DAVAO CITY, October 28, 2016 (PNA) — President Rodrigo Duterte will order the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct daily monitoring of corrupt individuals both in government and the private sector.
Speaking upon his arrival at the Davao International Airport from a three-day state visit to Japan on Thursday night, the President said corruption continues to pull the country down.
“It’s time to stop… corruption has to go,” he said.
He said he was referring not just to government officials but also private individuals who corrupt government authorities.
He cited as example the rampant corruption at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC).
“No special privilege this time,” he said.
Duterte said he will order the NBI to conduct a probe and lifestyle check on government officials and personnel.
Weeding out graft and corruption is part of the Duterte administration’s agenda to lift Filipinos out of poverty and improve the economy.
“There will be monitoring every day. I will give you a clean government,” he said. (PNA)