Duterte to join first anti-corruption summit


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be attending the first ever anti-corruption summit that will be held this week, which seeks to put and end to the chain of corruption in the country.

Organized by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution the two-day conference will focus on how the Philippines can make deeper strides in fighting corruption.

Dante Jimenez, founding chairman of the VACC, said the summit from November 27 to 28, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, would be a historic event and no less than the President would be joining the conference.

Jimenez said the President would be in the summit on Tuesday when organizers would present to him the action plan and output of the seminar.

“The President’s attendance in the summit clearly shows the sincerity of his administration in fighting corruption,” Jimenez said in an interview.

The summit, entitled “Breaking the Chains of Corruption” will be attended by experts from various fields namely Clarita Carlos, executive director, Strat Search Foundation Inc.; Tamario Rivera, chairman of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance; and Eduardo Araral, vice dean of research at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Solicitor General Jose Calida will also be attending the summit to discuss Duterte’s anti-corruption campaign.

Jimenez said it was important for the government to start focusing on anti-corruption to ensure that the financial gains obtained by the country from the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and pledges from other countries would be used properly JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA



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  1. There are so many faces of corruption. Corruption have phases and stratification. It can also be intrinsically and extrinsically consumated. It is already an arts and science.

    Curbing the corruption problem is knowing the historical evolution of how it was committed from the different phases and strata. Perpetrators of Corrupt practices has its unique behavior. A behavior that sometimes unnoticeable.

    A portfollios of corrupt practices from various level of government, positions, nature of office techniques applied and alternatives are premiums in addressing the problem.

    Historically, corruption is a national security issue. Perpetrators have strategies on how to do it based on the intensity of vigilance displayed by the authorities and the citizens.

    Curbing corruption is an end that stiff confidential planning that has to achive.

    It is only through effective planning and execution by trained people who could probably solve the problem.