JUSTICE Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar yesterday disclosed that the number of corruption complaints filed before Task Force against Corruption has already reached 60.
Aglipay-Villar, concurrent Justice Department spokesperson, said there were complaints involving Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) construction projects outside Metro Manila.
“The Operations Center Secretariat is still in the process of consolidating the complaints they received and those received by DOJAC (Department of Justice Action Center) as there has been a sudden surge in complaints this week. Estimated number is more than 60 already.”
“Usual DPWH complaint involves alleged anomalies/irregularities in construction projects outside Metro Manila,” she said in a message to reporters.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra recently said formal complaints have started to pile up since the Task Force Against Corruption was created to crack the whip on corrupt government officials and employees.
“Marami-rami na. Nagsisimula nang magdatingan. That’s why we are organizing our operations center,” Guevarra said.
President Duterte recently directed the Department of Justice to investigate corruption in the entire government.
“I hope that all government workers, officials are listening. This is a memorandum from me to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. The subject is investigating corruption allegations in the entire government,” he said in a taped speech.
“I will concentrate the last remaining years of my term fighting corruption kasi hanggang ngayon, hindi humihina, lumalakas pa lalo. Para na tuloy naging inutil ang mga opisyal ng bayan, na wala talagang magawa with the onslaught of corruption,” the President vowed.