The House of Representatives is rallying behind President Duterte’s intensified campaign against corruption.
House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez has promised the Lower House will speed up the approval of measures that will support the President’s drive to eliminate systemic corruption in government.
Romualdez, in a latest post on Facebook, said the President’s call for a government-wide corruption probe “deserves our support.”
“The House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco is in full agreement with the President to put an end to the deep-rooted, systemic and systematic corruption in the government,” said.
“In an effort to further the President’s advocacy against corruption, the House of Representatives would work harder to fast-track the approval of all pending measures related to anti-red tape and anti-corruption campaign of the Duterte administration,” he said.
Romualdez backed the President’s anti-corruption drive. He said the President was “right in his relentless war against all forms of corruption in the entire government.”
He said Congress has already passed bill granting anti-red tape powers to the Chief Executive during national emergencies.
“We are always in full support of the marching orders from President Duterte for Congress to go all out in helping curb red tape and corruption in all levels of governance,” he said.
President Duterte has ordered the Department of Justice to expand its corruption probe on PhilHealth to cover other agencies in government. Duterte has voiced frustration with endemic corruption in government that has supposedly worsened.
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