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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau


STATEMENT OF SPEAKER LORD ALLAN VELASCO ON PRRD’S DIRECTIVE FOR A GOVERNMENT-WIDE CORRUPTION PROBE
27 October 2020 03:11:53 PM


The House of Representatives fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive for the conduct of a large-scale investigation into allegations of corruption in the entire government.

We fully understand that the President is doing this out of his frustration over chronic corruption in government, and the House leadership is one with him in his desire to rid the bureaucracy of corrupt officials and employees in the remainder of his term.

It is also important to note that the President issued the directive following incessant attacks against the House due to alleged involvement of some of its members in corruption activities in the Department of Public Works and Highways.

While we are saddened that some congressmen and the institution have been dragged into this controversy, we welcome such probe by any government agency, as an investigation by the House would be self-serving and would only create a cloud of doubt. #

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