted,” the DOJ spokesperson said.

Aside from the amount, Villar revealed the discussion of the meeting included “the objectives of the task force and the structure of the task force.”

“We confirmed the five agencies to be prioritized and agreed on the parameters for determining which allegations the task force will consider,” she said.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra had previously identified five government agencies that the task force will initially investigate, namely, the the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Land Registration Authority (LRA), the Bureau of Immigration (BI), the Bureau of Customs (BOC), and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

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