A Challenge of Straighforwardness Towards the President

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Surprisingly, VP Leni Robredo said that President Rodrigo Duterte can deliver his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth to show straightforwardness even with examinations over review writes about government spending.

This comes after Duterte, who has said he will run for VP, guaranteed he would review government organizations as VP. This was in light of reaction over his outburst against the Commission on Audit, which hailed lacks in government divisions’ expenditure of pandemic assets.

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Talking on her week after week public broadcast circulated over dzXL, the VP said that reviews are not inside the command of the Office of the Vice President. Duterte’s authorities play made light of the part of the OVP and the VP, with the Palace considering her a “extra tire.”

The order of the VP is simply succession…but reviewing is given to a sacred body for freedom so it isn’t upset by different parts of government. There are so many alternate approaches to show that they’re against debasement.

In fact, The Palace has taken the position that the president is simply needed to document his SALNs with the Office of the Ombudsman. Disclosing it is up to the ombudsman, it has said. The Office of the Ombudsman has in the mean time confined admittance to authorities’ SALNs, saying SALN filers need to permit divulgence before these are delivered.

For this reason, Robredo’s SALN in July through a Freedom of Information demand with her office, which it conceded in light of a legitimate concern for straightforwardness” after only one working day. Robredo blamed the president for redirecting the discussion, bringing up that the main office in essentially decreasing defilement is the Office of the President.

Along with this, The COA review reports of workplaces are appraisals to show that our workplaces are not engaged with debasement. However, Duterte has remained with regards to his authorities, including Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, whose division was hailed for lacks that hampered pandemic reaction.

But Duterte asserted Duque was “painted dark” by the COA reports and encouraged government authorities to simply disregard the commission’s discoveries. 

Republic Act 6713, or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, requires government authorities to present their SALNs inside 30 days of their entering office.

The demonstration expresses that people in general has the option to know officials resources, liabilities, total assets and monetary and business interests.

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