GOVERNMENT “crooks” and “vultures” are still making a mockery of the administration’s anti-graft and corruption crusade, exasperating no less than President Rodrigo Duterte.
And for the benefit of the tax-paying public, the country’s “graft busters” should now unmask those who continue to take advantage of their juicy and powerful positions for private gain.
We agree with well-meaning people that Filipinos, including ordinary citizens across the country, should give President Duterte all the help he needs to be able to pin down the corrupt.
That’s why we doff our hat to neophyte Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go for underscoring anew the need to remove all the “bad eggs” in the government service.
Go made the statement while reiterating calls to preventively suspend and file more cases against erring officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
He said there’s that need to dismiss the corrupt “para hindi na (sila) makasira pa saserbisyo ng gobyerno o makahawa pa sa mga ibang kawani…na gusto lang magsilbi sa kapwa Pilipino.”
“Sabi ko noon, kung hindi lang magagalit ang (mga) human rights advocate, dapat pilayin o putulin ang daliri o kamay ng mga corrupt para matigil talaga ang kalokohan,” said Go.
In fact, in the view of various quarters, this would demonstrate to all the determination of the irate Filipino people to stamp out wrongdoings in the bureaucracy.
These quarters said this would restore the people’s confidence in their government, particularly at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim the lives of thousands of people across the globe.
Government graft busters, like Senator Go, have no choice but to ferret out these “rotten eggs” in government uniform, elected or appointed, before they would pull us down the gutter.