Anti-Corruption Checks Now a “MUST” for LTO, LTFRB Officials
Are the LTO and LTFRB trying to make amends with President Rodrigo Duterte after he threatened to “kill” the former for its inefficient service? Or is it because the government caught a ‘fixer’ in their office during an entrapment operation by the Anti-Red Tape Authority, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, and the National Bureau of Investigation?
Whichever the case, the two agencies seem to be more intense in their fight against corruption. That’s because based on a memorandum dated July 18 that was issued by Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, both agencies are now requiring all their officials to undergo corruption checks, “relative to the campaign of the President to eradicate graft and corruption in the Government.”
Officials of both agencies are now required to give copies of their statement of assets and liabilities, together with their net worth, income tax returns, and other documents.
What’s more, they are now reshuffling all the cashiers assigned at LTFRB’s central office to further their fight against corruption.
“We will undertake all necessary measures to reassure the public of LTFRB’s commitment to transparent accountable and corruption-free service to our stakeholders,” Delgra said according to ABS-CBN.
“This serves as a reminder to all LTO officials and employees to remain straight and honest public servants,” said LTO chief Edgar Galvante.