The British government has agreed to train prosecutors under the Office of the Ombudsman on the subjects of investigating and prosecuting corrupt government officials.
British Ambassador to Manila Asif Ahmad and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Tuesday (October 25) in providing for the training program for Filipino prosecutors.
The Ambassador explained that the project has been going on since 2011 and renewed every year to promote the rule of law and democracy. This year, some P6.7 million in grant has been set aside.
He explained that Britain wants the Ombudsman to succeed in its fight against corruption.
Morales, for her part, expressed her gratitude to British support in promoting good governance for the country. She said this further strengthens the social, political and economic ties between the two countries.
Ahmad noted that Britain has the biggest investment in the Philippines among European Union (EU) states. The country’s P70-billion investment covers various industries like telecommunication, energy and consumer products.
He assured that more investments from Britain will be coming soon.