Fight vs corruption

July 17, 2022 People's Tonight 360 views

EVERYBODY agrees that the nationwide fight against graft and corruption in government offices and agencies, national and local, faces many challenges and problems.

People are reluctant to help concerned government authorities in pinning down the world-class crooks and vultures, who insist on making a mockery of our anti-corruption laws.

“Talagang nakalulungkot na marami tayong kababayan, kasama na ang mga ordinaryong lingkod-bayan, na ayaw tumistigo laban sa mga tiwaling opisyal at kawani ng gobyerno.

These officials and employees are either afraid to testify or “baka naman nakikinabang din sila sa pinaggagawa ng mga tiwaling opisyal.

Thus, there’s that urgent need to protect “whistleblowers,” assuring them that they shall not be subject to any liability, whether criminal, administrative or civil.

People are scared to testify against erring government officials and employees, notably those perceived to be backed by men and women in the corridors of political power.

“Sino ang hindi matatakot kung ang kakalabanin mo ay isang bigatin sa lipunan na kayang magbayad ng malaking halaga para lang mapawalang sala siya?” said a village official.

The son and namesake of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos deserves the support of everybody as he exerts his best efforts to wipe out graft and corruption in the country.

And the more than 110 million Filipinos believe that the Chief Executive from Ilocos Norte and Leyte will go after the corrupt public servants without fear or favor.

Of course, as well-meaning citizens, we are all for this.