THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently signed an Anti-Corruption Manifesto of the Philippine Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) under the Project Kasangga: Tokhang Laban sa Korapsiyon.
Launched by the PACC, “Project Kasangga” is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s goal of weeding out corruption in government.
DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista expressed the department’s support for the President’s anti-corruption goal, and the anti-corruption initiatives of the PACC.
Bautista lauded the PACC for initiating “Project Kasangga,” which allows various government agencies and offices to unite all good governance and anti-corruption measures through the signing of the Anti-Corruption Manifesto.
He said the entire leadership of the DSWD and all employees vow to exert all efforts to uphold the highest work ethics and good governance in all aspects of the department’s work.
“We will achieve this by instituting more stringent anti-corruption measures within the DSWD and by providing a public accessible platform to report their grievances,” Bautista said.
For his part, PACC chairperson Greco Belgica thanked the DSWD for partnering with the commission in the fight against corruption led by the President.
He reminded everyone that public office is a public trust, thus, every public servant must work together in eliminating all forms of graft and corruption and abuse of power in all government agencies, especially as the society is vulnerable due to the ongoing health crisis.
Belgica said that in signing the Anti-Corruption Manifesto and in taking the Oath of Honesty, officials and employees of government agencies affirm their commitment to take an active role in the prevention, detection, and resolution of graft and corruption cases within their respective work stations.