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PACC taps DAR execs to probe own people

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The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission has tapped two Department of Agrarian Reform officials to help in the investigation of corruption within their ranks.

PACC Chairman Dante Jimenez tapped DAR’s legal services director Marvin Bernal and anti-corruption task force director Alexander Alimuddin Ali to assist and help the PACC evaluate cases, and to police their own ranks to ensure public accountability and good governance.

“We cannot do it alone. We need your help and we will have our regular meetings. If you have some creative ideas for the commission to adapt, tell us because we have around 100 million Filipinos who are expecting so much from the promises of the President to minimize the corruption in our bureaucracies,” Jimenez said.

The initiative to deputize the agencies is pursuant to Executive Order 43 granting the PACC the power to enlist their support to assist the commission in the investigation of cases falling within their jurisdictions.

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones created an anti-corruption task force to back initiatives of President Rodrigo Duterte to fight corruption in government.

He directed the agency’s anti-corruption task force to conduct thorough investigations into information received by the department.

He also enjoined DAR employees to cooperate in the drive against corruption. 

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