Government employees can file corruption complaints with their respective agencies to the Civil Service Commission.
According to CSC commissioner Aileen Lizada, complaints can be reported to the “Contact Center ng Bayan” without putting them at risk.
“Ito ay tumatanggap para sa mga request for assistance, complaints, commendation, inquiries, and other feedback on government services,” she said.
Complaints can be texted to 09088816565 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Lizada, the Office of the Ombudsman can also receive anonymous complaints.
“We receive regular reports and monitoring,” she said, with complaints including “fixing activities” and extortion.
“Karamihan may nagsasabing may korap… ang problema, hindi sila lumalabas dahil natatakot. Natatakot kasi ‘yong kabangga nila ‘yong boss nila,” added Lizada.
The CSC commissioner also called on the private sector for the government’s anti-corruption drive.
“Nananawagan din ako na hindi magiging korap ang kawani ng gobyerno kung hindi rin kayo mago-offer o magbibigay,” she said.
“I’m sure merong ibang ahensiya ng gobyerno na entrenched o part na ng system nila. Kung hindi ka sasama, you’re going against the flow,” she added.
Corruption complaints can be reported to CSC’s ‘Contact Center of the People’
Lizada commented after President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent statement on corruption in the country.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he would campaign against Sen. Manny Pacquiao in the upcoming 2022 election if the boxing icon fails to prove corruption in the government.
“[Si] Pacquiao, salita nang salita na three times daw tayo mas corrupt [kumpara sa Aquino admin]. So I am challenging him, ituro mo ang opisina na corrupt at ako na ang bahala. Within one week may gawain ako,” said Duterte.
“[If] you fail to do that, I will campaign against you because you are not doing your duty. Do it because if not, I will tell the people: ‘Do not vote for Pacquiao because he is a liar.’”
The senator then accepted the challenge and pointed to the Department of Health as he questioned how Health Secretary Francisco Duque III spent the funds for the pandemic response.