Tag: Anti-corruption

πŸ“° Special Report: Wasteful projects traced to kickbacks [Inquirer]

From the Inquirer: According to Sen. Panfilo Lacson, one of the new manifestations of pork in the budget (is) where contractors shortchange taxpayers by using low-grade materials for infrastructure projects, while gifting agency officials and lawmakers with huge commissions in exchange for the contracts.
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#PingTweets: On Philippine crocodiles

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#PingTweets: On the Commission on Audit’s efforts vs corruption

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#PingTweets: On floods and smuggled shabu

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Kapag patas ang patakaran, ang paglabag sa batas ay maiiwasan.

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#PingTweets: On the SC decision on the PNP’s purchase of used choppers in 2009: Let ax fall on the ‘mastermind’

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In 2011, Sen. Lacson exposed irregularities in the P105-million purchase of helicopters by the Philippine National Police and initiated a Senate investigation into it.
By intentionally misrepresenting the helicopters they were selling as brand new and likewise, by intentionally accepting the same as such, both MAPTRA and the PNP may have entered into an anomalous contract which not only gave unwarranted benefits or advantage to a party but also one which is manifestly and grossly disadvantageous to the government in violation of Section 3 (E) and (G) of Republic Act 3019, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

Related:
Arroyos’ used choppers sold to PNP in 2009
Lacson initiates probe on P105-M PNP chopper purchase
SC affirms Ombudsman dismissal of PNP execs in mess (Ombudsman website)

#PingBills Update: Bill providing protection, benefits for whistleblowers is pending at the committee level

Senate Bill 258, which increases protection and benefits for whistleblowers, is pending before the Senate Committees on Justice and Human Rights; and Finance.

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Related:
Lacson bill offers big rewards for whistleblowers in corruption cases
Hanggang P5M pabuya sa testigo vs korapsyon

Read: Senate Bill 1638, An Act Seeking to Strengthen the Office of the Ombudsman via a Retirement Benefit System

Senate Bill 1638 strengthens the Office of the Ombudsman by establishing a retirement benefit system for the Ombudsman, his/her deputies, the special prosecutor and other officials and employees performing legal, prosecution, investigation and corruption prevention functions. It also seeks to augment employees’ benefits.

Given the indispensable role of the Office of the Ombudsman in the eradication of graft and corruption, it is only but fitting to provide them with a competitive retirement scheme commensurate and comparable to other officials and employees in government performing equally vital functions.”

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#PingTweets: On the firing (and hiring) of corrupt officials

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Dalawang daliri lang ang simbolismo upang hindi na magamit ang BOC sa katiwalian gaya ng pagpuslit ng droga.

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