September 4, 2021 – Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica took oath as a member of the National Anti-Corruption Coordinating Council (NACCC) during the virtual grand launching of ‘Project Kasangga: National Anti-Corruption Coordinating Council’ this Friday morning.
The NACCC was established as part of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission’s (PACC) ‘Project Kasangga: Aksyon Laban sa Korapsyon’, which aims to further solidify President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s advocacy for a clean and efficient government for Filipinos.
“We, public servants of the Republic of the Philippines, in full commitment and support of the President’s mandate and directive against graft and corruption, and in dedicated service to the Filipino people, do hereby subject ourselves jointly, voluntarily, and whole-heartedly by entering a Memorandum of Agreement ( MOA) to constitute an Anti-Corruption Coordinating Council,” he said as he was sworn in to be part of NACCC along with the heads of over 40 government agencies.
Under the MOA, the NACCC members vowed to support the programs against corruption of PACC. They are also expected to develop cooperation, strategies, and draft policies that will prevent and end corruption in the government.
“This is a big step forward in developing and strengthening the anti-corruption campaign of the President in achieving the administration’s goal of ensuring transparency and accountability in government,” Secretary Greco Belgica, chairman of PACC, said.
Furthermore, the launch of NACCC will establish Anti-Corruption Committees to collect information, investigate cases, and resolve corruption complaints.
“This seals the President’s firm commitment to end corruption… We have not seen this in any government. Bawat opisina hanggang sa barangay may PACC na lumalaban sa korapsyon. ‘Yan ang seriousness ng gobyernong ito sa pamumuno ng Pangulo,” the Presidential anti-corruption czar added.
ARTA previously entered a pact with the PACC to bolster its campaign against red tape.