FROM now on, the ‘super’ Task Force Against Corruption will now be more discerning in investigating complaints against public officials as election season for the 2022 general election nears.
“We expect the number (of complaints) to rise as we draw closer to the next elections. There may be a rash of politically motivated complaints alleging corruption by contending elective officials. We will have to evaluate each complaint on the basis of adequate evidence submitted to support general allegations,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said over the weekend.
Recently, Guevarra, head of the task force, disclosed that corruption complaints have started to pile up since the task force was created pursuant to President Duterte’s order.
“Marami-rami na. Nagsisimula nang magdatingan. That’s why we are organizing our operations center,” Guevarra once 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.Publication Source : People's Tonight