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Corruption cases involving officials going down, PACC says

The involvement of government officials in corrupt activities appears to be on a downward trend, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) chief said Tuesday.

Interviewed on “Bawal ang Pasaway,” Atty. Manuelito Luna said a number of officials have already been sacked due to involvement in corruption.

“Base po sa aming data at record, mukhang nababawasan na po ‘yung problema sa korapsyon… Marami na pong napaalis na mga opisyales,” he said.

In October 2019, the PACC recommended the filing of charges against 12 National Housing Authority executives over the anomalous housing program for Typhoon Yolanda victims.

However, Luna said there is still a long way to go in their battle against corruption.

“We are about to forward our recommendation on the BHS, Barangay Health Station, which is [an] P8.1 billion ghost project of the Department of Health,” he said.

The PACC chief cited other ghost projects of government agencies that they are still investigating, such as a P156-billion program of PhilHealth and a “multimillion” ghost project of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

“We combine all of these. These are in billions of pesos,” he said.

Luna also said that “only the president can give his final action” based on the findings that they submit to him.

Watch the interview to find out the government agencies being investigated for alleged corrupt practices. —Julia Mari Ornedo/LDF, GMA News